Teaching Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice in Strategic Communication - Health Communication and Marketing
Vacancy ID: FAC0003149
Position Summary The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an experienced professional in health communication and/or healthcare marketing to join the faculty in Fall 2020. This person will contribute to the school’s continued excellence in advertising and public relations with a focus on health communication. Candidates will bring professional expertise in communication strategy and campaign development to enhance undergraduate and master’s level classroom engagements, internships, and special projects.
This person will teach 6 courses per academic year (3 in fall, 3 in spring) in public relations, advertising, social marketing, and/or health communication. Candidates will be expected to teach current courses and to expand current course offerings.
Candidates are also expected to engage with health industry leaders and community partners to connect students with professional experiences that enhance the students’ education and career preparation.
This Teaching Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice might also be asked to serve on or lead MA (Master of Arts) student thesis committees, in addition to serving on other school committees.
About the School: The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and administers a variety of professional development and distance-learning programs to students and working professionals. Enrollment includes about 1000 undergraduates and 125 graduate students, in addition to professional development and distance education students. Our faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected across academia, industry, and the public realm.
Educational Requirements Masters or terminal degree in the same or closely related discipline as the courses taught, such as communication, public relations, advertising, or marketing.
Qualifications and Experience The successful candidate will bring professional experience in health communication or healthcare marketing, public relations, and/or advertising and will bring skills in the creation, execution, and evaluation of communications aimed at improving the health and well-being of patients, caregivers, and the greater community. At least 5 years of professional experience is required to be considered for the rank of Teaching Associate Professor, and 15 years of experience or more is needed to be considered for the rank of Professor of the Practice. Demonstrated skills in the use of digital/social media and digital audience research and measurement within strategic programs are a strong plus. Candidates are encouraged to submit a health communication portfolio demonstrating their prior work.
The ability to teach students effectively in the classroom is of great importance. Experience and/or interest in teaching online is a plus. Prior experience in teaching university courses in strategic communication, public relations, advertising, or marketing at the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations) is requested. Leading seminars or workshops with university-level students or industry professionals will be considered in lieu of teaching experience, provided evidence of effectiveness is included.
Professional portfolio of health communication work (if possible) – uploaded as “Other Document”;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if possible).
As part of the application, you will be asked to provide a list of names and contact information for 4 to 5 professional references. If selected for an interview, your professional references will be contacted with a request to provide a letter of recommendation.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 153011
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