Assistant Teaching Professor Of Creative Advertising & Design, Advertising & Public Relations

University of Tampa

Assistant Teaching Professor Of Creative Advertising & Design, Advertising & Public Relations

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Assistant Teaching Professor Of Creative Advertising & Design, Advertising & Public Relations

  • University of Tampa | Tampa, FL
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: November 24, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Teaching Professor Of Creative Advertising & Design, Advertising & Public Relations

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Job Category Faculty

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Location Tampa, FL

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Assistant Teaching Professor Of Creative Advertising & Design, Advertising & Public Relations






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Position Details


The Department of Communication’s Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR) program, within the College of Arts & Letters, at The University of Tampa seeks a strategic and innovative practitioner with a graduate degree related to Communication, to teach creative digital media, advertising, and design. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching position, with potential for promotion, and begins August 15, 2024.


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 and World Report.


The ideal faculty member will be able to teach introductory and upper levels of an undergraduate curriculum in areas such as digital media and design, web design, media aesthetics, creative advertising, and campaigns. Qualified candidates will bring experience in integrated marketing communications and expertise in media design and production that includes knowledge of aesthetic principles and marketing; skills in a range of Adobe Creative Cloud programs and foundational web-building technologies; and insight into visual culture and representation of diverse subjects. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, maintain relevancy in their field, and participate in academic advising. Past professional experience is preferred. Knowledge of ACEJMC Accreditation is a plus.


The faculty member will join a collegial faculty group in a thriving department that balances theory and practice and delivers personalized mentorship to motivated students. Faculty in the ADPR program create personalized classroom experiences and mentor students in the development of professional portfolios. Many engage students in work for nonprofit organizations, craft experiential learning opportunities, and initiate interdisciplinary collaborations. They may also opt to engage in travel-abroad opportunities with students.


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 university strongly desires applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.



The faculty member will teach four (4) courses per 16-week semester, advise students, engage in service as defined in the Faculty Handbook, and maintain professional creative and/or scholarly practice.


Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover letter

2. Current curriculum vitae

3. Samples of creative work


Applicants should be prepared to provide contact information for three references.


The ADPR Program

The Advertising & Public Relations undergraduate program merges advertising, public relations, social media, and marketing with creative vision and cutting-edge technologies, to prepare students for professional careers and academic opportunities in strategic communication. Core courses provide foundations in social/digital media, advertising, marketing, and public relations, including skills in market research, creative strategies, media writing, multimedia design, and production. Students work individually and collaboratively with real clients to produce campaigns that engage diverse audiences and meet communication goals across a wide range of platforms. Students also explore communication ethics and critical perspectives on media and culture. Electives are chosen based on individual student interests and may include concentrations or interdisciplinary offerings.


The Communication Department

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 and Media Studies (CMS); 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 delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master’s programs.


The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.


As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.


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.


Submission Guidelines


To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page of the application before continuing through the application.


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Background Check Requirements


Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.


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