Lecturer-IR/AT, Integrated Media (Public Relations)
Location: Spokane, Washington
Internal Number: 20788
Department: Integrated Media
Months per Year: 9 months
The Integrated Media Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a 100% FTE, one-year fixed-term lecturer position beginning fall 2024 semester. Our department seeks individuals with professional experience, scholarly interests, and/or teaching experience in the field of public relations. Expectations include teaching undergraduate courses in the public relations major, such as Strategic Communications, Writing for Public Relations, PR Speech Writing and Delivery, and other courses depending on the candidate's interest and experiences. Versatility to teach courses in our department's other majors (broadcast studies and journalism) as well as Media Literacy is desirable.
We look forward to collaborating with a colleague who has strong pedagogical abilities, with particular sensitivity to inclusive, equity-minded teaching practices and who has demonstrated experience or interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the academy.
Consistent with the mission values of the University, the department strives to serve its community and the world through education, scholarship, artistic expression and professional and community engagement. The department welcomes candidates eager to contribute to the College's goal of inclusive excellence in teaching and to pursue scholarly interest in an environment that values and practices cura personalis, or care for the whole person, for all community members.
In alignment with Gonzaga University's mission, we invite applicants to provide evidence of direct experience and expertise in issues in public relations related to social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. For more information on our mission, visit: https://www.gonzaga.edu/about/our-mission-jesuit-values/mission-statement.
A PhD, MFA, MA, or MS in public relations or related field (e.g. strategic communication, communication, media studies, marketing, business administration).
At least one year of professional experience in public relations, media relations, strategic communications or other related fields.
At least one year of teaching or teaching assistant experience.
Demonstrated ability to support and mentor underrepresented and underserved students and contribute to an inclusive learning environment.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.