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Assistant Professor of Communication and Media

Position Overview:  The Department of Communication and Media at Merrimack College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in public relations and strategic communication beginning fall 2018. A Ph.D. in-hand in Communication, Journalism, or a terminal degree in a related field is preferred, but ABD candidates completing by July 1, 2018 will also be considered.

The successful candidate should demonstrate experience and/or the ability to teach introduction to public relations and develop strategic communication courses based on her or his specialization. Courses may include, but are not limited to, public relations campaigns, public relations writing, social media strategies, global strategic communication, crisis communication, and multimedia journalism. The experience and/or ability to teach at least one of our required major courses (public communication, research inquiry, introduction to applied communication, introduction to mass communication, senior seminar) is highly desirable. Merrimack College has a 3/3 course load for tenure track faculty.

Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017. For questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Perks at More information about our department can be found at:

To Apply:  Please apply through Academic Jobs Online. Interested applicants should submit the following:

1) current curriculum vitae with contact information for three references

2) letter of application

3) 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluations, peer observations, course materials, and any other artifacts that establish teaching effectiveness) 

4) a sample of their scholarly work

Samples of professional work are welcome additions to applications. Only complete applications (with items 1-4) will be considered.

About Merrimack College:  Merrimack College is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds. Merrimack College offers benefits to same and different sex spouses.

Merrimack College is a selective four-year Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition, offering programs in the liberal arts, business, the sciences, and engineering for its 2500+ students. The college is located in the Merrimack Valley, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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