The Department of Communication at Virginia Tech invites applications for a non-tenure track, two-year visiting assistant professor with teaching and research expertise in Public Relations. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach from among undergraduate courses in campaign communication (including health, political, and corporate contexts), Principles of PR, PR cases, PR writing, issue management, visual media, and organizational communication. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to curriculum development emphasizing cross-disciplinary integration of social media and new technologies. Teaching expectations are three courses per semester or equivalent within a lab environment.
-Ph.D. in communication or related field -Demonstrated record of successful teaching -ABD applicants will be considered
-Doctorate completed by August 10, 2013 -Work experience in public relations -APR certification -Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. -Willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment, including computer-aided instruction, distance and distributed learning, interactive online teaching environments, and experimental teaching through technology. -Willingness to coach students in the use of print and electronic software that will allow them to merge all communication fields to convey effective messages. -Knowledge of Internet software used for multimedia Web design and development. -Knowledge of social media, new media technologies and web technologies.