Assistant Professor – Public Relations and Advertising

Ellensburg, Washington, United States

Job description

This position in the Department of Communication is expected to teach existing introductory and advanced Public Relations courses such as Introduction to Public relations Writing, Media Research, Advertising Fundamentals, Introduction to Public Relations, and Advertising Planning. The incumbent will possess superior teaching abilities and a willingness to teach a wide range of courses at all levels and modalities . Other responsibilities include creating a campus environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse, advising students, contributing to the department/program, engaging in scholarship appropriate to the applicant’s field, and service to the university and profession.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.A. in Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communications, Journalism, or related field
  • Professional experience, and proven excellence as a teacher is expected, as well as potential for substantial national publication. Successful candidates will also work with CWU’s vibrant PRSSA chapter and its student-run public relations firm.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Public Relations, Advertising, Mass Communications, Journalism, or related field.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population
  • Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses

Pay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleSalary: Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 3/3/3 load of 4-credit classes. Additional Summer teaching may be available.

BenefitsCWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

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Contact InformationName: Cesar Garcia
Title: Professor
Phone: 509.963-1097
Website: Communication

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of EmploymentPrior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here:

How to apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

  • A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity);
  • Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Research statement; and
  • Copies transcripts for the highest degree held

Screening Begins: February 28, 2018 and will continue until a finalist is selected

NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree.
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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