Monday, August 24, 2015

Professor - Public Relations (open rank)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job #071931
Job TitleProfessor - Public Relations (open rank)
LocationPublic Relations
Pay RangeCommensurate w/ Experience
FLSA StatusExempt
As determined by department chair.
Job TypeFull-time
CampusSyracuse, NY
Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable
Job Description
The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Public Relations Department to begin in the Fall of 2016. The position will provide leadership in our public diplomacy specialization, where students earn a M.S. in Public Relations and a M.A. in international relations from the renowned Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Rank of the position is negotiable.
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a new Studio and Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.
Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and brightest. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPAand ranked in the top 15% of their graduating classes. A close-knit department with a blend of professionals and scholars teaching and collaborating, the Public Relations Department at Newhouse is the fastest growing department in the school, is one of the oldest in the country and is one of the few programs to offer PR education on all levels: undergraduate (BS, Public Relations); master’s (MS, Public Relations); Ph.D. (PR emphasis); and, since 1995, Executive Education to mid-career executives (an interdisciplinary MS in Communications Management) in a limited residency/distance learning format.
In 2006, the department created a dual master’s degree in Public Diplomacy (degrees in both PR and International Relations). In 2015, the School launched an online master’s program with three tracks in Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation. The Public Relations Department is consistently ranked as a top program by industry leaders and trades and holds a PRSA Certification in Education for Public Relations.
Candidates must have a master’s degree in communication or a related field, or equivalent professional designation. Professional experience in public diplomacy and/or international public relations/public affairs is highly desired.
Candidates should have a record of thought leadership demonstrated through professional work, engagement in international affairs/public relations, high profile speaking engagements, published news articles and opinion pieces, an active scholarly agenda, or through applied creative productions. The successful candidate will help further research and define the discipline of public diplomacy and teach courses in public relations. This position expects a variety of service duties, especially working with master’s public diplomacy students. The candidate is expected to quickly become a leader within the Public Diplomacy Program and eventually serve as its director.
Job Specific Qualifications
Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, particularly with a global and multicultural perspective incorporating digital strategies and tactics.
Teaching responsibilities may include Public Relations Campaigns, Public Relations Writing courses with an emphasis in digital communication, Public Diplomacy, Ethics, and Public Relations Management, and courses that complement the individual’s expertise or specialization.
Physical Requirements
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Application Instructions
Cover letter, C.V, and a list of four references with names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers must be attached. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
Job Posting Date08/23/2015
Application Deadline
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Consideration10/30/2015
Job CategoryFaculty
Message to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Please let us know how you heard of this position.
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - newspaper
    • The Academic Network
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Academic Keys
    • Syracuse Post Standard - newspaper
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter/@sujobs
    • Colleague recommendation
    • Other
  2. * If "other",please let us know how you heard about this position. (or enter N/A)
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. Describe your experience in developing, expanding or promoting a program.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. Describe how your experience will help you teach public relations courses.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. Describe one of your experiences where public relations was used to help address an international relations issue or situation.
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. Do you have experience advising or mentoring college students or young professionals?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching evaluations
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Portfoilo Website URL

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