Bring Your Innovation and Talent to a Winning Team
Join the faculty of U.S. News and World Report’s 5th ranked U.S.
public university at an exciting time of growth and opportunity.
The Department of Public Relations in the University of Florida’s
College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) invites applications
for a full-time (nine- or twelve-month) non-tenure accruing, public
relations lecturer position to begin in January or August 2022. Our
talented, diverse and engaged students need you to bring your
skills, experience and wisdom to our classrooms.
We’re looking for a colleague who is a change-maker with
demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following
communications areas: Social media, digital communications,
influencer relations, corporate communications, cultural
competence, social change and activism, international public
relations, pop culture, sports, fashion, tourism or entertainment.
We seek a colleague who understands the specific experiences of
historically marginalized groups in the U.S.
We have an acute need to build our curriculum related to
communicating for diversity, inclusion, equity and access. We are
particularly interested in candidates who contribute to the
diversification of perspectives to our program.
Our core undergraduate curriculum includes courses in writing,
principles, research, ethics and campaigns. We are interested in
candidates with excellent writing skills.
The University of Florida offers a competitive salary commensurate
with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. To
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The University of
Florida is a top-5 public, comprehensive, land-grant, research
university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university,
UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public
universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853.
It opened its doors in Gainesville in 1906 with 102 students.
Today, it is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse
universities in the nation, with an enrollment of some 57,000
students annually. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 170
research centers and institutes. UF offers nearly 100 undergraduate
degree programs and more than 200 graduate degree programs. Only
five other universities nationwide have as many programs of study
on one campus as the University of Florida.
The College of Journalism and Communications
(www.jou.ufl.edu) has 70 full-time faculty members teaching in four
departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and
Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the
College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in
Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also
houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals
and staffed by students
Department of Public Relations
is one of the top public
relations programs in the country, with eight tenure-track faculty
members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and
five professional faculty, for a total of 14 faculty members. It
currently serves over 650 undergraduate majors, 255 master’s
students, and 22 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is
ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United
States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.
The Department of Public Relations is committed to educating the
standard bearers of the profession for an interdependent local and
global society. With the support of the department, public
relations students recently founded the nation’s first Hispanic
Public Relations Student Association and the second chapter of the
Black Public Relations Student Society. The public relations
undergraduate program is certified (CEPR) by the Public Relations
Society of America (PRSA). The department faculty advises UF’s
award-winning Public Relations Student Society of America chapter,
and Alpha PRoductions, a student-run public relations agency. The
faculty also fields a team of students each year for PRSA’s Bateman
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a
diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship,
cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and
collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to
produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global
scale. Learn more about CJC IDE efforts: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-about/
Diversity and inclusion make our program stronger, and so we seek
applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals,
including women, veterans, members of underrepresented, protected
veterans and persons with disabilities.
The City of Gainesville
City of Gainesville
home to Florida's largest and oldest university, which makes it one
of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and
athletics. Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in
Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of
Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s
drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities.
Gainesville in 60 Seconds.
For additional information on Gainesville, FL and population
demographics, follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainesville,_Florida
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in public relations,
communications or a related field is required.
- Applicants must have at least five years of professional
- Previous teaching experience at the university level is a plus.
Special consideration will be given to applicants with recent
frontline experience in the field.
- Evidence of effective guiding and coaching students in a
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in public
relations. The faculty member may teach and supervise graduate
students. Candidates will mentor undergraduate and graduate
students, engage in governance and other service activities, and
demonstrate interest in contributing to online education,
diversity, and the internationalization of the college and
Applications must be submitted online via apply.interfolio.com/98012
. Applications must include
an electronic copy of the following:
- A statement on commitment to diversity an inclusion in teaching
- A letter of interest summarizing your qualifications and what
you would bring to the position;
- Teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of
- A resumé or complete curriculum vitae;
- A written or video statement on your lived experience and
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that shows how you
have championed or experienced these in your work and how you would
continue to champion these in your teaching and mentoring, and
support of others;
- Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of
- The Search Committee may request additional materials at a
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this
position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at
(800) 955-8771 (TDD).
Please direct all question to Search Committee Chair, Mickey G.
Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA, search committee chair, at email@example.com
Review of applications begins December 1, 2021 and continues
until the position is filled.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment
screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference
checks, and verification of education.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity
Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance
with Florida's Sunshine Law.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with
respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,
national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic
information and veteran status in all aspects of employment
including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,
terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and