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University of Arkansas

Assistant Professor of Advertising



Full Time

On Site


Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

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Job Type:Regular
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Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:JOUR | School of Journalism and Strategic Media

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Summary of Job Duties:The School of Journalism and Strategic Media in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Advertising position. The successful candidate must maintain a program of national refereed scholarship, be or demonstrate the potential to be an effective teacher who engages students in the classroom, have professional experience in advertising or a relevant field, and engage collegially in national, university and School service. The successful candidate has a 2/2 teaching load. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank.

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and media discourse. The School is nationally accredited by the ACEJMC or the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Our faculty members are accomplished professionals in their fields who are actively engaged in scholarship. For more information visit [Register to View] />Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Advertising, Journalism, Mass Communications, or a discipline relevant to the position

  • Demonstration of and a commitment to maintaining a program of national refereed scholarship or evidence of future potential for maintaining a program of national refereed scholarship in advertising or a field relevant to the position. This includes publishing in refereed national journals, making national refereed presentations, and participating in appropriate national research activities in advertising or a relevant field

  • The ability to teach Advertising Principles and Campaigns incorporating traditional and digital platforms, and other advertising courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching should include both the theoretical understanding of advertising as well as practical experience and skills in advertising courses at the undergraduate and graduate level across multiple digital and traditional advertising platforms

  • Experience in–or the potential for–building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service

  • At least one year of professional, research or digital experience in advertising or a relevant field

  • The ability to mentor undergraduate, honors, and graduate students, including serving on or directing thesis committees and senior papers as well as other related duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous university teaching experience in advertising or a relevant field

  • Two or more years of professional, research or digital experience in advertising or a relevant field

  • The ability to be an active, involved, and collegial member of a collaborative faculty team, the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Arkansas, and relevant national service organizations

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, Diversity Statement, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Other (see special instructions for details), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 [Register to View]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View]

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A
Frequent Physical Activity:N/A
Occasional Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking
Benefits Eligible:Yes