Journalism and Public Relations Instructor

Fairfax, VA, VA
Jan 24, 2019
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Journalism and Public Relations Instructor

The Department of Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Term Instructor position in Journalism and Public Relations. The initial term of appointment is for one nine-month contract (August 2019 through May 2020) with contract renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. Summer teaching is optional and usually available (contingent on enrollment) at 10% of the academic year salary for one Summer course. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Review of applications will begin February 22 and will continue until this position is filled for the Fall 2019 semester. For full consideration, apply by February 22, 2019.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will teach four courses per semester, provide career mentoring to undergraduate students, and engage in other formal service to the department, college and/or University, the nature of which is negotiated with the Department Chair.

Required Qualifications:

  • A masters degree in communication or related field.
  • Current experience in and familiarity with the Washington, D.C. metro area media/journalism market.
  • College or university teaching experience.
  • Significant professional journalism experience.
  • Significant professional public relations experience.
  • Experience using social media to support organizational goals.

About us: The Mason Communication Department has a collegial faculty committed to excellence, innovation, and social relevance. We offer a broad undergraduate program with approximately 600 majors, a large M.A. program, and a focused Ph.D. program emphasizing health and strategic communication. Additionally, the department supports several co-curricular activities (such as debate, forensics, student newspaper, and a campus radio station), and expects reasonable participation in the life of our community, including career fairs, faculty functions, recruiting sessions, and other scheduled events.

The University enrolls more than 37,000 students in 150-plus degree programs through the doctoral level. George Mason is located in beautiful Fairfax, Virginia, 15 miles from Washington, DC, offering easy access to key health, research, media, political and cultural centers such as the NIH, the NLM, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution. The University is a young, vibrant, and rapidly growing educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a history of innovation that has attracted a faculty of widely known scholars and teachers and a highly diverse student body.

How to Apply: To apply online for position # F7701Z, please log on to Click on the Create Application link; check the faculty application box and click go. Create a user name and password and enter. Fill in personal and reference information. Complete the application form and attach relevant documents (cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references are required). For more information contact the Search Committee Chair, Kate Sweeney, at

Special Instructions : For full consideration, please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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