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Assistant Professor of Communication, Public Relations

Apply now Posting Number: 492263
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Communication, Public Relations


Communication and the Arts

Job Summary:

The Department of Communication at Marist College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in Public Relations. We encourage applicants who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service, their abilities to contribute to Marist’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity.

The primary professional responsibilities of this faculty member are: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service which may include advising student groups, participating in campus committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively with colleagues, and traditional academic functions. This position includes opportunities to network with students and industry leaders at our Marist Executive Center in Manhattan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in communication or relevant discipline by the time of appointment,
  • Minimum of one year professional experience in public relations, or closely related field, including experience in agency, corporate, in-house, nonprofit, or similar capacity
  • Ability to teach courses in public relations which may include: Fundamentals of Public Relations, Public Relations Writing Tools, Applied Research and Analytics, and Communication Campaign Management
  • Ability to interact effectively orally and in writing with a culturally diverse range of students and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • A well-articulated research and/or creative agenda in public relations
  • Contact with industry leaders and ability to expand partnerships

Required Application Documents:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vita or resume
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that discusses your commitment to teaching and working with diverse students, faculty, and communities
  • The contact information for three references which should cover both professional and academic connections

About (Department/


The Department of Communication is among the largest within Marist College with more than 600 students enrolled in five concentrations (advertising, public relations, journalism, sport communication, and communication studies) and with 25+ full-time and part-time faculty members. In addition, the department operates international programs and two graduate programs. The School of Communication and the Arts is home to a nationally renowned internship program, the Center for Sports Communication, the Center for Social Media, and a wide variety of discipline-specific student groups and clubs, including a student-run integrated marketing communication firm. Our students regularly participate in case study competitions and other and award- winning student projects.

The School of Communication and the Arts prepares students for dynamic careers in the fields of communication, digital media, journalism, fashion, fine arts, graphic design, and many others. No matter their major, students combine cutting-edge classroom instruction with unique and distinctive real-world opportunities.

About Marist College:

Marist College is located on the banks of the historic Hudson River midway between New York City and Albany and at its Florence, Italy campus.  A comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts, its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Type of Position:

Full time



Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities, scholarship/professional development and other activities as needed.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.




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