PR Instructor
Department: School of Journalism and Communication
Rank: Instructor
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000 per year
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
March 2, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, including contact information for three professional reference, please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter via the application page here:

Department Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS, and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees as well as roughly 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication is looking for an experienced and innovative public relations instructor. Our PRSA-certified program emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social justice and diversity/inclusion.

Our public relations sequence is rapidly growing, with more than 500 majors and pre-majors. Instructors teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per school year in media relations and writing, strategic use of social media, campaigns, and special topics classes). This faculty member also will help advise an active PRSSA chapter, and may also have opportunities to teach in the Strategic Communication master’s program in Portland.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in Public Relations or related field.
• 3 years of professional experience in public relations.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the university level and an interest in one of our growing cognate areas — sports communication, data analytics, game studies and immersive media, or science/health communication.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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