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Instructor (Communication, PR, Marketing, Journalism)

29.08.2019 11:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Oregon

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  • Job no: 524369
  • Work type: Faculty - Career
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Instruction, Journalism/Communication
  • Department: SOJC
  • Rank: Instructor
  • Annual Basis: 9 Month
  • Review of Applications Begins on September 3, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter.

Please e-mail search chair, Dean Mundy ( with questions.

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 School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon is looking for an experienced and innovative PR instructor. Our PRSA-certified program emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social justice and diversity/inclusion.

The public relations sequence is rapidly growing, with more than 500 majors and premajors. Instructors teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per year) in media relations and writing, strategic use of social media, campaigns, and special topics classes and help advise an active PRSSA chapter and one of the nation’s oldest student-run firms. Opening next year is our Experience Hub, which will provide new production facilities for social media, VR/AR, and broadcasting.

We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Relations or related field.
  • Three years effective teaching at the university level.
  • Five years of professional experience in public relations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in one of our growing cognate areas—sports communication, data analytics, 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

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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