Communication Instructor/Assistant Professor

Communication, Media & Culture Department

721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 133, Box #7798

Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7316

Status: Full-time, salaried with benefits

location: Dayton, TN

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Position Summary

The Department of Communication, Media & Culture seeks a communication generalist with a focus in public relations.

Teaching load may include courses like introductory communication, public relations principles, cases and campaigns, event planning, and persuasion. Additional teaching assignments may include courses in the candidate’s own area of expertise. Ability to teach digital applications courses a plus. Contribute to curricular development in public relations and communication, assist with academic advising, and provide service as needed.

MA is required in communication, mass communication, public relations, or a related field, PhD preferred. Expertise in public relations and communication should be demonstrated by graduate coursework, relevant college or university teaching experience.

Must show evidence of, or potential for, excellence in undergraduate teaching, professional development, and advising.

Reports to: Chair, Communication

Education Required

  • MA, MFA or Ph.D. in communication, public relations, or related field


Experience Required

  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Ability to develop syllabi, rubrics and coursework
  • Microsoft software or other presentation tools
  • Adobe software a plus


  • Maintain standard 4-4 load
  • Perform administrative responsibilities in a timely manner
  • Teach introductory communication courses
  • Develop public relations offerings
  • Assist with departmental promotion objectives
  • Provide faith-centered ethical instruction
  • Opportunity to develop PRSSA or advise debate club