Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 4167248
Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications Georgetown University: Main Campus: School of Continuing Studies
Location: Downtown Campus Open Date: May 01, 2023 Deadline: Jun 05, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description Faculty Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications - Position Description
Under the leadership of the Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, the Public Relations and Corporate Communications (PRCC) Faculty Director will lead the program by ensuring high quality curriculum, teaching and student learning outcomes.
According to the Public Relations Society of America, 'Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.' The faculty director will demonstrate thought leadership and expertise in the cross section of the converging fields and disciplines of professional communications.
Reporting to the Vice Dean for Education and Faculty Affairs, the Faculty Director will manage all curricular initiatives (creation, monitoring, implementation and evaluation), within the PRCC program, and will oversee growth of the PRCC program into a national exemplar model of adult, multimodal, and part-time education. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the field of journalism, public relations and/or marketing, have experience with adult education, teaching and management experience.
The Faculty Director will collaborate with a cross-functional team (marketing, enrollment management, academic operations, academic and faculty affairs, and online operations) to continuously advance the quality, rigor, and growth of the PRCC program. Under the Faculty Director's leadership, the program operations team will provide administrative support for students and faculty, manage communications, and ensure a high quality student experience.
Curriculum: Oversee all aspects of the PRCC Curriculum; Teach PRCC courses; Work with faculty groups to ensure the timeliness of the content and appropriateness of delivery methods for adult students; Hire and manage faculty and concentration leads. This will include responsibility for recruiting adjunct faculty as well as building relationships with and recruiting main campus tenured and non-tenured faculty; Create academic and program assessment strategies to assure quality of the curriculum and teaching in the PRCC program; Oversee the creation of online courses in the core and each concentration track, working closely with the Instructional Design and Digital Learning teams. This will include being responsible for recruiting and overseeing Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); Closely monitor enrollments and student interest and refine and evolve the curriculum, as needed.
Outreach/Enrollment: Collaborate with the Executive Director of Enrollment Management and colleagues in enrollment management to set enrollment goals for the program;determine the most effective recruitment strategies; participate in recruitment events; and, identify qualified candidates for the program; and Collaborate with Marketing to articulate the mission and goals of the program, determine the most effective marketing strategies and tactics, and develop written and video content to promote the program.
Faculty & Student Experience: Create and manage efficient processes related to student activities within the PRCC program in alignment with University and SCS policies and procedures, including admission, registration, financial aid, academic and career advising, internship planning, and graduation activities; Create and manage efficient processes related to the faculty experience within the PRCC program, including: leading the design of educational training programs for faculty to ensure the adherence to quality standards and Jesuit values and Ignatian pedagogy; evaluating faculty performance; and, ensuring the PRCC program is in alignment with all policies and procedures regarding faculty life at GU and SCS; and Serve as the primary escalation point for any student or faculty issues that arise within the PRCC program.
Leadership: Establish and maintain collaborative relationships across the School and the University; Represent SCS at conferences relating to adult education and Public Relations and Corporate Communications; and; Become an active participant in appropriate associations, and become a recognized thought leader in the area.
Qualifications: Terminal degree required (PhD preferred). Teaching experience required. Experience with an adult student population is preferred. Curriculum development and oversight experience preferred. Experience with technology-mediated education preferred. Experience recruiting and managing faculty preferred.
Application Instructions Please upload the following information to Interfolio: CV/resume Cover letter/statement of interest Unofficial transcripts Copies of syllabi for two relevant courses Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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