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Faculty - Assistant Professor of Public Relations (Public May Apply)

Code: 13579 Posted: 10/10/2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Public Relations, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The candidate’s main area of teaching and research should be in Public Relations; the ideal candidate will be able to contribute to growing our Public Relations area. The department places a high value on issues of social justice and diversity as well as service-learning and seeks a colleague who can contribute to those emphases. The successful candidate will be able to teach our courses in Public Relations, Internships, and Communication and the Human Condition, in addition to contributing to teaching our lower-level core courses and upper-level courses. Ability to teach courses in conflict management, health communication, intercultural communication, and/or communication and ethnicity is a plus. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate students, including advising students (typical credit load for faculty members is 24-credits). Faculty are also expected to contribute to scholarship through research publication and perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Ph.D. from an accredited program in Communication or related field at time of employment or obtained within one year of start of employment
  • Demonstrated coursework, scholarship, and/or teaching experience in Public Relations. Demonstrated ability to contribute to one or more of the following areas: public relations, organizational communication, conflict transformation, crisis communication, health communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to program emphases in social justice, diversity, community-based learning and/or online instruction

Preferred:

  • Minimum of one year’s teaching experience at the college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Some evidence of course development

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach college undergraduate students, including performing associated responsibilities such as class preparation and assessment of student learning:

  • Advise undergraduate students
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Conduct scholarly research leading to publication in scholarly, peer-reviewed outlets relevant to the Communication discipline:

  • Participate in academic conferences through presentations, reviewing, chairing, or responding to papers and panels

Provide service to the department, college, university, discipline, and community

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teach college-level courses in specified areas, attend department meetings and take part in certain department-related events (e.g., selection of scholarship recipients, celebration of student accomplishments). They will be expected to possess and apply academic knowledge that is at the doctoral level. They will be expected to be familiar with computer technology, including software programs such as MS-Word, and to learn others (e.g., D2L).
  • This position does not involve responsibility for money, university funds or accounts which hold financial information
  • Ergonomic Requirements: The position will involve standing or sitting for long periods of time at a desk and doing work at a computer

 

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications received by 11:59 PM November 27, 2017, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13579"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Professor of Public Relations"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Samples of Syllabi from courses taught
  • Statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Examples of Scholarly work
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

 

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

 

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345