Lecturer in Public Relations, 1 Year Renewable Contract
The Communication and Digital Media Department (CDM) at Carthage College invites applications for a position in Public Relations, starting August 2018. This position is a one year contract, with the option of one additional year renewal. A master’s degree in Public Relations is required, but a Ph.D. is preferred. The successful candidate will teach Public Relations courses, including Principles of Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Communications Management, Public Relations Research Methods, and Public Relations Senior Seminar. Additionally, the successful candidate would team teach a yearly fundamental course required of all CDM students, and other Communication courses that may reflect a candidate’s expertise.
Additional requirements include a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to cultivate professional relationships in the community to foster service learning and other learning outcomes necessary for Public Relations students to engage in client-based projects. Full-time faculty also are expected to advise majors/minors and participate in department and college-wide activities, programs, and initiatives. In keeping with the mission and goals of the College, candidates should substantively discuss in their application materials how they design their courses, develop an inclusive climate in the classroom, and in other ways support a broad range of social, cultural, and learning differences to ensure that all students thrive in the classroom.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in teaching, and the names and contact information of three professional references to the “Resume Upload” section.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Lynn Brownson, Search Committee Chair and Department Chair of CDM via email at PRSearch@carthage.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to complete applications received by Dec. 31, 2017. Preliminary phone interviews are expected to be held in January.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability or status as an individual with a disability.