Assistant/Associate Professor

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Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
Department:23020100 - CJC-ADVERSTISING-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Description:


The Opportunity: The Advertising Department in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) invites applications for two nine-month Assistant/Associate tenure track faculty positions positions to begin Fall of 2023: one assistant professor and one assistant or associate professor. The Department is interested in candidates with a record of high-quality advertising publications and interest in and potential for obtaining grants. Special consideration will be given to applicants with teaching and/or research in one or more of the following: advertising campaigns, multicultural advertising, principles of advertising, branding, social media, influencers or immersive media.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester and contribute to the development of new undergraduate and graduate courses for the curriculum. The candidate is expected to supervise graduate students in research activities and participate in normal service activities of the department, college and university. Finally, the candidate should conduct high-quality scholarly research.

About The University of Florida: Join the faculty at one of U.S. News and World Report’s top 5 U.S. public universities during an exciting time for growth and opportunity. UF is in the midst of a multi-year pre-eminence initiative that has created more than 500 new faculty positions and generated a $70 million partnership with NVIDIA to create the nation’s top research lab in artificial intelligence. In 2022, UF faculty generated more than $1 billion in research expenditures.

The University of Florida is the state’s sole member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities UF has a student body of more than 55,000 who come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The university and the greater Gainesville community enjoys a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities and social opportunities.

About UF’s College of Journalism and Communications: The College of Journalism and Communications is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to pre-eminence, we are adding new positions. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the top public research universities in the United States.

Accredited by ACEJMC, the college has earned its reputation for excellence over the last half century on the strength of its programs, faculty, students, and alumni; the stories they tell; and the difference they make around the world. Our 70 full-time faculty members and 175 part-time instructors serve in four academic departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations and Media Production, Management and Technology. We enroll about 2,500 undergraduates both in-person and on-line. More than 800 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees.

The Department of Advertising’s curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for problem-solving, strategic thinking and persuasion skills needed for the development and production of audience-centered marketplace communications. The department has more than 600 majors served by 18 full-time faculty.

About The City of Gainesville: Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. For additional information on Gainesville, FL and population demographics, follow this link: to explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Our Commitment to Diversity: The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student community. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of the State of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

The CJC also is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce a significant societal impact on a local, state and global scale.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be on track to have one by Summer 2023 in communication, advertising, marketing or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications:

A background teaching advertising classes at the undergraduate or graduate level and some professional experience is desirable. Candidates should have the potential to build a nationally- or internationally-recognized reputation with their scholarship. Candidates applying for position of associate professor must demonstrate a record of original scholarly research, teaching, and service commensurate with the appointment to the associate professor level.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedure: These positions will be open until a successful applicant pool is established. To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

  1. Letter of interest that includes how the candidate meets criteria for the position and a statement on a commitment to diversity in teaching and mentoring
  2. C.V.
  3. Names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three academic references
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The Search Committee may request additional materials as needed. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The salary is competitive and commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kasey Windels, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at   

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  

Review of applications begins October 15, 2022 and continues until the positions are filled.

Health Assessment Required: No


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