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Position: Assistant Professor - Public Relations

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GD – Department not found Full-time A97933

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Department Chair and the Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Assistant Professor - Public Relations will teach a full load of courses, develop curriculum, and serve on committees.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach courses in speech communication, which could include: interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, forensics and debate, and others.
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught and instructional materials.
  • Instruct, manage, and supervise individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, discussion, visual aids, lectures, field trips, individualized instruction, on-line instruction, and other appropriate instructional methods.
  • Evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance tests.
  • Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
  • Assist in recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up of students. Recommend students for advancement and graduation.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Establish and maintain office hours and advise students during this time and at other times as needed. Coordinate internship programs and students as assigned.
  • Assist advisor, department chairperson, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program. Serve on committees and attend meetings as required.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from a accredited institution with a Ph.D. of Communication with specialization in Speech Communication. Teaching experience.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of administration, supervision and personal practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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