Other Title Information: Advertising, Assistant Professor
Organization: 207201 - ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
Assistant Professor-Advertising Teaching in the undergraduate advertising program, the graduate program, and undergraduate mass communication courses. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Advertising for the 2020-2021 academic year, starting August 2020.
While we embrace all methodological approaches and forms of scholarly inquiry, successful candidates must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. The Department seeks to elevate further its reputation in the academic field of advertising including its cultural and behavioral impacts. Therefore, we expect the ideal candidate to both publish in flagship academic journals in the candidate's area of expertise and in advertising academic journals specifically. Additionally, the department seeks candidates whose scholarly activity will contribute to our graduate emphases 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 are 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.
The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers the 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, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. To apply go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and attach the following: 1)Cover letter 2)Curriculum vita 3)Statement about teaching and evidence of teaching effectiveness (no more than 4 pages) 4)Names and contact information for three references 5)Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The 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 October 31, 2019. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Caryl Cooper at cooper @apr.ua.edu. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Doctorate in Advertising, Communication, Marketing, Mass Communication or closely related field, completed by start date of appointment.
Strong potential for scholarly activity in flagship 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, consumer behavior, or advertising strategy
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.
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Internal Number: 45820
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