The University of Alabama

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Advertising for the 2020-2021 academic year, starting August 2020.

While we embrace all methodological approaches and forms of scholarly inquiry, successful candidates must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. The Department seeks to elevate further its reputation in the academic field of advertising including its cultural and behavioral impacts. Therefore, we expect the ideal candidate to both publish in flagship academic journals in the candidate’s area of expertise and in advertising academic journals specifically. Additionally, the department seeks candidates whose scholarly activity will contribute to our graduate emphases and whose teaching and/or professional experience and leadership-focused thinking can provide our undergraduate students with the theoretical understanding and practical experience and skills necessary to engage with the practices of advertising across multiple platforms.

Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach in the department’s curriculum. UA is a student-centered research university. Thus, candidates must have prior teaching experience and are able to demonstrate their ability to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team.

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. To apply go to and complete the following:

  1. Provide a cover letter
  2. provide a CV
  3. provide a statement about teaching and evidence of teaching effectiveness  (no more than 4 pages)
  4. provide names and contact information for three references
  5. Provide a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

The University of Alabama’s Department of Advertising and Public relations is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, candidates are asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement whereby applicants share how through their teaching, research, or service they have contributed to or plan to contribute to diversity and inclusion efforts on campus and/or beyond.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin October 31, 2019. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Caryl Cooper at

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Advertising, Communication, Marketing, Mass Communication or closely related field, completed by start date of appointment.
  • Strong potential for scholarly activity in flagship journals showing potential to lead to tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor.
  • Record of teaching effectiveness, with experience in teaching relevant undergraduate courses.

Preferred Qualifications (considered after all minimum qualifications are met):

  • Ability to teach courses in consumer psychology, consumer behavior, or advertising strategy
  • Evidence of or potential of attracting extramural funding
  • One year or more of consulting, industry, or other relevant professional experience in areas including but not limited to advertising, marketing, or digital media/social media.
  • Evidence of or potential for contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion via teaching, research or service.

University of South Alabama

Department of Communication: Assistant/Associate Professor in Strategic Communication

Short Ad:
The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track position in Strategic Communication at the assistant or associate professor level to begin August 15, 2020.

Candidates for this position will have a Ph.D. in public relations, advertising, or a mass communication related field and have practical experience in agency, corporate, non-profit or similar fields outside of academia. The ideal candidate will have expertise in digital technology and data usage in the creation of innovative communication strategies.

Applications must be received by November 15, 2019. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Details are available at

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.