School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-SOJC-APINPR [#8240, 16234AB]
Position Title: Assistant and Associate/Full Professor in Public Relations- DEADLINE EXTENDED and ENDOWED CHAIR OPPORTUNITY ADDED
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Area: Journalism / Public Relations
Starting Date:2017/09/16
Appl Deadline:2017/01/04 finished (posted 2016/10/07, finished 2017/04/19, listed until 2017/04/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks two tenure-track colleagues: an assistant and an associate/full professor in public relations to join a growing, nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), at least three years full-time professional experience in public relations exclusive of internships, a well-defined research agenda and evidence of scholarly production, and demonstrated teaching ability at the college level.

Ideal candidates for the associate/full position are senior scholars who would assume the SOJC Endowed Chair in Public Relations. Ideal candidates will also have academic leadership experience and the selected candidate will direct the public relations major, which comprises 10 full-time faculty, five adjunct faculty, and approximately 400 undergraduate majors. We seek a recognized scholar with strong professional connections and a vision for the future of public relations education.

Our ACEJMC-accredited program has a longstanding, award-winning PRSSA chapter, student-run public relations firm and a newly developed Investor Relations Club. Our graduates are grounded in ethics and innovation, committed to communication in the public interest and well trained in the strategic use of social media. Teaching opportunities are available across the curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs and the strategic communication professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center.

The UO is more than halfway toward a major capital campaign goal of $2 billion and in the early stages of implementing strategic priorities. Preferred candidates will have expertise or potential aligned with those priorities, namely enhancing student access, retention, and success; building capacity for research, scholarship, creative inquiry, and graduate education; and attracting and retaining highly qualified, diverse students, faculty, and staff.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2017. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by January 4, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching portfolio (link to online is fine), two refereed research pieces and the names of four references.

As the only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the SOJC offers majors in advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations; an Honors Program; and a media studies minor; and supports UO’s interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia minor. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional M.A. degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication. The school implemented an innovative undergraduate curriculum in 2009, moved into state-of-the-art facilities in 2013, recently launched the Agora Journalism Center based at the Turnbull Center in Portland and is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. With more than 2,200 students, the SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO, which is a Research I member of the American Association of Universities.

For inquiries, please contact or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
School of Journalism and Communication
1275 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1275

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