PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

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The Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA) seeks candidates for a
professor of practice to teach in the Division’s undergraduate Public Relations and Strategic
Communication degree program beginning August 1, 2022.


Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in communication, business, or related field; at least
10 years of experience in corporate communication; expertise to teach courses in public
relations, crisis communication, consulting, and internship; demonstrated effectiveness as a
teacher of undergraduate students; and a desire to contribute to the program’s national reputation.
The program’s applied focus and level of executive/practitioner interaction requires applicants
with significant field experience, including management responsibilities. Candidates with a
Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.


Additional expertise desirable in: Financial communication, startup/entrepreneurial
communication, digital communication, data analytics, and/or experience working with adult
learners or executive education programs.
Workload: The selected candidate will teach three courses each fall and spring semester across
first-year to senior students and actively serve as faculty advisor to CCPA’s Public Relations
Student Society of America chapter to increase its visibility and connections to the practice, the
Dallas Chapter of PRSA, the Public Relations Society of America, and other professional venues
beneficial for students.


SMU: Southern Methodist University is a private liberal arts university founded in 1911 and
located in the heart of metropolitan Dallas, Texas. The university is nationally ranked in U.S.
News & World Report’s Guide to Colleges. The area is home to numerous Fortune 500
companies, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and the Bush Institute, providing ample
opportunities for student internships, service-learning experiences, and research/consulting
opportunities for faculty. Learn more about our programs and beautifully shaded campus of
Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture at www.smu.edu.


The Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs: The Division houses two
rigorous, selective undergraduate programs serving 120+ majors in the Meadows School of the
Arts. In addition to the B.A. in Public Relations and Strategic Communication that focuses on
external corporate affairs, the Division’s B.A. in Corporate Communication and Public Affairs
offers focus areas in organizational communication, political communication, and social
innovation and nonprofit engagement as part of CCPA’s mission to prepare students to take
leadership roles in corporate, nonprofit, and governmental sectors. CCPA offers programs of
study in London, Washington D.C., and Taos, NM; access to a 29-member Advisory Board of
communication executives; and additional, compensated teaching opportunities in January, May,
and summer terms. As CCPA expands its offerings, new graduate, professional, and executive
education teaching opportunities will become available.


Application: CCPA uses Interfolio for applications. Upload letter of application highlighting
candidate’s qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of university teaching effectiveness, and
three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/98194. Questions regarding the
search should be directed to Search Committee Chair Sandra Duhé at sduhe@smu.edu.
Application must be posted to Interfolio by January 31, 2022. The committee will notify
applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the
satisfactory completion of a background check.


SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and
expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle
inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration
Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.