The School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position focused on advertising research and scholarship. This is a probationary (tenure-track) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor leading to the possible conferral of indefinite tenure. This is a 100%-time position over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May) beginning fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).
Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a vigorous program of high-quality empirical research and publication in top-tier journals with potential for external funding; show promise of excellence in graduate-level teaching and advising (both M.A. and Ph.D.); demonstrate the capacity and commitment to develop and teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses such as digital advertising strategy and data analytics, account planning, principles of strategic communication, strategic communication research, strategic communication campaigns, case studies, management. Successful candidates will also demonstrate capacity and commitment to contribute successfully to institutional and professional service.
Salary is competitive and will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience, consistent with school, college, and university policy. This position is eligible for the University of Minnesota’s standard benefits package available to benefits-eligible faculty and academic staff. This position is eligible for faculty travel funding provided by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, for purposes of engaging in scholarly research and/or attending professional or scholarly conferences.
Successful candidates will demonstrate promise of developing a program of high-quality empirical research in advertising; teaching excellence both at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and a capacity for, and commitment to, establishing linkages with the profession and related academic departments. Ongoing outreach to regional, national or international professional communities is expected.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Advertising, or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Advanced ABD’s may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor with the stipulation that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of the appointment. Meaningful professional experience in advertising or a closely related field is highly desirable.
Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, the relevance of their research to the department’s academic priorities and the field of inquiry, the quality of that research, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, interest in establishing relationships with the professional community, and strength of recommendations.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.