Director of Professional Communication Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Director of Professional Communication; this is a full-time Lecturer position to begin August 2024.

Responsibilities include coordination of professional development/continuing education courses and opportunities across the department (e.g., coordinating creation and assessment of certificate programs for nontraditional or non-degree students, coordination of events putting course-gained theory and knowledge into practice); collaboration with local and regional clients, industry partners, media organizations, and alumni; engagement with potential students (e.g., on- or off-campus visits with high schools); oversight of department social media accounts; and teaching 18 credit hours per academic year in courses based on the candidate’s expertise; course load is open for review. Potential course topics for teaching responsibilities can include but are not limited to serving as public information officers, fundraising and donor relations, special events, public relations and media writing, and/or working in corporate, nonprofit, or government sectors. Completion of at least 18 credits of graduate coursework in Communication, Journalism, Mass or Strategic Communication, Media Arts, or a related field by the date of appointment is required.

The Department of Communication, Media and Culture is one of Coastal Carolina University’s largest departments, serving over 450 students in Communication and Journalism & Sports Media majors; 100 students in communication, journalism, and health communication minors; and 25 graduate students in its Master of Arts program. Students contribute to student-run media and to media in the University’s Athletics programs and local community.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Faculty are expected to provide high-quality instruction, conduct research and publish/perform in appropriate professional venues, mentor students, provide professional service to the University, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. Ideal candidates should also be able to teach courses using a variety of instructional methods, including face-to-face, hybrid, and asynchronous distance learning. Teaching assignments may include evening/weekend courses.

Interested candidates should electronically submit at (1) a letter of application that addresses the qualifications specified in this advertisement (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and (4) the names and contact information for at least three (3x) professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to the search chair, Wes Fondren at wfondren@coastal.eduCoastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.