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Position: Lecturer - Public Relations

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GD – Department not found Full-time A97794

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Communication Department Chair and the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Lecturer - Public Relations will teach five courses per semester related to the Public Relations concentration.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach five courses per semester in support of the public relations concentration in Communication while maintaining a student-oriented approach to education and desirable classroom conditions.
  • Plan, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught.
  • 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 and submit accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
  • Assist in recruitment and recommend students for advancement and graduation.
  • Coordinate internship programs and students as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain office hours and advise, place, and follow-up with students during this time and at other times as needed.
  • Assists advisor, department chairperson, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program by attending department meetings and performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree in Communication and two years teaching experience at the higher education level.

  • Knowledge of current public relations practices, issues, and challenges.
  • Knowledge of advising and teaching techniques.
  • Ability to teach a range of public relations and related courses, such as: introduction to public relations; public relations writing; public relations case studies; and basic journalism.
  • Ability and experience in professional public relations.

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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