Faculty Openings


▼   Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Strategic Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applicants for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Strategic Communication, beginning August 15, 2019. An earned Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, or a mass communication-related field is required at the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with practical experience in agency, corporate, in-house, nonprofit or similar fields outside of academia.

Essential qualifications include the ability to teach Strategic Communication courses in one or more of the following areas: advertising, public relations, social media, analytics, strategic writing, copywriting, case studies and campaign management. Supplemental areas of expertise include: health communication, sports communication, and visual communication. The successful candidate must demonstrate proficiency in using digital and traditional media channels as well as quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.  

Although a Ph.D. is required, ABD candidates will be considered. Preferred applicants will display evidence of an active research agenda with a record of academic scholarship in the form of conference presentations and publications. Teaching experience at the college level is also preferred. 

To apply: send a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, and arrange for three original letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. Patricia Mark

Search Committee Chairperson

Department of Communication

University of South Alabama

6021 USA Drive South

Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Dr. Patricia Mark at the address above.


Review of applications will begin February 28, 2019, and continue until positions are filled.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.