English Language and Literature (494453)

  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Description:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - PUBLIC RELATIONS/STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

The Journalism Department in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, to begin September 10, 2020. Incumbent will teach courses in public relations principles and methods, writing and editing, and public relations campaigns as part of the Journalism curriculum and the Integrated Marketing Communications minor. Duties also will include developing new courses in digital content and emerging fields within public relations. Ideal candidates will understand the importance of cultural competence in these areas and demonstrate skills at developing content and campaigns to reach diverse populations. They also will have at least 3-5 years of recent professional experience and a strong background in writing, multimedia, data analytics and digital strategies.

The teaching load averages 12 units per quarter (with a significant reduction in course load in the first two years to help establish an active program of research and professional development), with correspondingly reasonable expectations for scholarship and service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment is for two years, subject to renewal.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree.

Professional experience in public relations and/or marketing communications.

Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Public Relations, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Mass Communication, Marketing or a related field is preferred. Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.

Ideal candidates will understand the importance of cultural competence in public relations and demonstrate skill at developing content and campaigns to reach diverse populations. They also will have at least 3-5 years of recent professional experience in writing, multimedia, data analytics and digital strategies.

Demonstrated effectiveness in college or university-level teaching, commitment to work collaboratively and evidence of scholarly and/or creative achievement are preferred.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map