Assistant Professor in Advertising and Public Relations

Michigan State University College of Communication Arts Sciences

United States

Assistant Instructor /Instructor /Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Advertising And Public Relations 10010022
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, PR/Media/Graphics/Comm/Fund Raising, Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Inst/Inst/Ast Professor

Position Summary

We value diversity of background, experience and teaching and research perspectives. We are seeking candidates who are dynamic and engagingin the classroom as an instructor of record. Ideal candidates will hav e demonstrated professional success in strategic communications. 

The review of applications is ongoing and continuous. Please note that a position could be part-time or full-time and vary by semester,depending on the needs of the department. It is possible that no posit ions are needed in some semesters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a range of lower, upper and master's level advertising and public relationscourses
  • Preparing syllabi building on existing courses
  • Preparing course materials and syllabi
  • Delivering courses in-class and potentially online
  • Managing and grading all assignments
  • Following course policies and guidelines

Appointments are initially for one semester or one year, depending on scheduling needs, but may be renewed based on funding and performance. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Desired start date is August 16, 2020.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportu nity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Business, Computer science, Information

Minimum Requirements

  • At least five years of industry experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, strategic communications or a related field. 
  • Demonstrable skills in areas related to course content.

Desired Qualifications

  • Management experience in advertising, public relations, marketing, strategic communications or a related field.
  • Recognized or award-winning achievements in related areas of practice.
  • Outstanding candidates with a master's degree and exceptional experience will be considered.

Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Cover Letter

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via the MSU job application website at Please submit your CV and Cover Letter with your application.

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Department Statement

The Michigan State University Department of Advertising and Public Relations is a leader in education, research and outreach. For more than 60 years, the department has set the global pace in research excellenc e and achievement while also maintaining an award-winning undergraduateprogram. These remain the department’s core values.

The Department is housed in MSU’s world-renowned College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Established in 1955, as the first of its kind in the country, “ComArtSci” is now one of the largest and most respected colleges of Communication in the world. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences combines a research-intensive faculty with a strong professional mission to prepare students for rewarding careers and to influence the professional practice of communication globally. 

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jun 30, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 30, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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