Lecturer, Communications Designer - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in advertising and public relations. Conceptualization and execution of visual communication for the college. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama seeks an experienced communication professional to join our nationally recognized program as a full-time contract/clinical faculty member.
This faculty position incorporates both teaching and visual communication work for the Department and for the College of Communication and Information Sciences (C&IS).

Teaching responsibilities may include coursework covering basic principles of design, art direction and portfolio development in both the fall and spring semesters. There is an expectation for teaching in the summer as well. At the University of Alabama, full time teaching for clinical faculty is the equivalent of four courses each semester. Assuming the responsibility for the conceptualization and execution of visual communication for the College will be considered as the equivalent of one course per semester.

Thus, the ideal candidate will bring the proper expertise and experience to fulfill roles of instructor and visual communication specialist. A bachelor’s degree in advertising/public relations or a related field and extensive/distinguished professional experience in visual communication is required. A master’s degree in advertising/public relations is preferred.

A minimum of five years’ professional experience in visual communication work in or related to advertising and/or public relations is preferred, with experience in both print and digital communication. Some college-level teaching is also preferred as the successful candidate must be able to effectively engage students in the classroom. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative team. Other responsibilities include student advising and engagement in appropriate service activities, including building relationships with the professional constituencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

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 celebrating 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition Team. Student work has been exhibited during The One Club for Art & Copy’s Creative Week in New York, and the program 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:
APR Search Committee
Attn: Dr. Glenn Griffin
University of Alabama
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin Nov. 3, 2014. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Glenn Griffin (griffin@apr.ua.edu).

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Lecturer, Communications Designer
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter