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Public Relations Tenure-Track (Rank Open)

Public Relations Tenure-Track (Rank Open)

Point Park University’s School of Communication has a fall 2011 opening for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Public Relations. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications, including courses in P.R. Principles, P.R. Writing, Case Studies, and Theory. The successful candidate must be qualified to chair graduate thesis committees and supervise independent studies as well as perform other faculty responsibilities such as research, student advising, and service. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are also qualified to teach basic courses in news writing and newsgathering. Rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience.  


A doctoral degree in a communication field is required, as is substantial professional media experience. The following additional qualifications are preferred: professional experience in public relations practice (counseling, management and/or execution), an established record of published P.R. research, significant university teaching experience, demonstrated familiarity with new media technologies, and news reporting experience. 

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and transcripts of all university work, and a list of the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of four professional references. Mail application materials to: Tim Hudson, Dean, School of Communication, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 and communication@pointpark.edu. Timely electronic copies are encouraged, but do not substitute for printed materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

About the University:

Point Park University is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Faculty and students benefit from a broad, storied, and dynamic professional media environment.  The University’s School of Communication provides 600 students with a versatile, sustainable, professional communication education through sound academic coursework and significant, multiplatform, experiential learning opportunities. The School has three academic departments representing broad sets of media professions:  Journalism; Public Relations & Advertising; and Visual and Interactive Communication. Pittsburgh is home to thriving PRSA and IABC chapters with corresponding advertising professional organizations (Ad Fed etc.). The school sponsors student PRSSA and AdFed chapters interfacing with professional counterparts on a regular basis. For additional information, visit the Point Park University Web site (http://www.pointpark.edu). 

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.