Hiring! Assistant Professor, Strategic Writing WPUNJ

Assistant Professor of Communication, Specialization in Strategic Writing, Job Code 636WPU


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Closing Date: Open Until Filled

William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with a Specialization in Strategic Writing in the Department of Communication to start September 2016.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate classes in Media Writing, Public Relations, Strategic Multi-Platform Writing and related areas such as Journalism and/or Communication Studies as well as graduate classes in Professional Communication.  The successful candidate is expected to participate in the life of the university contributing to curriculum development, serving on committees, advising students and attending University and College functions.

Terminal degree required.  Earned doctorate preferred.  Excellent communication skills and knowledge of public relations and integrated communication required.  Professional writing and editing experience preferred (newsletters, publicity materials, websites, social media platforms, etc.).  A record of professional and/or scholarly publication is preferred. A clear research/publication agenda is required. Applicants must have a minimum of two years teaching and relevant professional experience.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

One of three academic divisions in the College of the Arts and Communication, and the largest enrolled program with approximately 870 undergraduate and graduate majors, the Communication Department has 24 full-time faculty teaching in its Communication Studies, Journalism/PR, Media Studies/Production and Theater/Comedy concentrations.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Dr. Joann Lee, Department of Communication at specialstrategicwriting@wpunj.eduor via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Priority consideration given to applications received by December 15, 2015. For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.


William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


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