Job # 076050
Job Title Assistant Professor - Public Relations
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
As determined by department chair and senior associate dean
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications invites
applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in
Public Relations. The start date for this position is August 21, 2023.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise or interest in topic
areas that complement one or more of the research and teaching
specialization(s) in the department. This may include social media and
public relations, social media analytics, public relations and diversity,
public relations management, crisis communication, international public
relations, and public relations ethics.
Compelling candidates will indicate aptitude and/or promise for exemplary
teaching, whether through prior university teaching experience or similar
professional roles mentoring/supervising young public relations practitioners,
in the topics above. Courses that complement the individual's expertise or
specialization would also be considered.
The successful candidates will need to show potential for conducting academic
scholarship or industry-related creative activity/research that will position
the hire as a well-known expert in the field. Participation in service and
committee work for the department, the Newhouse School, and Syracuse
University is expected.
Master's degree. A Ph.D. degree in communication or a related field is
Job Specific Qualifications
Professional experience in public relations is highly desirable, as is
demonstrated leadership through professional and academic work.
The ideal candidates should be able to integrate profession-based learning
experiences into courses via field experiences or projects, teach both
undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in scholarly research/creative
activity by maintaining an active research agenda in the candidate's area of
expertise. These hires will be expected to contribute to service-related
initiatives, including academic and career advising of students, school and
university committee service, departmental curriculum development and
assessment, and community/professional outreach.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a
commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or
service, and will be prepared to work with students, faculty, and staff from a
wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. They will help advance Syracuse
University's mission of preparing engaged citizens, scholars, and leaders for
participation in a changing global society – more about Syracuse's Vision and
Mission can be found at https: // www. syracuse.edu/about/vision-mission/.
About the Public Relations Department at Newhouse
The Department offers the following degrees: A Bachelor of Science in Public
Relations; a Master of Science in Public Relations; a Master of Science in
Communications Management (executive); and a Master of Arts in Public
Diplomacy and Global Communications (a joint degree with the Maxwell School
of Citizenship and Public Affairs).
Additionally, the Department houses the William P. Doescher Lab for
Advertising and Public Relations and is home to the Real Chemistry/Newhouse
Emerging Insights Lab and the PAN ePortfolio Portal, created in partnership
with PAN Communications and Weiss Center for Social Commerce.
The Public Relations Student Society of America chapter at Syracuse University
is an alpha chapter established in the mid-1960s with more than 200 members,
and is home to Hill Communications, an award-winning, PRSSA-affiliated,
student-run public relations agency.
The Department is also home to numerous award-winning students and faculty,
including Fulbright scholars, PRSA Gold Key Award for Excellence in Academics
winners, Bateman Competition honorable mention, Real Chemistry ambassadors,
and the LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship winners.
To learn more about the Department, visit our website at:
Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest which includes three
1. Teaching – The Newhouse School prides itself on the high quality of
education it provides and its ability to get students job-ready Day One.
Please describe your teaching interests and philosophy of how students best
2. Diversity and Inclusion – Please describe how your past experience has
prepared you to contribute to the School's and the University's strategic
commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in higher
3. Research/Creative Activity - The Newhouse School values both
scholarly research and creative activity. Scholarship can include peer-
reviewed journal articles, grant procurement, conference presentations and
book development. Creative activity can include, as examples, industry trade
or consumer media. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with priority
consideration given to those received by November 17th. However, the
department will continue to consider applications until this position is
filled. Questions should be emailed to the chair of the search committee: Dr.
Moon Lee, Chair of PR department, at email@example.com.
In addition to the cover letter, applications should include :
• resume/vitae, and
• list of four academic or professional references with contact name, title,
address, and email/phone information.
• Options to include in your application are:
– A sample of recent research (e.g.) journal article, book chapter(s),
- Evidence of effective teaching such as teaching evaluations.
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with priority consideration given
to those received by November 17th. The Department will continue to
consider applications after that date. This position is open until filled.
The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden
the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative
Action/Employment Opportunity Employer and has a long history of engaging
veterans and the military- connected community through its educational
programs, community outreach, and employment program.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with
distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit.
Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint,
and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering
history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors
offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and
5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160
countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries.
For more information, please visit www. syracuse.edu.
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York
State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area
population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living
and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks,
museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping
venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal
recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking
in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the
Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
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The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color,
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the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions,
employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-
connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and
employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more
than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally
transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is
today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this
historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on
making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of
veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the
employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve,
and military family members.
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governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-
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values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At
Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among,
appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of
people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,
religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities,
sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to
promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity
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Job Posting Date 10/22/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 12/31/2022
Job Category Faculty
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