Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Pepperdine University

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The Communication Division invites applications for an entry level tenure-track appointment in Public Relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach several courses within our 100-plus student major, including Public Relations Principles, Public Relations Writing and Media, and Public Relations Campaigns and Cases. The opportunity to teach courses in the Communication Division’s strategic communication master’s degree is also a possibility. An emphasis on innovative teaching is highly desirable, as is skill at assessment, curriculum development and service learning/community based research. An established research record and professional experience are also highly desired. A Ph.D. is also required. For more information, contact Dr. Denise Ferguson, Chair, Public Relations Search Committee Chair.

Pepperdine’s undergraduate Seaver College is a residential liberal arts college of just over 3400 students situated in Malibu, Calif. All applicants must have an active commitment to the university’s Christian mission and indicate that in their application materials. (

We encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences, including women and persons of color. Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.

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