Assistant/Associate Professor - College of Contemporary Liberal Studies
The primary responsibility of the faculty member will be to develop an undergraduate Public Relations program in the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies (CCLS). The faculty member teaches full-time for the Social Sciences Department in CCLS with additional responsibilities (where required) for scheduling courses, orientation and workshop presentations, degree evaluations, file updates, student mentoring, providing administrative support to affiliate faculty, providing problem solving strategies related to teaching and course issues and concerns, collaborative teamwork within CCLS and the Communications program, curriculum planning and teaching, and writing/revising curriculum. This position also includes recruiting, assessing and mentoring affiliate faculty, and other administrative duties as assigned. Although a full-time faculty teaching load in CCLS is nine courses per year, these additional responsibilities will be accompanied by course releases.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The faculty member teaches classroom and online courses; works with the Social Sciences Chair and Communications program coordinator to coordinate and lead activities related to curriculum development, and other associated activities; works to recruit, assess, and mentor new affiliate faculty; represents the Public Relations program with marketing/new student enrollment initiatives; leads in the assessment of curriculum and learning activities for the Public Relations program and Regis University; participates in and leads program development efforts on behalf of the program; serves on CCLS committees and participates in Regis and CCLS efforts to further the mission and objectives of the University in service to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders; pursues scholarship with dedication to a research agenda, participates in faculty development; and performs other relevant duties as assigned.
The faculty member must have the following: (1) a Ph.D. in Public Relations (or allied field) from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or a non-US equivalent Ph.D.; (2) Experience teaching accelerated ground-based courses and online courses for adult students; (3) Knowledge of and experience with adult pedagogy and practice; (4) Advanced knowledge of public relations, to include significant professional employment experience in the field.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate levels; experience in working in groups/teams to accomplish joint projects/goals; excellent oral and written communication skills; and skill with Microsoft Office programs.
Preferred Candidates will also have: (1) Experience in curriculum development for accelerated programs, especially online curriculum development; (2) a deep understanding of current trends in the field of public relations, its related disciplines of strategic communication, marketing and advertising, and a fluency in contemporary skills such as content strategy, content marketing, influencer outreach, media relations, and crisis management. and (3) substantial experience designing and implementing campaigns for diverse communities.
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