Professor of Practice in Public Relations

Syracuse University
  • Location
    Syracuse, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Mar 14

Position description

The Public Relations Department at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is seeking to fill a full-time Professor-of-Practice (PoP) with a PR professional who has impressive industry experience, beginning in Fall 2023. A PoP’s main responsibilities include teaching, maintaining connections to the industry to keep the department and School current on professional practices and innovation, and service to the department, School, University, and community. 

About the Newhouse School of Public Communication

Widely regarded as the nation’s leading communications school, Newhouse is home to approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. It is housed in a 250,000-square-foot, three-building complex that includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 300-seat auditorium, a research center, an executive education wing, a café, and many spaces for formal and informal meetings and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. The Dick Clark Studios and the Allen Gerry Center for Media Innovation include a high-tech entertainment production space, and provide the school with a cutting-edge media facility that gives students a strong preparation for careers in the profession.

Our students come from around the world and secure a place in the class through a highly competitive admissions process. This year’s incoming freshmen earned an average 3.9 GPA.

About the Public Relations Department at Newhouse

The Public Relations program at Newhouse is one of the oldest in the country and one of the few to offer PR education on all levels. Programs include:

  • undergraduate (BS, Public Relations);
  • master’s (MS, Public Relations);
  • Ph.D. (PR emphasis);
  • executive education to mid-career executives through an online, interdisciplinary MS in Communications Management;
  • a public relations specialization in the online Communications master’s program;
  • a joint master’s program in public diplomacy and global communications with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs that emphasizes the interaction of communications and international relations.

Current faculty in the department have professional experience in corporate, agency, government, not-for-profit and academic sectors and research interests include crisis communication, ethics, gender and diversity, reputation and relationship management, digital communication and public diplomacy. They hold positions of leadership in professional and academic organizations and are award-winning teachers and researchers.

The Public Relations Department is consistently ranked as a top program by PRWeek and holds a PRSA Certification in Education for Public Relations for its undergraduate and master’s programs. In keeping with Syracuse University’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility, the Department and the Newhouse School pride themselves on ensuring that its graduates are well versed in engaging with multiple diverse audiences. 

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