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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising) (2 Positions to be filled)

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 6/02/23

Job Description

Department: Dept of Mass Communication

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300063F

Usual duties:

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching Public Relations and/or Advertising. Online teaching experience is highly desirable, and professional industry experience is also an asset. The teaching load will be four classes per semester. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses such as Principles of Public Relations, Social Media for PR/Advertising, Design for PR and Advertising, Writing for PR and Advertising, and Writing for Mass Media.

The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University serves more than 500 students studying journalism, broadcast production, public relations, advertising, and film. Located in the Dan Rather Communications Building, it is home to 90.5 The Kat, Channel 7, Bearkat Student Media, The Houstonian, and the annual Heatwave Media and Film Festival. The department blends research-focused and practice-oriented faculty,

Located 40 miles north of suburban Houston, Sam Houston State University provides high-quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national, and international constituencies. The university is classified as a High Research Activity university and a “Community Engaged” institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. SHSU is a community serving over 21,000 students across three campuses in Huntsville, Conroe, and The Woodlands. For more information, visit

Degree Requirements:

Applicants must have a terminal degree, Ph.D. preferred in Mass Communication or a related field. ABD candidates may be considered, but the degree must be completed before the official appointment date.

Experience Requirements:

The successful candidate must have professional industry experience in public relations/advertising and strong potential in research and/or creative activity.

Other Requirements for the Position:

This posting is for Fall’23

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...