Instructor or Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Arkansas State University

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The Department of Communication at Arkansas State University seeks to hire an assistant professor, non-tenure track, or instructor, of Strategic Communication-Social Media Management for a new 100% online Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication-Social Media Management Emphasis program that will launch in fall of 2016.

The instructor will teach up to four classes per semester over two seven-week terms, advise students in the online program, and serve as a liaison between students and traditional faculty and staff. The program consists of 120 credit hours, which includes 35 General Education hours, 20 hours of communication major requirements, 21 hours of social media management emphasis courses, 6 hours of additional, required courses, 18-21 hours of minor courses with one of three choices (Political Science, Sociology, Criminology), and 14-17 additional hours. Students in the program will learn to use digital channels to promote brands, products, and services, among other objectives. Courses in the social media emphasis include social media in strategic communication, interactive advertising, social media management, and more. Ph.D. or Master’s degree in strategic communication or related field required.

The College of Media and Communication is composed of two departments, The Department of Communication and the Department of Media. The Department of Communication offers two degree programs, Strategic Communication and Communication Studies. The college also offers a MA in Communication Studies and MS in Mass Communication.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. The Jonesboro campus has a diverse student body with an on-campus enrollment eclipsing 14,000; through outreach via web-based instruction and the upcoming establishment of a campus in Querétaro, Mexico, the university is making a global impact. A-State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives in Jonesboro, Ar. A regional metropolitan city with a population of more than 68,500, Jonesboro is located 70.8 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenn. Today, the institution has more than 70,000 alumni.

A-State has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.

A-State, a federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. This position is housed on the Jonesboro campus. This position is housed on the Jonesboro campus. Visit for detailed information and to apply for position # F00083

This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

This institution offers benefits to spouses.

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