University of Texas At Austin

DIRECTOR & PROFESSOR, STAN RICHARDS SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
MOODY COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

The Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations within the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin seeks outstanding candidates for the position of School Director and tenured full Professor, holding the Isabella Cunningham Endowed Chair, named in honor of the former longtime department chair.

The Director will serve as the leader for advancing the School’s mission and vision while providing intellectual leadership for the School’s highly-regarded advertising and public relations programs. Engaging faculty, students, and alumni, the Director will ensure that the School remains distinctive in its distinctive mix of programs, distinguished for the excellence of its curriculum, and strengthened by its ongoing commitment to both theory and practice.

In 2016, the Stan Richards School was ranked #1 in the nation for Advertising by Campus Explorer, noting UT Austin’s dedicated advertising school, unlike other universities that place advertising under the umbrella of marketing and communication. Campus Explorer also recognized the size and resources of the program, adding that the School offers the only Ph.D.- level advertising program in the nation. The school’s 23 faculty members also support bachelor’s degree programs in both advertising and public relations as well as a master’s degree in advertising.

Sitting within the comprehensive Moody College of Communication, the Stan Richards School is one of five highly-regarded schools and departments, the others being Journalism, Radio- Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders. For more information about the College, visit https://moody.utexas.edu/.

Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in either advertising or public relations, as well as an outstanding reputation and academic achievements commensurate with appointment as a full Professor with tenure. The successful applicant is also expected to have demonstrated leadership abilities, administrative skills, and experience in fostering collaboration and building consensus amongst colleagues.

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The Moody College of Communication has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of the Director. Applicants are invited to email a PDF containing a brief letter describing their interest/qualifications and their curriculum vitae/resume to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Applications received by September 30, 2017 will receive full consideration. UT policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it strongly encourages applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.

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