The Department of Advertising and Public Relations and College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding colleague to join our nationally recognized program. This tenure-track advertising position will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations including coursework in concepting, copywriting, portfolio development, and advertising campaigns. Opportunities for new course development, and additional summer and interim teaching are available. There is the expectation of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As we seek an individual with expertise in copywriting for strategically sound and conceptually strong advertising campaigns, the successful candidate will bring the proper professional experience and academic expertise. The academic certification required for this position is a terminal degree such as an MFA or Ph.D. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in advertising and digital communication. Some college-level teaching experience is also preferred, as the successful candidate must have a record of effectively engaging students in the classroom. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to contribute to the graduate education mission of the university as well as being an active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels. As this is a tenure-track position, it is important to note that tenure can be achieved via a creative track or research track. Regardless of the track selected, the position requires an individual who is dedicated to the highest standards in creative/scholarship and teaching.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has enjoyed over 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Our creative students have established an impressive track record for winning top awards in regional, national and international advertising competitions including AAF’s American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) and the One Club’s Young Ones Student Awards. The Department’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and its student-run Capstone Agency prepare our students to be socially-conscious leaders in the field. Our department is focused on building a diverse culture of intellectual and creative engagement for our faculty and students. 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: Upload an application, resume, a portfolio of your work and/or student work, and a cover letter that includes a list of three references at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin September 3, 2018. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Mark Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.