Overview

Job Description:

LSU MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Assistant/Associate Professor (Public Relations)

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-eligible position in public relations at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin in fall 2023.

We seek a colleague prepared to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations, strategic communication and courses related to their areas of expertise.  Applicants should demonstrate evidence of or potential for high-quality research, teaching excellence and the pursuit of extramural research funding. We are especially interested in applicants with experience as a public relations or strategic communication practitioner.

This faculty member will supervise master’s theses and non-thesis option projects, as well as doctoral dissertations and, occasionally, undergraduate honors theses.  They will also develop a portfolio of service activities, including support for the Manship School’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

• Teach two graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the Manship School (public relations). 50%

• Conduct research in their field of expertise. 25%

• Service to the Manship School, university and community. 25%

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related discipline (A.B.D. candidates also may be considered).

The Manship School serves a diverse student body with wide-ranging academic and professional interests and, as such, welcomes applications from individuals with varied academic and non-academic professional backgrounds. The school is committed to fostering a culturally diverse educational environment.  More information about the school is available at: www.manship.lsu.edu.

Additional Position Information: This position provides the opportunity to develop new courses while engaging in an active research environment. The School is enhanced by support from its Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. In addition, the School fosters a lively and productive research environment through many funded professorships available on a competitive basis. The School also offers unparalleled research facilities, such as the Public Policy Research Lab, Media Effects Lab and Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab.  

LSU is a flagship institution with a Doctoral/Research-Extensive University status located in the state capital.  Louisiana State University is an equal opportunity/equal access employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Additional Job Description:
Special Instructions:

Assistant or Associate Professor (Public Relations)
Applicants should include a cover letter, current vita or resume (including e-mail address), and a list of three references with their contact information. A copy of your transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. We are committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcome applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups.

Posting Date:
September 8, 2022
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): 

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!   
Essential Position (Y/N):

N   
LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu).   


HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

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