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Tenure-Track Open Rank Faculty Position, Department of Public Relations & Advertising

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 6, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Public Relations & Advertising welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month), tenure-track assistant/associate/full professor to join the department on September 1, 2024.

The Department seeks a strategic communicator who can teach on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Courses may include Graduate Strategic Communication Overview, Online Public Relations, Brand Reputation, Case Studies & Planning, Advertising Campaigns and graduate or undergraduate writing. The individual should be able to conduct cross-disciplinary research and contribute to a department that looks favorably on a multidisciplinary approach to strategic communication.

This tenure-track position carries an expectation of successful scholarly research or creative activity and publication along with efforts to seek external funding. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service including curriculum development, graduate advisory board, and advisement of department student organizations such as PRSSA, Ad Club or the department’s student agency, ProfAgency.

The Department of Public Relations & Advertising houses majors in public relations and advertising as well as a minor and master’s degree in strategic communication. We also support PRSSA and Ad Club (a division of AAF), student organizations that garner numerous awards each year. Both our undergraduate and master’s programs are Certified Educator in Public Relations programs, the former one of only 40+ in the nation and the latter one of five certified graduate programs.

The Department of Public Relations & Advertising is one of six departments in the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts that also includes Art, Communication Studies, Journalism, Radio, Television & Film, and Writing Arts. Edelman CCCA’s goal is to empower people to be storytellers, artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The college serves nearly 1900 majors through eleven B.A.s, two B.F.A.s, and three M.A.s. Additionally, we house first-year writing, public speaking and the Rowan Writing Center, which serve all Rowan students. We are also home to the Rowan University Art Gallery, Rowan Radio WGLS 89.7-FM, the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, and the Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact.

Essential requirements: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in strategic communication or related discipline with a conferral date no later than July 1, 2024, and demonstrate evidence of effective teaching at the collegiate level. Professional experience is desirable.

Starting Date: September 2024

Salary: Competitive

Application Process: Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at by January 10, 2024.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing

• A 2-3 page cover letter/statement addressing:
  • Teaching philosophy demonstrating a commitment toward promoting and enhancing diversity
  • A description of how you apply this philosophy through specific examples of teaching practices (such as course/assignment design, assigned readings, and class activities)
  • The classes you feel most equipped to teach and how your background or interests complement our departmental offerings
  • Detailed research agenda
• C.V. or resume

• One set of recent student evaluations

• Names and contact information of three references

For more information, please contact search chair, Dr. Joseph Basso, at and see the department’s official webpage here .

Rowan University is diverse by design. Open positions within the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts are an invitation to join our diverse, dynamic, nationally ranked university driven by inclusive, agile, and responsive scholars/educators who recognize themselves in these values. Our mission statement further outlines a vision for successful and equitable student learning outcomes, research excellence, and service to Rowan and the broader community.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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