The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Public Relations Department to start August 21, 2017. Rank is negotiable and dependent on qualifications, including university teaching experience and the depth of an active scholarly agenda. The successful candidate will help refine, develop and teach courses in community management and engagement, emerging and social media, analytics, PESO or multimedia storytelling as applied to public relations.
In 2016, PRWeek named the Newhouse Public Relations Department the Public Relations Education Program of the Year. A close knit department with a blend of professionals and scholars teaching and collaborating, the Public Relations Department at Newhouse is the fastest growing department in the school, is one of the oldest in the country and is one of the few programs to offer PR education on all levels: undergraduate (BS, Public Relations); master's (MS, Public Relations); Ph.D. (PR emphasis); and, since 1995, Executive Education to mid-career executives (an interdisciplinary MS in Communications Management) in a limited residency/distance learning format. In 2006, the department created a dual master's degree in Public Diplomacy (degrees in both PR and International Relations). In 2015, the School launched an online master's program with three tracks in Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism Innovation. The Department holds a PRSA Certification in Education for Public Relations.
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication has an international reputation for excellence and is home to approximately 1,900 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. The School is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty and staff. An $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2 was completed in Fall 2014 and includes a new Studio and Innovation Center. This provides the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students the best possible preparation for careers in the communications industry.
Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and brightest. This year's incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA and ranked in the top 15% of their graduating classes.
To learn more about the Newhouse School, our department and our students, visit http://newhouse.syr.edu.