Advertising Assistant Professor

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Organization Type
*Requisition Number::*0812692*Number of Open Positions::*1*Position Title::*Assistant Professor*Other Title Information::*Advertising Assistant Professor*Organization::*207201 - ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS*Position Summary::*The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is searching for an Assistant Professor in Advertising faculty position. Expectations are that the individual will engage in research activities and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as contribute to the University's teaching and service missions.*Ad Text::*The University of Alabama's Department of Advertising and Public Relations seeks a tenure track assistant professor in advertising. While we embrace all methodological approaches and forms of scholarly inquiry, successful candidates must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain an independent scholarly research program. The department seeks to elevate further its reputation in the academic field of advertising. Therefore, we expect the ideal candidate to both publish in advertising academic journals specifically and in flagship academic journals in the candidate's area of expertise. Additionally, the department seeks candidates whose scholarly activity will contribute to our graduate emphases and recruitment efforts and whose teaching and/or professional experience and leadership-focused thinking can provide our undergraduate students with the theoretical understanding and practical experience and skills necessary to engage with the practices of advertising across multiple platforms.Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach in the department's curriculum. UA is a student-centered research university. Thus, candidates must have prior teaching experience and be able to demonstrate their ability to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team.Minimum Qualifications: •Doctorate in Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communication, Communication, Psychology, or closely related field, completed by start date of appointment.•Strong potential for scholarly activity in flagship advertising and concentration journals showing potential to lead to tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor.•Record of teaching effectiveness, with experience in teaching relevant undergraduate courses.Preferred Qualifications (considered after all minimum qualifications are met): •Ability to teach courses in consumer psychology, integrated channel planning, or brand management.•Evidence of or potential of attracting extramural funding.•One year or more of consulting, industry, or other relevant professional experience in areas including but not limited to advertising, marketing, or digital media/social media.•Evidence of or potential for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion via teaching, research or service.The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers a full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, and multicultural resources and opportunities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. To apply go to and complete the following.1)Provide a cover letter2)Provide a CV3)Provide a statement about teaching and evidence of teaching effectiveness (no more than 4 pages)4)Provide names and contact information for three references5)Provide a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion StatementThe University of Alabama's Department of Advertising and Public relations is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, candidates are asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement whereby applicants share how through their teaching, research, or service they have contributed to or plan to contribute to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and/or beyond.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin November 16, 2020. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Steven Holiday at University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.*UA EEO Statement:*The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement "EEO is the Law""EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement*Search Initiation Date::*10/28/2020*Expected Starting Date::*08/16/2021*College/School/Division::*Communication and Information Sciences*Post To Ihe:*Yes

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