Assistant Professor of Communication (Public Relations)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Location: Arlington, Texas
Internal Number: 19875
The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor in Public Relations to start in the Fall 2023 semester.
A tenure-track faculty member contributes to teaching, research, and service. The teaching load is nominally 5 courses per year but may be adjusted based upon significant research productivity and/or administrative/service duties.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional educator, active researcher, and collaborative colleague who can contribute significantly to the Department of Communication and its public relations sequence. As a tenure-track faculty member, the individual selected will be expected to conduct publishable research in well-respected academic outlets in fields related to public relations and strategic communication, teach in our academic programs, and provide professional service to the school, campus, and the field.
Earned doctoral degree in communication, public relations, or closely-related field.
Prior experience working as a public relations professional or strategic communicator.
Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Training or experience in developing public relations and strategic communication campaigns. Previous experience teaching service-learning courses.
Evidence of the use of experiential learning-based activities.
A cover letter that explains the candidate's interest in UTA, qualifications especially related to experience in public relations, research projects, teaching experience, and professional service and that addresses how the candidate's research, teaching, and service has or would support the success of a diverse student population.
A CV with relevant research and teaching.
A substantive writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, article/book chapter).
Names and contact information of three (3) references.
Review of applicants will begin October 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to Dr. Shelley Wigley at email@example.com.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.