Marquette University

Professional-in-Residence in Advertising/Strategic Communication
Diederich College of Communication

Application website:

Position begins: August, 2015

Position Overview: The ideal candidate should be passionate about advertising and digital technologies, be an agile, open-minded thinker who brings a few years of industry experience to the job. We are looking for someone with experience related to strategy, digital analytics and/or digital creative execution; and who is enthusiastic about sharing his/her knowledge and mentoring future professionals. This individual would share the wisdom and expertise to help students understand how brands and organizations are continually re-inventing themselves to be ever more socially connected. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate advertising classes across a range of topics. The position is a three-year term with one additional term possible pending review.

Duties and Responsibilities: The professional-in-residence has a 3/3 teaching load, teaching courses such as: Digital Analytics and Measurement, Emerging and Social Media, Advertising Campaign, Advertising Media and Planning, Advertising Research, Advertising Copywriting, and/or Advertising Principles. In addition to teaching, the professional-in-residence is expected to serve as advisor of the student-run Advertising Club, coordinate the College’s annual Insight Summit Series, advise undergraduate students, serve on college committees and be actively engaged with the professional community. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important. We welcome this individual to continue to work on his/her own professional projects while providing mentorship to our students.

Required Knowledge and Skills: A master’s degree is required. We are open to the discipline in which it was earned. Advertising, business administration and/or digital analytics, as well as related fields are acceptable. A master’s of Fine Arts, from a related creative field is also acceptable. Teaching excellence is vital, thus the ideal candidate must have a demonstrated ability to successfully engage various audiences or have effective teaching experience. The candidate should have up-to-date knowledge in digital advertising and social media and be active in his or her professional community. Finally, he or she should be familiar with social media management platforms as well as the Adobe Creative Suite.

The J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication includes departments of Strategic Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, and Performing and Media Arts. Marquette University is an urban Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to principles of excellence, leadership, faith, and service.

Applications must include:
1. A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching and research will contribute to the department;
2. A resume or curriculum vitae;
3. Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
4. Evidence of successful professional expertise;
5. Names and contact information for three references.

Application materials should be submitted to:

For more information, contact Dr. Gee Ekachai at, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Probationary tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 24, 2015 in Department of Communication and Journalism.

Requirements: Doctorate in mass or strategic communication or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution. ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2016. Academic preparation in advertising-specific approaches to strategic communication. The ability to teach courses in account management, research and planning, campaigns, and related areas, as is the ability to integrate multimedia and social media perspectives throughout the curriculum. Also required are strong communication skills and potential for excellent teaching in the department and high quality scholarly and/or creative activity in the discipline. Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.

Desired assets include one or more: professional experience in advertising or strategic communication, commitment to integrative learning and high-impact practices, ability to teach creative skills for strategic communication, ability to enhance research or teaching in communication and diversity in the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities, and ability and interest in teaching other courses in the departmental curriculum. We seek candidates who value liberal education and want to join us in developing/implementing innovative outcomes-based Liberal Education Core programs fall 2016.

Responsibilities: Applicants expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in mass/strategic communication emphases of advertising and public relations to further develop and deliver a theoretically grounded, contemporary curriculum emphasizing experiential learning and other high-impact practices. Applicants expected to teach a variety of courses related to advertising and strategic communication. Hired candidate expected to engage in scholarly activity; provide engaged academic advising to students as assigned; provide service to the department, university, and discipline; and participate in committee work at the department, college, and university levels.

The Department of Communication and Journalism serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors in journalism, communication studies, organizational communication, public relations, and advertising. Department faculty members emphasize development, integration, and practical application of theories, knowledge, and skills and are committed to the principle that communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of approximately 11,500 students and 800 faculty/administrative/professional staff. UW-Eau Claire university community members are dedicated to excellence, particularly in regard to faculty-student collaborate research.

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city. Eau Claire and surrounding countryside has many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports and other recreational activities. A city of approximately 65,000, Eau Claire is considered an affordable community with employment opportunities and outstanding schools. Eau Claire is located 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul, which offer additional cultural and recreational activities.

You must apply online at Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link Communication and Journalism Department Assistant Professor Mass/Strategic Communication. Instructions available under Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click Here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Be sure to include the following in PDF format:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Graduate school transcripts; unofficial are acceptable with initial application
• Summary of student evaluations, if available
• Names and contact information of three references

If you have application questions, contact: Dr. Mary Hoffman, Chair,, 715-836-4431.

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Screening may continue until the position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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