Job TitleAssistant Professor in Advertising Creative Strategy
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Tampa, FL US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Philip Sellers
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Assistant Professor in Advertising Creative Strategy
The Department of Communication’s Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) program, within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Advertising Creative Strategy, to begin Fall 2023.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
The faculty member would join a collegial group in a thriving department that balances theory and practice. We seek an individual with passion for excellence in teaching and an agenda for research and/or creative work in media communication. The ideal candidate will be able to teach creative strategies with an emphasis on advertising and other branded content. The department accommodates a wide range of research agendas, with interdisciplinary opportunities to collaborate within and across programs, departments, and colleges, as well as the possibility of creating new courses and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. The university supports research through travel funds, abundant internal grants, and guidance in writing external grants. Participation in international travel programs is encouraged but not required. Small class sizes allow for mentorship connections with students and student-assisted research. We are eager to hire a colleague who shares our belief that the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our commitment to equity, inclusion, and community well-being, are foundational to academic excellence.
The faculty member would be able to teach courses related to campaign development and creative strategy and conducting research in an area of choice resulting in peer-reviewed publication and/or creative exhibition. Faculty also advise students and participate on committees. The teaching load is three (3) courses (four credits each) per 16-week semester.
Interested candidates should possess:
- a Ph.D. or other terminal degree related to the field, by August 15, 2023;
- sensitivity to and understanding of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds;
- commitment to social equity and community well-being;
- knowledge of creative strategic practices for meeting communication goals;
Past teaching experience and professional experience are preferred.
Knowledge of ACEJMC Accreditation is a plus.
For more information and to apply please visit our website at http://www.ut.edu/jobs.
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and name and contact information of references.
Review of Applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The Advertising & Public Relations undergraduate program is home to 343 majors and 115 minors. The undergraduate program fosters three concentrations: Advertising Creative, Public Relations, and the General (combined) concentration. All three concentrations prepare students for professional and academic careers in strategic communication by featuring advanced digital facilities, education in theory and practice, advanced problem-solving, and exploration of communication ethics, as well as critical perspectives on media and culture.
The Department of Communication includes four vibrant majors and participates in delivering two interdisciplinary M.A. programs. Undergraduate programs include Advertising & Public Relations (ADPR); Communication, Media & Culture (CMC); Journalism (JOU), and Speech and Communication Studies (CSS). Graduate programs include the M.A. in Professional Communication (MAPC) and M.A. in Social and Emerging Media (MASEM).
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.
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