Strategic Communication - Health Care Communication and Marketing (Fixed Term, Open Rank)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internal Number: 196024
Vacancy ID: FAC0003596
The Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an experienced professional and/or current educator in health care communication and marketing to join the faculty for a Fall 2022 semester start. This person will contribute to the school's continued excellence in communication strategy, advertising and public relations with a focus on health care communication and marketing. Candidates will provide professional expertise in health care communication and marketing strategy and campaign development to enhance undergraduate and master's level classroom engagements, internships, and special projects.
This person will teach 6 courses per academic year (3 in fall, 3 in spring) in public relations, advertising, marketing, and health care communication, including those that are part of a new three-course health care communication certificate. Candidates will be expected to teach current courses and to expand current course offerings.
Candidates are also expected to engage with health care industry leaders and community partners to connect students with professional experiences that enhance their education and career preparation. This faculty member might also be asked to serve on or lead MA (Master of Arts) student thesis committees, in addition to serving on other school committees.
Depending on experience and education, the successful candidate will be classified as either a Teaching Faculty rank or as a Professor of the Practice.
About the School:
The UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and administers a variety of professional development and distance-learning programs to students and working professionals. Enrollment includes about 1,000 undergraduates and 125 graduate students, in addition to professional development and distance education students. Our faculty members are international thought leaders whose scholarly and creative activities are visible and respected across academia, industry, and the public realm. Our school is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we strongly encourage applications from those who promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and professional work.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will bring professional experience in health care communications marketing strategy and campaign execution, including digital media, public relations, and/or advertising, and will bring skills in the creation, execution, and evaluation of communications aimed at improving the health and well-being of patients, caregivers, and the greater community. Experience with the pharmaceutical industry, health systems, managed care, not-for-profits and advocacy organizations preferred. Experience in industry and/or teaching will determine rank. Demonstrated skills in the use of digital/social media and digital audience research and measurement within strategic programs are a strong plus. Candidates are encouraged to submit a portfolio demonstrating their related prior work.
The ability to teach students effectively in the classroom is of great importance. Prior experience in teaching university courses in strategic communication, public relations, advertising, or marketing at the undergraduate or graduate level is required. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations) is requested. Leading seminars or workshops with university-level students or industry professionals will be considered in lieu of teaching experience, provided evidence of effectiveness is included.
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