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Search launched for new public relations studies faculty positions at USC Annenberg School of Journalism

October 25, 2012

 

APPLICANTS FROM THE PRACTICE AND RELATED DISCIPLINES WELCOME!

TWO POSITIONS IN PR STUDIES AT USC ANNENBERG:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (NON TENURE TRACK)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK)

 

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 15

POSITIONS WILL COMMENCE FALL, 2013

 

The Public Relations Studies Program at USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism seeks applicants for two full time faculty positions: Associate Professor of Professional Practice (non tenure track), and Assistant Professor (tenure track). We recognize that PR/communication is undergoing revolutionary change and redefinition, and seek two colleagues eager to explore and lead these transformations, around one or more of the following areas:

 

  • “Big data” approaches to communication scholarship/the practice of public relations
     
  • Communication across media platforms; transmedia storytelling
     
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in advocacy communication
     
  • Visual communication; message design in the new media era

 

 

Professional candidates

 

Candidates for Associate Professor of Professional practice must have expertise, experience, and long-term interest in at least one of the following:
 

  • Research, planning and evaluation of communication campaigns; metrics; ROI
     
  • Business administration/management
     
  • Visual communication; creative direction
     
  • International/global communication (with an emphasis on Asia) 
     
  • Marketing communication
     
  • Risk assessment/monitoring/management
     
  • Stakeholder engagement 

 

Professionals must have a record of outstanding accomplishments demonstrating innovation and leadership that has advanced the profession at the national or international level; a minimum of 8 – 10 years professional experience in PR/communication or a related field; and (preferably but not necessarily) an advanced degree in a relevant discipline (PR, communication, marketing, business, law, etc.). Teaching experience will be a major plus.

 

 

Tenure track candidates

 

Candidates for Assistant Professor must have doctoral degrees (though ABDs who will complete their degree work by August 1, 2013 will be considered), the ability to teach an array of courses in our applied public relations undergraduate and master’s degree programs; and (ideally) substantive professional experience. Applicants from related disciplines (marketing, business/management, law, political science, etc.) are welcome, provided that they possess a record of relevance to, and interest in, public relations/strategic communication. Candidates must show potential for establishing an active program of research related to public relations in one of the following substantive areas:
 

  • Strategic communication; communication campaigns; metrics and evaluation
     
  • Health communication
     
  • Political communication
     
  • Marketing communication
     
  • International/global communication (with an emphasis on Asia) 
     
  • Visual communication

 

 

Candidates for both positions must:
 

  • Possess demonstrable evidence of the potential to be outstanding instructors
     
  • Be highly motivated, ambitious, innovative, out-of-the-box thinkers intent on making a significant
    contribution to the practice and study of public relations/strategic communication
     
  • Practice highly collegial, team-oriented workstyles
     
  • Be committed, for the long term, to the study, teaching and advancement of the practice of public relations/strategic communication

 

 

The new colleagues will:
 

  • Teach both undergraduate and graduate classes
     
  • Advise master’s students and supervise thesis projects
     
  • Be actively engaged in all aspects of faculty governance and service
     
  • Be actively engaged in applied research projects conducted by the USC Annenberg Strategic Communication and Public Relations Center
     
  • Provide leadership within the Annenberg School, the Public Relations/Communication profession, and the academic community 
     
  • In addition, the tenure track Assistant Professor will maintain a high-quality program of scholarly research

 

 

USC Annenberg is an integral part of a future-oriented, diverse metropolitan area that is rich in PR/communication talent of unusual variety. We recognize that PR/communication is undergoing revolutionary change and redefinition, at the very time it is being asked to play an increasingly pivotal role in sustaining the transparent exchange of information that is at the heart of democracy. At USC Annenberg we intend to help lead that change, shape that definition, and advance the symbiotic relationship between public relations and public interest.  

 

 

Professionals should apply at  jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67115

 

Scholars should apply at  jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67172      

 

(Please paste the link into your browser’s search pane if it doesn’t automatically open when you click on it.)

 

 

NOTE: Applicants falling into both categories should so indicate in their materials but choose the URL that best reflects their credentials and goals.

  

The University of Southern California is an AA/EO employer and is seeking to create a diverse community.

 

 

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