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Associate Professor 499764

Company: Lamar University
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Position Information Posting Number Classification Title Position Title Associate Professor 499764 FLSA Salary Commensurate with Qualifications Job Summary/Basic Function JOB SUMMARY: 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. Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience) QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal degree in public relations, strategic communication, advertising, mass communication, or related discipline as well as experience in public relations and/or advertising are required by August 1, 2019. ABDs will be considered and are encouraged to apply. University-level teaching experience is required; graduate and/or online teaching is a plus. Women, veterans, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as are candidates with international and interdisciplinary experience. The successful candidate should maintain a current understanding of changes and trends in the profession and effective pedagogical practices and have active involvement with one or more national or international professional associations (e.g., PRSA, IABC), an established record of teaching at the undergraduate level, 2 to 3 years work experience in the media industry, expertise in teaching a variety of communication courses such as strategic social media, communication management, mobile media, public relations/advertising ethics, diversity in PR/advertising, content creation, strategic writing, media history, critical/cultural theory, and qualitative or quantitative research methods, and a commitment to service learning. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience) Certification Required Key Competencies Physical Requirements Work Hours Job Conditions EEO Statement Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Veteran's Preference Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003. 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 Expectation of Quality Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests. Disclaimer This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time. Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university. This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees. Posting Detail Information Open Date 01/15/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply: Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send a link to your online scholarly writing or portfolio in pdf format. If unable to attach recommendation letters electronically or prefer to send confidentially, send to: jobslamar.edu in the Human Resources Department. Please include the Position number in the email or recommendation letter. Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer that values diversity, respects differences, and provides a sense of belonging and inclusion. About the Department of Communication: The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in communication. Students build a variety of communication skills in areas such as interpersonal communication, communication theory, public speaking, oral interpretation and debate, and media writing. Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting http://jobs.lamar.edu/postings/7262 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vetslamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted. Yes No In what field did you earn your Doctorate degree? (Open Ended Question) The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are illegal to Use in Texas. You can search for your institution on the THECB website at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid3D2801D0-1C9F-11E8-BC500050560100A9. Copy and paste this link into a web browser in order to search under "Fraudulent or Substandard Institutions" for your college/university attended for your degree. Please check your answer BEFORE you submit your application. HR is not responsible for checking your answer nor resubmitting your application back into the pool if you do not answer this question correctly.As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THECB website referenced above? Yes, my institution IS on this list & IS not accredited. No, my institution is NOT on this list & IS accredited. How many years of experience do you have teaching at the higher education level? Also briefly list if you have graduate and/or online teaching experience & years of experience. (Open Ended Question) Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae Statement of Teaching Philosophy Statement of Research Interest Sample of publications or scholarly writing Optional Documents Unofficial Transcript 1 Letter of Reference 1 Letter of Reference 2 Letter of Reference 3 Miscellaneous

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