Instructor, Creative Direction - 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.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations and College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks an outstanding instructor to join our nationally recognized program.

This full-time, nine-month position will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations including coursework covering basic principles of design, art direction and portfolio development in both fall and spring semesters. (Opportunities for additional summer teaching may be available.) There is the expectation of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As we seek an individual with expertise in the teaching, conceptualization and execution of creative work, the successful candidate will bring the proper academic expertise and professional experience. The academic certification required for this position is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in writing or art. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of five years’ professional experience as a writer, art director or creative director, with experience in both traditional and new media. 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 be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels.

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 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: Upload an application, resume and cover letter at 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 February 2, 2015. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Glenn Griffin (

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

  • Instructor, Creative Direction
  • 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
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
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
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