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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Public Relations

The Department of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in public relations beginning August 2017.

A Ph.D., in a relevant field, is required from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. ABD may be considered.

Candidates should have professional experience in public relations practice and research, ties to the professional community, and demonstrated teaching ability in a variety of public relations, communication, and related courses.

Candidates must also display a consistent record of scholarship in public relations or a related field. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a social/new media research agenda and/or teaching experience.

The successful candidate will teach a four-four course load in the public relations area and will join a dynamic faculty committed to an innovative undergraduate degree program.

We seek individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, ongoing academic research, meaningful service, and visionary program building.

The EKU public relations program is one of only 42 certified by the Public Relations Society of America, and is second to only one other university in the world that has held the certification longer.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. The position begins Aug. 15, 2017.

For more information, contact: Dr. Kathy Previs, Associate Professor of Public Relations, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475,, 859-622-8936.

Eastern Kentucky University is a comprehensive regional university with an enrollment of more than 16,000 students. The Department of Communication has about 400 majors and offers degrees in Public Relations, Broadcasting and Electronic Media (with options in Multimedia News, General Broadcasting, and Film Techniques and Technology), and Communication Studies. Eastern ranks in the top 10 Great Colleges to Work For in the large university category based on a survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, veteran status or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice.

Published on March 03, 2017

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