[eDebate] Assistant Professor of Communications - Public Relations & Advertising/Civic Advocacy

OMAR GUEVARA oguevara
Tue Dec 4 16:43:47 CST 2007


Assistant Professor of Communications - Public Relations & Advertising/Civic Advocacy

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Institution:Weber State University
Location:Ogden, UT
Category:                               Faculty - Communications - Public Relations and Advertising 
Posted:11/09/2007 
Application Due:Open Until Filled
Type:Full Time

Weber State University invites applications for the following two (2) faculty positions beginning Fall, 2008:

Assistant Professor of Public Relations & Advertising (PR&A)

The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum innovations in our PR&A concentration that integrates public relations, advertising, and marketing within a Communication context. Teaching load will be four classes per semester with occasional reassignment for research.

Courses will include public relations, advertising, graphic design, media writing, introduction to mass communication, mass media and society, or advising student media organizations. The ability to teach Communication Theory and Communication Research Methods is desirable. 

Assistant Professor of Civic Advocacy

The successful candidate will take a leadership role in developing our new Civic Advocacy concentration. This concentration seeks to educate students to serve as advocates for the public good, such as attorneys, legislators, religious leaders, politicians, lobbyists, and advocates for the environment, animals, women, ethnic minority groups, children, the homeless, and other marginalized groups. 

Courses may include public speaking, persuasion, communication law, research methods, communication theory, introduction to mass communication, and mass media and society. Other desirable expertise areas include political communication, ethics, cultural studies, new media, and mediation/peace studies. 

Our department, consisting of a dynamic and cohesive group of 18 faculty members, is seeking a colleague dedicated to undergraduate education, scholarly research, advising, and service. Weber State University is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The area is rich in both cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities: hiking, fly-fishing, and skiing, with the 2002 Olympic downhill site only 25 minutes away. 

Appointments are contingent on final budget approval. 

For a tenure-track appointment, candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Communication by July 1, 2008. Strong ABD candidates may be considered for temporary appointment as instructor with negotiated time lines for degree completion.

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2008 and will continue until filled. 

Applicants must complete the online faculty/staff data form and attach online: (1) a letter of application, (2) vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, and (4) names/contact information for three professional references at: https://jobs.weber.edu .

The candidate must also mail or fax copies (801-626-7975) of (5) three current letters of recommendation, (6) academic transcripts, and (7) evidence of teaching effectiveness directly to Omar G. Guevara c/o Civic Advocacy Search Committee or Mukhbir Singh c/o Public Relations Search Committee, Department of Communication, Weber State University, Ogden UT 84408-1605. 

Direct questions about the PR&A position to msingh at weber.edu and questions about the Civic Advocacy position to oguevara at weber.edu or shafen at weber.edu.

For information about our department see: http://weber.edu/communication 

WSU is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 
 
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