Saint Louis University

Instructor or Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track position in advertising or integrated strategic communication. The position is at the instructor or assistant professor level in the Department of Communication, to begin in Fall 2018.

Duties include teaching both required courses and electives in advertising and integrated strategic communication such as Advertising Writing & Production, Principles & Practices of Strategic Communication, and the National Student Advertising Competition class. The individual in this position may supervise our internship program. Duties also include advising our student advertising club and participating in department service.

Requirements: Earned master’s degree by August 1, 2018, documented teaching experience and excellence, an ability to build networks within the professional community, and a record of professional experience.

Communication is a thriving department in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 170 undergraduate majors, 20 minors, 20 M.A. students, and 14 full-time faculty members. We have an undergraduate curriculum that stresses both the theoretical understanding and professional application of communication research within three different concentrations: advertising and public relations; communication studies; and journalism and media studies. We stress proficiency in production/technology across our curriculum. We also emphasize cultural competence and ethical reflection. Our master’s program includes courses in the areas of media studies, strategic communication, and communication studies. The department has a Communication Media Center, Studio Production Suite, and several computer labs to support student learning related to technology and production.

Saint Louis University serves approximately 13,000 students. The main campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The university’s benefits package includes a generous university retirement plan and a comprehensive tuition benefit for employees, spouses, and dependent children.

All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should include the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) a list with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references. Additionally, if you have teaching experience, please include a link to examples of student projects that have been produced under your supervision. For additional information, contact Dr. Matt Carlson, the search co-chair, at Matt.Carlson@slu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Saint Louis University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit University and an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer (AA/EOE), committed to excellence through diversity and equity. In support of this commitment, we strongly encourage and welcome applications from women, minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

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