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Tenure Track Faculty, Strategic Communication Program
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Sep. 12, 2019
Title Tenure Track Faculty, Strategic Communication Program
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Communication

Tenure Track Faculty, Strategic Communication Program

The University of St. Thomas, Department of Emerging Media, seeks applicants for a full-time, benefit-eligible, Strategic Communication Tenure Track faculty member at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in September 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The position would teach six courses (24 credits) or their equivalent per year in the practice and theory of strategic communication at the undergraduate level, supervise student internships, advise student clubs such as PRSSA and AdFed, coach students for the NSAC. The faculty member is also expected to supervise the student media production and/or the student-led PR/Ad agency Tomm Comm. In addition to teaching, advising and professional engagement, the faculty member is also expected to perform service to the department, university, and community. Candidates with teaching experience in media ethics will be given careful consideration. The ideal candidate will show evidence in a strong teaching record at the undergraduate level, scholarly work and publication, professional experience, and ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the practice of strategic communication.

Ph.D. (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) in advertising, public relations, strategic communication, mass communication or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. may be considered (with initial appointment at the rank of instructor). Demonstrated college- or university-level teaching experience is required.

Applicants should apply online at and copy/paste a cover letter. Additionally, applicants will be asked to upload additional documents, listed below.

Please submit:

curriculum vitae with names of references
evidence of teaching effectiveness
teaching philosophy
professional and/or scholarly writing samples
description of research agenda
graduate transcripts
sample course syllabus
additional professional work such as articles, videos, web pages, audio stories, and still photography as available
Candidates must complete the reference section of the application and arrange for the three letters of recommendation to be sent to search committee chair Dr. Xiaowen Guan at Do not upload recommendation letters as part of your application at the St. Thomas site. References will not be contacted without your permission. If files are too large to upload, please send material or download link (preferred) to Dr. Xiaowen Guan, Mail #5013, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Invited candidates will be expected to give a classroom lecture and a research presentation to the faculty. The position remains open until filled. Review of application materials will begin on December 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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