Instructor Position in Strategic Communication
The Department of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites application for a full-time instructor position in the area of public relations and/or advertising to begin in the 2018-19 academic year. We seek candidates with expertise in strategic communication agency operation and at least five years of experience in either public relations or advertising.
Applicants should be able to teach introductory and upper level courses in agency operations, writing, public relations, advertising, creative strategy, campaigns, and other required courses in the major. Strong relationships and experiences with the advertising and/or PR industry are highly desirable. Evidence of a strong teaching record and of advising a student agency or co-curricular activity/organization at the undergraduate level is preferred. Professional experiences in working at an agency or in managing client relationships are essential.
Candidates must have at least a master’s degree in communication or a related field. The successful candidate will teach at least two regular courses per semester and also teach the equivalent of another two regular courses per semester during training, advising and meeting sessions with student agency members.
Roxo is TCU’s student-driven advertising and public relations agency in the Department of Strategic Communication, based in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. Since 2011, Roxo has served more than 35 businesses and organizations in North Texas, plus an international client from Panama. During this time, more than 150 student have worked at Roxo to gain industry experience, portfolio pieces, and education that goes beyond the classroom.
The Bob Schieffer College of Communication
The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for about 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in four departments (Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication). More than 30 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication, and about 50 full-time and 25 part-time faculty teach in the college. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a forensics and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.
Texas Christian University
Founded in 1873 and currently enrolling more than 10,000 students, TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the nation’s 3,500 universities and colleges. The university ranks in the top 100 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and is named by Forbes as a “Rising Star” on the magazine’s “10 Top Colleges to Watch” list. TCU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for six consecutive years, and its endowment is among the top 60 college and university endowments nationwide. In recent years, the university at large has invested more than $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities, including a new intellectual commons and library expansion that opened in fall 2015. More than 71 countries and 60 religious faith traditions are represented by TCU’s students. With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model that results in close, mentoring relationships, TCU offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges.
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the nation’s 16th largest city. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area is the fourth largest in the nation and is home to 21 Fortune 500 companies. The metro area has been named No. 2 in the country for job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and named fifth best city in the country to buy a home. Fort Worth boasts “the best downtown in America,” according to Liveability .com, and is home to three world-class art museums, a premier performance facility, green spaces and public art.
Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.” The system is not compatible with the Safari browser. Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
All questions regarding the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790.
TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourage all to apply.