Assistant Professor, Specialization in Strategic Communication, Job Code 805WPU


Posting Date: September 15, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Department of Communication at William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Strategic Communication. Start date is September 1, 2018.

The position is responsible for teaching classes in Public Relations, Strategic Multi-Platform Writing, Integrated Communication, Mobile/Social Media, Web Metrics/Analytics and related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Opportunities exist for new course development and special topics offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline (ABD candidates will be considered but the Ph.D. must be obtained by September 1, 2018) or a Master’s degree with substantial professional experience in public relations and/or marketing. Experience in writing, editing, and managing content for blogs, corporate websites, social media platforms and other similar platforms required.  A clear peer-reviewed research/publication agenda is required. A record of professional and/or scholarly publication is preferred. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college level and/or relevant professional experience.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active peer-reviewed creative and/or research agenda; participate in the life of the university contributing to curriculum development; serve on committees; advise students; and attend University and College functions.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. One of three academic divisions in the College of the Arts and Communication, and the largest enrolled program with approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate majors and 24 full-time faculty.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Rob Quicke, Chair, Department of Communication at Specialstrategiccommunications@wpunj.edu or mail to him at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions are preferred. Must reference Job Code  in the letter of application. Priority consideration given to applications received by October 31, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about the University, visit www.wpunj.edu. William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.



William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.