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Assistant Professor, Public Relations and New Media

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Position Information

Posting Number F000070
Position Title Assistant Professor, Public Relations and New Media
Department Communication & Media Studies
Division College of Arts & Sciences
FLSA Status Exempt
Faculty Status Tenure Track
Supervisor Title Chair, Communication & Media Studies
Tenure Track Yes
Position Summary

The Department of Communication and Media Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in public relations and new media, beginning September 2018. ABD applicants with the degree near completion will be considered; a Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred. Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring as well as a commitment to scholarship.

The successful candidate will teach courses in public relations, digital media, persuasion and business communication and develop upper-level courses in public relations/strategic communication. Ability to teach public speaking, group communication and interpersonal communication will be a plus. Applicants with professional experience are especially desired.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, IL. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, graduate transcript, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation.

For further information, please email Dr. Steve Macek, Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, at

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. North Central College provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resource. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. sample syllabus
  6. Names and contact information of three professional references
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