[Air-L] Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Relations and Advertising, Technology Foci

Alison Novak alisonnovak37 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 08:18:01 PDT 2017

Rowan University’s (NJ- USA) Department of Public Relations/Advertising
welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month), tenure-track Assistant
Professor to join the department September 1, 2018.

The Department seeks a strategic communicator who can teach both
skill-based and strategic planning classes in public relations and
advertising. The individual should have a technology-driven focus as well
as use traditional PR and advertising approaches. Additionally, the
individual should be able to conduct cross-disciplinary research and
contribute to a department that looks favorably on multidisciplinary
approaches to strategic communication. Expertise in sports public relations
or educational public relations is also desirable.

This tenure-track position carries an expectation of excellent teaching,
successful scholarly research and publication 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 and advisement of department student organizations.

The Department of Public Relations/Advertising is one of six departments
within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. The department
houses majors in public relations and advertising as well as a master’s
degree and minor in Strategic Communication. It also supports PRSSA and Ad
Club (a division of AAF), student organizations that garner numerous awards
each year. We are a CEPR department (Certified Educator in Public
Relations), one of only 30+ in the nation.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate
Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is
located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with
additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven
colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the
Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and
Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts,
and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University;
the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of
Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the
country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is
also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the
translation of applied research into commercial products and processes.
Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the
nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S.
News & World Report.

A Ph.D. or equivalent is required for this position. ABD candidates with
dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal degree is
required at time of appointment. Applicants must be currently authorized to
work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Starting Date: September 1, 2018

Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at:

Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.

Submissions must include a single .pdf file containing the following: a
letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching
philosophy, and a description of research or creative agenda.Three current
letters of recommendation should be emailed to: Suzanne FitzGerald (
sparks at rowan.edu).

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