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Assistant Professor – Program Director for Strategic Communication and Public Relations


Assistant Professor – Program Director for Strategic Communication and Public Relations

Trinity Washington University invites applications for a 12-month non-tenured faculty position responsible for oversight of Trinity’s growing M.A. Program in Strategic Communication and Public Relations (SCPR), in the School of Business and Graduate Studies. We seek individuals who are student-oriented with expertise and a professional track record in public relations practice and research, ties to the professional community, and a demonstrated teaching ability in a variety of public relations, communication, and related courses. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching public relations and media relations, strategic communication and/or industry experience in mass communication and media, including producing, writing and reporting. The successful candidate is an academic leader with the expertise required to teach courses in the major, manage the curriculum, schedule and staff courses, and oversee faculty. Successful candidates will have a commitment to teaching and understand the theories, concepts, and techniques of public relations and strategic communication.

The School of Business and Graduate Studies offers 8-week courses designed to fit into the busy lives of working adults. The School offers 8-week courses, with multiple start dates every semester and a simplified enrollment process. The School is committed to excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners and critical thinkers, prepared to participate in an increasingly global society.

Courses taught include Public Relations Campaigns, Olivia Pope in the Real World: Crisis and Reputation Management, Media Law, Social Media for PR, Multicultural Media History, Journalism and PR Writing.

Minimum qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Strategic Communication, Public Relations, or a related field by August 2017 (date of appointment). ABD’s near completion may be considered.  English and Spanish proficiency are desirable.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to  In the subject line, include “ Assistant Professor – Program Director for Strategic Communication and Public Relations” as well as the candidate’s last name.

Trinity Washington University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in the workplace without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and all other categories governed by the laws of the United States and the District of Columbia. Trinity does not engage in discrimination on the basis of any personal characteristics defined by law as prohibited classifications.

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