Tenure-track faculty position in Public Relations

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Communications
Advertising and Public Relations


The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. The position will start in Fall 2018. The successful candidate is expected to teach basic and advanced public relations courses, engage in active research, and provide professional and academic service. Opportunities to teach graduate courses and advise students also exist in a college-wide graduate program. We are looking for an individual who enjoys the art of teaching and working with a faculty group that maintains a high degree of collegiality, collaboration, and professionalism. The department’s recent curriculum improvements include the introduction of a digital media minor, an online undergraduate degree, and a forthcoming online professional graduate degree in strategic communications. The candidate’s experience and/or interest in teaching online classes as well as digital public relations and research methods classes are highly desirable. The college is home to the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communications, a leading research center dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication and public relations. Faculty with interests in these areas will be invited to participate in Page Center-related research projects. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in communication or a related discipline prior to joining Penn State. Relevant professional industry experience will be a strong plus. To apply, candidates must complete an online application and upload a cover letter describing qualifications, a current CV, and list of at least three references. For full consideration, please submit applications by October 1, 2017. Please direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Denise Bortree, or email at dsb177@psu.edu.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088