Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Communication; Public Relations
University of North Alabama
Location: Florence, Alabama
Higher Education Institution
The Department of Communication at the University of North Alabama is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our faculty for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Mass Communication – Public Relations, beginning in August 2024. This is a nine-month appointment, with an opportunity for teaching in the summer based on departmental need. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
The standard teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Crisis Management, PR Cases, PR Writing, and other courses as needed.
A Ph.D. in mass communication or related area from an accredited university is required (ABD candidates may be considered). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in public relations or communications and a record of teaching excellence. Experience in online teaching or a willingness to learn how to develop and teach online courses is required.
Transcripts for the highest degree attained are required for a complete application packet. Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to email@example.com. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process.
The diversity statement and transcripts must be uploaded in the application section as SUPPLEMENTAL ATTACHMENTS. The supplemental attachment link will only appear after the required attachments of cover letter and resume/CV have been uploaded.
If you have previously worked at UNA as an adjunct or faculty member and your transcripts are already on file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask that they be moved to your completed application for this position. Applications submitted without supplemental attachments will be considered incomplete and non-viable. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 may result in a delayed response.
UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus. We welcome applicants who are committed to working at a university that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students.
The University of North Alabama is the state’s oldest public university and sits on a beautiful 130-acre campus in historic Florence, Alabama. Florence is located within a four-city area on the banks of the Tennessee River known as the Shoals, which is steeped in arts, culture, and entertainment—and is home to the famous Muscle Shoals sound.