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Journalism and Strategic Media (Public Relations), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Communications

Job Title

Journalism and Strategic Media (Public Relations), Tenure-Track Faculty


Journalism and Strategic Media

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University's, ACEJMC accredited School of Journalism and Strategic Media invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Public Relations (#143360) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

Our new colleague will understand the intersections of public relations, strategic communication, and advertising.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and preparing undergraduate students for careers in public relations and strategic communication which includes teaching public relations courses in areas relevant to the applicant’s expertise (identified during online application submittal). These would include undergraduate and graduate courses.  The successful candidate will mentor students, engage in active research, and contribute to the school and university through service. We are looking for a high-energy candidate with a strong desire to grow enrollment in the program through teaching public relations.

To learn more about the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, please visit: 

Required Education

Terminal degree in Journalism or Communication or an area closely related to the position. A master’s degree accompanied by at least ten (10) years public relations agency experience may stand in lieu of the terminal degree.

Required Related Experience

Minimum of two years professional public relations experience

Other Desirables

Applicants who possess educational or workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge or experience as well as those with experience or the desire to teach remote or online coursework, and/or those with quantitative skills and digital analytics skills will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal:  A cover letter (SPECIAL NOTE: Letter must clearly identify areas of teaching proficiency), their curriculum vitae, their Research Statement/Creative Activities List (as appropriate to the discipline), and their Teaching Philosophy.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Greg Pitts, Director, School of Journalism and Strategic Media at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/22/2021

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