Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations or a related field is required for this position. Ten years of professional experience is required for candidates without an M.A. or Ph.D.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include teaching a 4/4 course load, advising students, and participating in departmental, university and professional service. The candidate hired for this position will be able to teach courses within our Public Relations major, departmental core courses, and have the ability to develop special topics courses.
Ability and willingness to teach online courses.
Candidates should have an interest in online teaching, which may be required. An M.A. or Ph.D. in public relations, communication or a related field. Recent professional experience within the public relations industry or integrated communication. Demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching in public relations and related courses in communication.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.