Cleveland State University — Visiting Assistant Professor in Promotional Communication

The School of Communication at Cleveland State University seeks applicants for a full time Visiting Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Promotional Communication. The appointment will begin on Aug. 16, 2021. The position is renewable up to three years with satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in the promotional communication sequence, including the capstone course.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include the completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in Mass Communication or related fields by July 1, 2021 for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor; ABDs will be considered for appointment as an Instructor. Ability to teach the promotional communication capstone course. Must have professional experience in the field of public relations, corporate communications or strategic communications.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have professional experience in or be able to teach courses in digital content creation using applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud. Should have the ability to teach a combination of courses in promotional communication, such as writing for public relations, introduction to public relations, introduction to social media, strategic communication campaigns, publication design and media analytics. The successful candidate will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

Applications will be accepted exclusively online at To apply, please upload (1) a cover letter, (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level, (4) a diversity statement; see below for statement description, (5) unofficial transcripts, and (6) contact information for three references. In your cover letter, you should describe how you satisfy the minimum and preferred qualifications.  Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your diversity statement, explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university. Preference will be given to applications completed by February 27, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Ed Horowitz at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.