Job Summary/Basic Function: JOBSUMMARY: The Department of Communication at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor in Public Relations/Advertising.
In this role, the hire would teach a variety of courses within the public relations and advertising concentration area. Courses may include Introduction to Public Relations, Advertising Principles and Practices, Public Relations Writing, Advertising Copy-writing, Advanced Advertising, Persuasion, Public Relations Campaigns, Issues Management, and other courses relevant to the applicant's specialty area and departmental needs. As a tenure-track professor, the hire will have course releases to continue their research or creative activities. The hire will teach face-to-face courses and online courses.
DUTIES: The department is seeking a hire with the experience, research, teaching, and service that can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Lamar University community and the Department of Communication's academic community. The hire will also engage in a focused program of academic and creative scholarship as well as be the co-advisor for AdFed and PRSSA as well as serving on departmental, college, and university committees as needed. An active research agenda, ideally combining public relations or advertising with one or more of the following areas is required: social, mobile, digital media, storytelling, data insights and analytics, diversity, and/or the use of virtual and augmented reality technologies. The ideal candidate will participate in the development of online courses for graduate and undergraduate programs. The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Department is open to a variety of methodological approaches.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana