Assistant Professor of Communication Studies- Public Relations

California State University, Sacramento in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 13, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 49716-62664
Employment Type Full-time


California State University, Sacramento, seeks applications for a specialist in public relations for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor to start during the Fall 2014 semester. 


Candidates must possess an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. Communication Studies with emphasis in public relations or allied field. Candidates must be able to teach survey, theory, and practicum courses in public relations.  Expertise in issue management/crisis communication or public relations theory and research is desirable.  Interest in and the ability to conduct scholarly or applied research is required.  Supervision of students in upper division client based courses desired. Advising of PRSSA desired.


Prior professional employment in public relations and college-level teaching desired. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with or shown promise with diverse groups.


Duties include providing curricular leadership in public relations and teaching introductory and upper-division courses.  Faculty will be expected to advise students; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the department, campus, and community.


Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014; position will remain open until filled.  Applications must include the following:

  • A letter indicating the applicants interest in the position and the way in which the applicant meets the qualifications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vita
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations)
  • Official transcripts from institutions granting post-secondary degrees to applicant
  • Evidence of creative activity and/or scholarly research
  • Statement of teaching philosophy


Address application materials to:

Hiring Committee

Communication Studies Department

California State University,


6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6070