University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Position Title: Lecturer / Associate Lecturer – Business Communication

Institution or Organization: Department of Management, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

Starting Date: August, 2015

Salary Range: Competitive

Job Description: The Department of Management, College of Business Administration, at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse invites candidates for a Lecturer/Associate Lecturer in Business Communications. The College is AACSB accredited and seeks a professionally or academically qualified candidate who will teach primarily Business Communication courses, which emphasize written and oral communication skills.

Candidates are expected to be committed to high quality teaching and learning, curriculum development, student advising, and service to the university and community.

Academic Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Business Communications, Organizational Communications, Communication Studies, English, or a related field, is required. ABDs considered. Additional academic qualifications in business (e.g., MBA) desirable, but not required. Relevant professional experience and prior experience teaching business writing, business communication, or other management courses will be viewed favorably. This is a 9 month academic position, with an opportunity for renewal each year. The position begins August, 2015.

The Management Department supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Experience Requirements: Preference will be given to those with relevant teaching and professional experience.

Application Process/Deadlines: Open Until Filled. First review of applications will occur on or shortly after 02-28-2015.

Contact Person: William Ross, Department Chair, at wross@uwlax.edu

Mailing Address:
Applications must be submitted electronically. Please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/postings/4566 to learn more and to apply.

Marquette University

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

Application website: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3877

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: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3877

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