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Term Public Communication Faculty Position (II)


Term Faculty Search, AY2013-2014

The School of Communication (SOC) at American University is seeking candidates to fill one full-time 12-month teaching position at the rank of Instructor to begin Fall 2013 within the Public Communication division.


SOC is a school within American University, which is a private, co-educational university with more than 11,000 students based in the District of Columbia. SOC has 900 undergraduate and 300 graduate students and offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and non-degree programs. The School of Communication’s talented and engaged faculty draws from both scholarly and professional backgrounds. The Public Communication faculty has a national reputation for work in the areas of political communication, public affairs, advocacy communication, social media and public diplomacy. For more information, visit: http://soc.american.edu


Strategic communication is at the heart of our economy, society, and politics. It’s a field built on ideas and images, persuasion and information, strategy and tactics and grounded in theory and research. The candidate will teach a 2-2-2 course load – two classes in the fall, two classes in the spring and two classes in the summer. Courses may be in the weekday or weekend graduate program or online.

A proven record of professional experience in at least one of the following: public relations, strategic communication, public opinion or audience research, political communication, social media and/or social marketing. Previous online teaching experience is highly preferred. Candidates should have evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level including teaching evaluations. MA or other advanced degree required. The successful candidate also must be able to teach General Education courses, such as Understanding Media.

Application Materials

Inquiries: bourgabt@american.edu

Salary Information: Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Please email your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: bourgabt@american.edu

Application Deadline: Applications for the position will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

American University is an AA/EEO institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.