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Assistant Professor in Public Relations

Indiana University Northwest, Department of Communication

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Public Relations
Job Location: Gary , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Business: marketing
Business: other
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Public Relations
Department of Communication
Indiana University Northwest

The Department of Communication at Indiana University Northwest is accepting applications for a full-time 10-month Tenure-Track academic position as Assistant Professor in Public Relations with opportunities for summer teaching. The candidate must have a documented research record within the communication perspective. Appointment begins July 1, 2019 with the startup date beginning Monday, August 19, 2019.

Information about the campus and the department may be found at

The Department of Communication is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences within the School of the Arts and is one of eight comprehensive universities in the Indiana University system.

IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes national Lakeshore, the second most visited national park after Yellowstone.

The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and a 500 dual-undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available.

The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research, quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community.

As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence.

The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and members of other underrepresented groups.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication with a strong orientation toward research, teaching excellence with college teaching experience, and experience in technology, including social media.

Responsibilities include teaching the first year with a two course load per semester and ultimate responsibility for three communication courses per semester, including core and upper level classes. Responsibilities include assisting with curricular development, implementation and program evaluation.

Must have an interest and involvement in supporting a collegial academic community.

Teaching involves undergraduate theory and applied courses that relate to the communication offerings, major and minors.

Required training (certification) for teaching online courses within the IU online system includes both the undergraduate and graduate level.

IUN emphasizes student-centered teaching, departmental service, engaged citizenship with communities, and mentoring of student organizations (nationally chartered Public Relations Student Society of America, IUN RedHawk Radio, and a student chapter affiliated with the National Communication Association, including the honorary Lamba Pi Eta).

Rank, salary, and fringe benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application documents must send as email PDF Document attachments and in U.S. mail hard copies.

Please forward letter of application, current vita, and three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and student evaluations of teaching to: and please also email:

Review of applications will begin January 7th and continue until the position is filled.

For further information contact: Dr. Bonita D. Neff, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Northwest, Arts and Sciences Building, Office 2096, 3401 Broadway, Gary, Indiana 46408. Phone: 219 980-6998 Email:

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