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Teaching of undergraduate courses in advertising and/or public relations. Student advising and engagement in appropriate service activities.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an experienced communication professional to join us as a full-time contract/clinical faculty member. The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in conducting advertising and public relations campaigns, with an emphasis on research, planning, and evaluation, and must be able to incorporate these skills into the teaching of undergraduate courses in advertising and/or public relations, both of which are rooted in research-driven strategy, creative problem-solving, and measureable outcomes.
Demonstrated teaching experience is preferred. Other responsibilities include student advising and engagement in appropriate service activities, including building relationships with the professional advertising and public relations communities at the local, regional, national, and international levels. In addition to the course content described above, the successful candidate could also teach creative advertising development courses if such classes were a fit with the candidate’s professional background. Finally, applicants must display an ability to be an actively engaged member of a highly collaborative faculty team.
A master’s degree is required along with a minimum of five years of professional advertising and/or public relations experience.
The appointment begins on August 16, 2015. It is a contract position, renewable on a three-year basis subject to annual review and departmental needs.
The Department of Advertising and Public Relations is a nationally recognized program, celebrating 40 years of achievement with leading scholars, a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition Team, and student work exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York. The Department is also home to the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and has been a finalist in PRWeek’s Education Program of the Year for six consecutive years. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
To apply: Please upload your application, resume and cover letter at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, and mail three letters of recommendation to:
Questions regarding the search should be directed to Dr. Kenon Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172.
Prior to hiring the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
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, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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