Public Relations Lecturer

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Work type: Non-Permanent Status Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:23060000 - CJC-PUBLIC RELATIONS

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Job Description:

Bring Your Innovation and Talent to a Winning Team!

Join the faculty of U.S. News and World Report’s 5th ranked U.S. public university at an exciting time of growth and opportunity. Our talented, diverse and engaged students need you to bring your skills, experience and wisdom to our classrooms. The Department of Public Relations in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) invites applications for a full-time (nine- or twelve-month) public relations lecturer position to begin in summer or fall semester 2023.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in public relations. The faculty member may teach and supervise graduate students. Candidates will mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university.


About the University of Florida 

UF is the state’s sole member of the Association of American Universities. It is in the midst of a multi-year pre-eminence initiative that has created more than 500 new faculty positions and generated a $70 million partnership with NVIDIA to create the nation’s top research lab in artificial intelligence. In 2020, UF faculty generated more than $900 million in research grants.

The University of Florida offers a competitive salary commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. The starting salary range for this position would be $80,000s to $90,000s. To view the university’s Total Reward benefit package, please click here:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and service mission including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


About UF’s College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding new positions. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top public research universities in the United States.

Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students, and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 70 full-time faculty members and 175 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,500 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 800 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees. 

The Department of Public Relations is one of the top programs in the country, with eight tenure-track faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and five professional faculty, for a total of 14 faculty members. It currently serves over 650 undergraduate majors, 255 master’s students, and 22 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation. Visit the Department of Public Relations for more information about the department.


The City of Gainesville

City of Gainesville, home to Florida's largest and oldest university, which makes it one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Expected Salary:

$80,000 - $90,000; commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree or higher in public relations, communications or a related field is required. Applicants must have at least 5 years of professional communications experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in public relations, communications or related field.
  • A senior executive with at least 10 years of professional communications experience.
  • Evidence of effective guiding and coaching students in a classroom environment.
  • Experience in areas relevant to the department including sports communication, corporate communication, or public interest communication.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online via Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

  • A letter of interest summarizing your qualifications and what you would bring to the position.
  • Teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • A resumé or complete curriculum vitae;
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references;
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 

Please direct all question to Search Committee Chair, Pat Ford, at 

Review of applications begins March 24, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required: No


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