Assistant Professor of Journalism (Public Relations) Tenure-Track Position

Franklin College

Franklin, Indiana

Date Posted October 18, 2023
Industry Public Relations, Academia, Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Master's Degree
Job Status Full-time


Franklin College’s award-winning Pulliam School of Journalism seeks a superb educator, communicator and mentor to join the faculty at the rank of assistant professor and contribute to a growing Public Relations program. The ideal candidate will be a team player with experience both as a communications professional and classroom teacher who is eager to help shape and deliver a rigorous curriculum that will prepare students to meet the demands of this challenging and opportunity-filled age. The successful applicant will be an innovative thinker who welcomes collaboration with both colleagues and students and is willing to work hard to develop and foster external partnerships that expand educational and career opportunities for students. A master’s degree is required, and a doctorate is preferred.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position that includes four courses each semester with an additional course offered every third Immersive Term (January), academic advising with students, committee work, and other service to the College.

Franklin College provides a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual, and professional growth. Please see for more details.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, EAP, and tuition benefits for employee and their family. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via the following link: Franklin College Faculty Application.

Contact human resources for additional information:

Franklin College

Office of Human Resources

101 Branigin Blvd.

Franklin, IN 46131

Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

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