Faculty Openings


▼   Department of Communication: Assistant/Associate Professor in Strategic Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track position in Strategic Communication at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 15, 2020.


Candidates for this position will have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, or a mass communication related field and have practical experience in agency, corporate, non-profit or similar fields outside of academia. The ideal candidate will have expertise in digital technology and data usage in the creation of innovative communication strategies.


Essential qualifications include the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Strategic Communication in the following areas: advertising, public relations, digital media, analytics, strategic writing, copywriting, case studies, communication theory, research and integrated communication campaigns. Supplemental areas of expertise include: Health Communication, Sports Communication, and Visual Communication. Candidates with expertise in leadership and global/crisis strategic communication are encouraged to apply.


Preferred applicants will display evidence of an active, academic research agenda with a strong record of publications and conference presentations. Teaching experience at the college level is also preferred.


The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, collaborate with faculty to maintain an innovative curriculum, build connections with the professional community and pursue external funding.

ABD will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D.


Applications must be received by November 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.


To apply: Send cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research goals, unofficial transcripts, and arrange for three original letters of recommendation to be sent to the Search Committee Chairperson, Dr. Patricia Mark at her email address: pmark@southalabama.edu.


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. Mark, Search Committee Chair, at the Department of Communication:


6021 USA Drive South

University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL 36688-0002


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.