Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Environmental Communication/Public Relations

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Environmental Communication/Public Relations
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Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
December 31, 2019


POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Communication is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Public Relations with an emphasis in Environmental Communication. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching addresses environmental communication/social justice efforts and public relations, and who can teach social media analytics.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of the potential for establishing a national reputation through an active program of scholarship. In addition, candidates should have a strong record of teaching, an interest in both undergraduate and graduate education, and a willingness to mentor graduate students. Existing courses the candidate may teach include Public Relations Campaigns, Digital Media and Citizenship, Introduction to Communicating about Health/Science/Environment, and Environmental Communication, along with opportunities to develop new courses.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered, candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Communication or related field by start date of the appointment. Candidates must have initiated a research program resulting in publications and presentations and have demonstrated potential for teaching courses in environmental communication and public relations, including social media analytics. Finally, the successful candidate must share the department’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Communication has a strong research and disciplinary leadership profile, with a highly rated MA program, undergraduate majors in Communication and Public Relations, along with certificates in PR (CEPR-certified) and Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk.  The University of Cincinnati is an urban, research intensive public university that strives to provide a supportive environment for all its faculty. For example, we have an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and LGBTQ faculty association, and an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UC is located in a vibrant city with an active arts scene, national sports teams and an abundance of local restaurants and entertainment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The University of Cincinnati offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Support for start-up research costs will be available.

DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE ATTACHED:  Cover Letter addressing Position Qualifications, Academic Vitae, Writing Sample(s), Teaching Philosophy Statement, Evidence of teaching effectiveness, 3 Letters of Reference. Please use the additional documents feature to attach requested items.

TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should provide a cover letter addressing position qualifications, academic vitae, writing sample/s, teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching accomplishment, along with three letters of reference to https://jobs.uc.edu/ and search for requisition #40069. Deadline for receipt of application materials is December 31, 2019.

The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  We actively seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Applications reviewed beginning January 20, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.