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St. John's University


Assistant Professor of Public Relations


Queens, NY
ID: 218760-951

Assistant Professor of Public Relations


The Division of Mass Communication in the Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Public Relations, commencing September 1, 2022. 


The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.


Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 


The College
The Collins College of Professional Studies (CCPS) has the largest undergraduate student body within the University and serves close to 3600 students in 29 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs.  For more information about CCPS, please visit

The Division
The Division of Mass Communication encompasses a broad range of degree programs in the theoretical, research, creative, and business fields of the mass media. For more information about the division, please visit


The Program
Faculty focus on key areas of skill development that include critical thinking, oral and written expression, campaign planning, portfolio demonstration and employment readiness.  For more information about the program, please visit


This is a teaching focused position (9-12 credit hours per semester) with opportunities for research reductions. Research productivity is important, along with teaching excellence and a strong commitment to student engagement. The prospective candidate will likely have opportunities to teach in the Division’s graduate programs including International Communication (MS), Integrated Advertising Communication (MS), and Multi-Sector Communication (PhD), and as such must have relevant qualifications (see “Qualifications” below). Division faculty are expected to participate in academic advisement, student mentoring, and other student engagement activities as required by the Chair and/or Dean.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, professional experience in public relations practice and active research agenda, ties to the professional community, and demonstrated teaching ability in a variety of public relations courses. Candidates must also display a consistent record of scholarship in public relations, big data, digital analytics, corporate communication, and social media strategies or a related field. The St. John’s University’s Public Relations program is one of 42 certified by the Public Relations Society of America, and we seek individuals with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, ongoing academic research, meaningful service, and visionary program building.


“All persons hired are required to be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions of applicable law.”


Application Process
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest and CV online.  Three letters of reference will be requested further along in the recruitment process. Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Basilio Monteiro, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Mass Communication.


St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

This position is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY. View the Google Map in full screen.