The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track digital graphic design faculty position at assistant or associate rank in the advertising sequence, a Top 10 advertising program as ranked by bestofcolleges.com. The appointment would begin in August 2018.
Appointment at associate rank requires an extensive track record of excellent teaching and a national reputation in creative activity.
Women and men of ethnically diverse backgrounds, including, but not limited to, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans, are particularly urged to apply. The university welcomes the creativity and unique contributions which diversity offers to students preparing to work in a diverse society.
Applications for the search will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide 1) a letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) access to an extensive digital portfolio that demonstrates a range of creative work, 3) access to websites that demonstrate coding capabilities in development and production, 4) a complete curriculum vitae, 5) names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references, and 6) samples of student work if applicable. Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee (http://apply.interfolio.com/43740).
The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication was founded in 2000, after a generous gift from the family of Edward L. Gaylord, owner of the Oklahoma Publishing Company. The Gaylord College is one of the leading centers of mass communication teaching and scholarship in the United States. The College has a state-of-the-art Gaylord Hall completed in 2004 and expanded in 2009. A 4,500-square-foot strategic communication area includes the student-run Lindsey + Asp integrated advertising, public relations and digital agency. New faculty will take an active part in the growth of the College through superior teaching, innovative curriculum development, and notable research or creative activity. They will join a highly engaged strategic communication faculty that includes leading advertising and public relations academics in both research and creativity. The College offers the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in journalism, advertising and public relations, and media arts and a master’s (MPW) degree in professional writing.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.
In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank No. 1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. OU ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2016 among all public institutions in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled, with more than 800. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.
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