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Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (shreve@oakland.edu).

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Strategic Communication
Requisition No. 0000344
Job Description Summary:

The Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our new public relations and strategic communication major. The appointment begins August 15, 2018.

The position is designed to cultivate the new major. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of public relations and strategic communication, maintain an active research agenda, and provide leadership and service within the department, college, and university.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment; experience teaching undergraduate courses in public relations and strategic communication and demonstrated activity in scholarly arenas, such as conference presentations, publications, or similar, with an articulated research agenda.

Teaching responsibilities would include teaching quantitative methods and basic courses in public relations and strategic communication. Professional experience in the PR field is desirable. The ideal candidate will strengthen our existing curriculum by developing new courses in one or more of the following areas: social media, health communication, media technologies and strategic communication.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in public relations, strategic communication, or related field at time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must submit 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter, 3) a teaching philosophy, (4) a research statement, 5) unofficial transcripts; and 6) three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 15 will receive the highest priority. Inquiries can be directed to Holly Shreve Gilbert (shreve@oakland.edu).

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 07/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Syllabus
  2. Teaching Evaluation