Two Open Positions in Advertising: Assistant Professor and Assistant/Associate Professor
Join the faculty of U.S. News and World Report’s top 5 U.S. public university at an exciting time of growth and opportunity. The Department of Advertising in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications invites applications for two nine-month tenure track appointments to begin Fall of 2024: one assistant professor and one assistant or associate professor.
Position 1 (assistant rank):
The Department seeks applicants with promising teaching and research in advertising, especially in areas of health communication, sports communication, science communication, risk communication, climate communication, or related areas.
- Candidate requirements: successful applicants should have a doctorate in communication, persuasion, advertising, or a related field prior to the August 2024 start date; classroom experience with undergraduate courses; potential to teach, collaborate with, and mentor graduate students; potential to publish in relevant journals; potential for an international or national scholarly reputation; and potential to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on grants.
- Additional preferences: The department is also especially interested in candidates who have evidence of teaching effectiveness; evidence of a promising research agenda; professional experience; evidence of service; evidence of leadership; and the ability to teach advertising strategy, media planning, digital insights, advertising campaigns, or creative-oriented courses.
Position 2 (assistant/associate rank):
The Department seeks applicants with exceptional teaching and research in advertising theory and practice or closely-related fields.
- Candidate requirements: successful applicants should have a doctorate in communication, persuasion, advertising, or a related field prior to the August 2024 start date; evidence of teaching effectiveness in undergraduate or graduate courses; potential to teach, collaborate with, and mentor graduate students; evidence of research publications in advertising, persuasion, or strategic communication; evidence of an international or national scholarly reputation; evidence of an active research agenda; and potential to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on grants.
- Additional preferences: The department is also especially interested in candidates who have professional experience; evidence of service; evidence of leadership; and the ability to teach advertising strategy, media planning, digital insights, advertising campaigns, or creative-oriented courses.
Successful candidates should conduct high-quality scholarly research. Both positions are expected to teach two courses per semester and contribute to the development of new undergraduate and graduate courses for the curriculum. The candidates are expected to supervise graduate students in research activities and participate in service activities of the department, college, and university.
About the Department of Advertising: Our 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 17 full-time faculty.
About the College of Journalism and Communications: We are recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. 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. Over 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 700 graduate students are earning master’s and doctoral degrees.
The College of Journalism and Communications offers multiple research and teaching environments, including the Atlas Lab for social media listening; the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology; the STEM Translational Communication Center; the Center for Public Interest Communications; the Media, Effects, and Technology Lab; the Institute for Public Relations; The Agency, a full service student-run advertising and public relations agency; the Innovation News Center; Division of Media Properties; and more. The College is highly involved in UF’s AI Initiative.
About the University of Florida: Our university ranked top 5 among public universities, top 28 overall, and number 1 in online undergraduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. UF continues to expand its faculty ranks and the impact of its research and curriculum. In 2022, UF faculty generated more than $1 billion in research expenditures.
The University of Florida is a 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 60,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.
The University of Florida is located in north central Florida, a region known for its abundant natural beauty. Gainesville is within a two-hour drive of Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.
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. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
These positions will be open until a successful applicant pool is established. To view application instructions and complete an online vita, visit https://jobs.ufl.edu/. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest that includes how the candidate meets criteria for one of the positions, (2) a CV, and (3) names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three academic references. The Search Committee may request additional materials as needed. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for these positions, 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 be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Benjamin Johnson, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http//www.naces.org/. The application packet will be submitted as one PDF file through the UF Jobs website at https://jobs.ufl.edu/. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
Review of applications begins October 9, 2023 and continues until the positions are filled.