Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students and employs over 350 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: http://www.loras.edu/~HR/.
Assistant Professor of PUBLIC RELATIONS
(Available August 2018)
POSITION SUMMARY. The Loras College Public Relations Program announces a full time, tenure-track position available in the Division of Communication & Fine Arts to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Public Relations major, and the general education curriculum, as well as provide service to the Program and Division. Possible courses include Principles of PR, PR Writing, Desktop Publishing, Social Media, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Mass Communication, PR Case Studies, Communication Research, and Public Speaking. Opportunities exist teach travel courses, experiential learning-based courses and courses in one’s area of expertise. Industry experience is not required, but welcome.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Ph.D. degree in Communication discipline (or ABD at time of appointment).
COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, membership at Wellness Center and Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.
THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution that includes preprofessional and career preparation and dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College’s Catholic tradition. The College is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.
THE COMMUNITY. Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For more information contact, Chairperson, Public Relations Search Committee,
Dr. Maggie Sullivan at email@example.com.
APPLICATION. Applicants must go to: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.
EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.
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