University of Alabama

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in our nationally recognized public relations program.

Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to “shape the future of global public relations and advertising,” we welcome diverse research perspectives and leadership-focused thinking.

Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach in the department’s curriculum. UA is a student-centered research university. Thus, it is preferred that candidates have prior teaching experience and are able 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 ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate by the time of appointment, the ability to teach PR writing, management, and campaigns, and expertise in one or more areas of the following areas: digital communication management, nonprofit communication management, crisis communication, sports and entertainment communication management.

Opportunities exist for teaching in the department’s integrated M.A. program, the college’s interdisciplinary mass communication curriculum, as well as in the college’s doctoral program.

Upload application, resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu to apply.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the review process begins November 30, 2017. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Questions regarding the search should be directed to Dr. Eyun-Jung Ki (Ki@apr.ua.edu), Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172.

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University of South Alabama

The Department of Communication at the University of South Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Communication or a related field and should currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at a regionally accredited four-year institution. Specialization is open. The start date for the position is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017. While the search will remain open until the position is filled, applicants should send materials as soon as possible. For more information on this position, please see the following link: http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicaffairs/facultyposition.html

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

The University of Alabama

Dept. of Advertising and Public Relations / College of Communication and Information Sciences

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

This tenure-track position will have teaching responsibilities in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations including coursework such as advertising copywriting, portfolio development, art direction, concepting strategies, and advertising campaigns. Opportunities for new course development, and additional summer and Interim teaching are available. There is the expectation of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

As we seek an individual with expertise in the conceptualization of advertising efforts, the successful candidate will bring the proper academic expertise and professional experience. The academic certification required for this position is a terminal degree such as a MFA or Ph.D. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in advertising and digital communication. 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 contribute to the graduate education mission of the university as well as being active and involved member of a highly collaborative team at both the departmental and college levels.

As this is a tenure track position, it is important to note that tenure can be achieved via a creative track or research track. Regardless of the track selected, the position requires an individual who is dedicated to the highest standards in creative/scholarship and teaching.

The Department of Advertising and Public Relations has enjoyed over 40 years of achievement by leading scholars and a highly competitive AAF National Student Advertising Competition team. Our creative students have won awards in regional, national and international advertising competitions and is ranked among the top creative programs by the One Club for Art & Copy. The Department’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and its student-run Capstone Agency prepare our students to be socially-conscious leaders in the field. Our department is focused on building a diverse culture of intellectual and creative engagement for our faculty and students.

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: Upload an application, resume and a cover letter that includes a list of three references at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin November 10, 2017. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Caryl Cooper (205-454-9320; cooper@apr.ua.edu).

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

The University of Alabama

The College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa seeks a chair to oversee the administration of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations.

The chair directs the teaching, research, creative activity, and service efforts for a department with scholars working in public relations and advertising, as well as media effects, public opinion, history, law, ethics, sports, nonprofits, internal communications, and digital communications.

The new chair will have the opportunity to help shape one of the nation’s leading advertising and public relations departments, which comprises 26 full-time faculty members teaching 1,420 undergraduate and graduate students. The department has a faculty of eminent teachers, scholars and advertising and PR professionals with national and international reputations.

We seek a leader who understands and shares our department’s commitment to excellence and its mission to prepare highly competent, socially conscious, and engaged leaders to shape the future of global advertising and public relations. The successful candidate will be a scholar who values innovation, creativity, rigorous inquiry, collegiality, and diversity, and who will contribute to the department’s research/creative activity profile beyond her or his term as chair. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to collaborative decision-making and faculty governance.

The department’s public relations sequence, with 1,000 majors, offers a general major and specializations in technology and digital communication management, nonprofit communication management, and sports and entertainment communication management. The department’s advertising sequence, with 400 majors, offers a general major and a consumer specialization as well as a creative specialization. The department’s one-year professional and two-year traditional thesis-oriented M.A. programs combine advertising and public relations and typically enroll 15-20 students.

The department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. The college has 3,225 undergraduates, 100 full-time faculty members, and 404 graduate students, including 48 in the college’s Ph.D. program. Facilities include The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, the Institute for Communication and Information Research, and the College’s new 50,000 square foot Digital Media Center, which is home to the Center for Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving a top-50 television market. The university, college, and departments are fully accredited.

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, which has a metropolitan population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning’s drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta.

A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should be at the professor or senior associate professor rank, and should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a senior-level appointment at a major research institution. Candidates should have a distinguished record of research, college-level administrative experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and professional experience. The search is open with respect to subfield specialization. The successful candidate would be appointed to the permanent faculty and would serve as chair for an initial term of five years. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The new chair will begin service in Fall 2018. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. William Gonzenbach at gonzenach@apr.ua.edu.

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