The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington
and Lee University seeks a versatile colleague for a tenure-track
position at the rank of assistant professor with teaching and
scholarly or creative interests in strategic communication and
public relations. The appointment begins July 1, 2022.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts
college of about 1,800 undergraduate students located in Virginia’s
scenic Shenandoah Valley. Our department offers majors for students
in journalism and strategic communication.
Our department is committed to preparing our students for global
communications by creating an educational environment that values
diverse people and their ideas. Our new colleague will be expected
to teach undergraduate courses that will likely include Public
Relations Writing and Public Relations Campaigns or a similar
capstone course, as well as specialty courses in the candidate’s
area of expertise. The position will also include advising our
department’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of
America (PRSSA). Experience with data analysis or social media for
strategic communication is preferred. We seek candidates who can
effectively mentor underrepresented minority students.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we strive to
foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of
all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to
preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an
educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and
intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic
Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority
candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally
underrepresented in academia.
Applications should include:
- Candidates should have substantial professional experience in
public relations and/or marketing or advertising.
- A Ph.D. in public relations, mass communications or a related
field and teaching experience at the college level are
- Candidates with a master’s degree in public relations, mass
communications or a related field and significant professional
experience are also welcome to apply.
- A cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Names, addresses, e-mail and phone numbers of at least three
Please upload all materials in PDF format to apply.interfolio.com/94410
. Review of applications
will begin on October 15, 2021. Send inquiries to Prof. Mark
Coddington at email@example.com
, 203 Reid
Hall, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Washington
and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia 24450.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.