Penn State Abington — Assistant Teaching Professor in Corporate Communication

Assistant Teaching Professor in Corporate Communication

Penn State Abington invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Corporate Communication, to begin August 2021 or as negotiated. Responsibilities include the following:

  • teach four courses (12 credits) each semester using traditional, hybrid, and/or fully online delivery modes
  • advise and provide career guidance to students
  • participate in program, campus, university, and community service activities

The person hired for this position will join three other full-time faculty members in a well-established, four-year degree program serving approximately 80-100 declared majors.

Minimum qualifications:

  • a master's degree in Public Relations or a closely related area
  • documented effectiveness in University-level teaching and/or corporate training
  • a record of effectively working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • a demonstrated commitment to innovative, engaging, and student-centered learning and teaching that is responsive to the needs of students of diverse backgrounds and levels of academic preparation

Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:

  • full or part-time experience as a public relations professional
  • a strong network in the greater Philadelphia public relations community
  • experience in the use social media on behalf of clients

Located roughly 15 miles north of Philadelphia, Penn State Abington College serves a racially and ethnically diverse student body of nearly 4,000 undergraduates, including a significant proportion of first-generation, nontraditional, and international students. For more information about the college, visit our website at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 28. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Application material must be submitted online through Questions should be addressed to Dr. Friederike Baer (, Division Head of Arts & Humanities and Search Committee Chair.

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