Ball State University

Department of Journalism
Assistant/Associate Professor of Journalism

The Department of Journalism invites applications for the full-time tenure track position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the advertising major.  Desired start date August 17, 2018.  Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the advertising major including account management, media planning and creative advertising, conducting scholarly research and service to the university.

The ACEJMC accredited Department of Journalism at Ball State University offers undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations, journalism graphics, photojournalism, magazine media, news, and journalism education, as well as graduate programs in journalism, public relations, and emerging media design and development. The department’s innovative curricular approach to advertising and public relations education combined with exceptional co-curricular opportunities and facilities promise to graduate real-world ready professionals for the communication careers of the future. The $1 million Holden Strategic Communication Center (HSCC) and Advertising Sales and Creative Suite (ASCS) are the state-of-the-art home to departmentally supported advertising and public relations agencies. The agencies work in cooperation with Ball State University’s independent student media including the Daily News (print and online newspaper), Ball Bearings (print and online magazine), NewsLink Indiana (television newscast), and Btye (online magazine), and student media content aggregation site,, which are housed in the $4 million Unified Media Lab.

Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. in advertising, journalism, mass communications or related field from an accredited college or university by June 1, 2018.   Demonstrated evidence of research potential, evidence of peer reviewed conference papers, presentations, proceedings and/or journal articles. Working knowledge of account management and planning, media planning and/or creative advertising.  Ability to advise student chapter of AAF.

Preferred qualifications: Ability to build theory and teaching through research involving data analytics in advertising and strategic communication (broadly defined).  Two or more years teaching experience and substantial advertising industry experience.  Expertise and/or scholarly interest in topics related to diversity is valued.

Apply online at:    Include the following documents with your application:  Cover letter addressed to Dr. Hyuksoo Kim and curriculum vitae.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 20, 2018.  It is recommended to upload a copy of an original, official transcript as that is a required document prior to an in-person interview.  If the word unofficial appears on the transcript it is not acceptable for the application process. Please direct all inquiries for the position to Dr. Hyuksoo Kim at

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