Associate or Full Professor position in Department of Public Relations and Publicity

Tuesday, 28 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 28 August 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Yeditepe University in İstanbul invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Public Relations and Publicity at the Faculty of Communication. Established in 1996 Yeditepe University is one of the biggest foundation universities in Turkey. The University provides high quality education across 13 faculties, 77 undergraduate and 4 associate programs. 

The Faculty of Communication, also established in 1996, has 5 departments and over 2000 students. At the post graduate level, the master’s degree programs offered in Animation Design, Journalism, Visual Communication Design, Public Relations and Publicity, Media and Communication Management, Integrated Marketing Communications Management, and Radio, Television and Cinema, along with a doctoral program in Media Studies, are coordinated by the Institute of Social Sciences. The Faculty of Communication’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities provide a hands-on learning environment for students. In order to further stimulate practice-based learning, a student-run communication agency) has been established in 2016.  

The Department of Public Relations and Publicity is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  


Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Public Relations, Media and Communications, or closely related discipline, have a solid track record of research publications and demonstrate excellence in teaching a variety of applied and theoretical public relations, communication and media studies courses at the University level. Preference will be given to candidates who specialized in online public relations, integrated marketing communications, public relations campaign management, brand management, crisis management, event management, and/or civil society and PR. Relevant industry experience is highly valued.

Non-native English speakers should have a valid English exam result, unless they have obtained bachelor and/or doctoral degrees from a university in an English-speaking country. 


The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Public Relations, supervise masters and PhD students, counsel students, share administrative tasks with the other members of the department and serve on faculty and university committees as appropriate. Candidates with an interest in collaborative research with international partners are desirable. 

Remuneration : Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity. Benefits package, including accommodation and medical health care insurance will be offered.

How to Apply:

Please submit an up to date curriculum vitae, a covering letter (max. 500 words) explaining your interest in the position, and names and contact details of three academic referees.

Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed in August-September 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Final interviews will be conducted by the top management and an offer will be extended to standout candidates.

Yeditepe University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation.