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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Advertising, Non-Tenure Track, August 2020
Department Location Category Status
Dodge College of Film & Media Arts Orange Faculty Full-time
General Information
Chapman University and Dodge College of Film and Media Arts seek applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in Public Relations and Advertising beginning August 2020.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. Dodge College is ranked #7 in the nation, among film schools by The Hollywood Reporter. More information about the university and Dodge College is available at

Housed within the Sodaro-Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts, the Public Relations and Advertising degree program has a focus on storytelling for business, incorporating the use of the tools of film, television and the Internet and social media for strategic communications. The Dodge PRA curriculum introduces students to public relations, advertising and then allows them to specialize in one or the other. There are more than 200 majors and more than 200 students minoring in public relations or advertising.

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
The successful candidate will have teaching and/or industry experience; an advanced degree in advertising, public relations, and/or significant management or executive experience in the advertising industry.

Agency experience, or work in brand management and/or digital advertising and social media is regarded as a plus.

The successful candidate will be committed to teaching first as well as to continuing his or her own professional work.
Faculty duties include teaching both theory and strategic practice in introductory and advanced courses, academic advising, program development and service to the school and university. The teaching load is 18-21 credits per academic year, in addition to continued professional work and/or research and scholarship.

Contact Information
Qualified applicants are required to submit a Chapman University faculty application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of professional recommendation online at:

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Please direct any inquiries about the position to Jim Fredrick, Search Chair at Use "PRA Faculty Position" as the email subject line.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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