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Assistant Professor of Public Relations (Tenure-Track)

Apply now Job no: 494168
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Public Relations (Tenure-Track) starting in August 2020. The successful candidate will teach an array of courses in public relations and communication at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (3-3 teaching load); maintain an active research agenda that contributes new knowledge to the discipline; and contribute to program-, Department-, College- and University-level service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach 18 credit-hours per academic year as assigned in our undergraduate and/or graduate programs.
  • Participate in developing the undergraduate Public Relations program/curriculum and positioning the program as a leader in its field.
  • Maintain an active scholarly agenda of research and dissemination activities.
  • Provide service to the Department, College, and University, including but not limited to committee work and student advising.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (earned doctorate by August 2020) in communication, strategic communication, marketing, or related field.
  • An established record of scholarship, or clear evidence of potential for such, through publications or other academic research activity.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in public relations, strategic communication, marketing, or other communication-related field.
  • Experience teaching at the college/university-level.


  • Exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (preferably from published academic work)
  • Name and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • Transcripts for all coursework completed
    • Optional documents include but are not limited to: (1) Teaching philosophy; (2) Letters of reference.
    • Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for full consideration, candidates should apply by April 3, 2020.
    • Questions concerning the position should be addressed to Professor Thomas Rondinella, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Communication and the Arts, at or via phone at (973) 275 5837.

The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University is a dynamic community where students, scholars, artists, theorists, critics, practitioners and professionals all thrive together. We offer new programs focusing on the 21st century digital culture, both on campus and online. Our goal is to inspire and enable students to lead, create and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence.

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States, and the Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a doctoral university. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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