The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for an individual with a distinguished professional reputation in the emerging discipline of digital marketing, advertising and social media. The successful applicant will be appointed as a full professor with tenure. The School of Media and Journalism and the Knight Foundation expect the successful candidate to design and execute leading-edge applied research projects that will build the professor's reputation as a top national and international authority in the vital areas of digital advertising and social media.
The position includes funding for applied research support and a variety of teaching, research, outreach and travel opportunities. The successful candidate will be expected to reach out to an international and professional community with solid ideas about the future of digital advertising.
DUTIES: The chair will be a leading expert in digital advertising, social media platforms and business strategies with a foundation in advertising theory and practice. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teach existing advertising courses including one dedicated to digital advertising and marketing. We are eager to offer students courses in data analytics and seek candidates with strength in this area. The chair will be a colleague of the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. This professor focuses on the implications of the digital revolution for news organizations, information needs of communities and the emergence of news deserts in the United States.
The chair is expected to fulfill the standard requirements for teaching, applied research and service expected of a full professor at UNC-CH.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have significant professional experience and strong evidence of the ability to conduct successful applied research as a full professor. Applicants must show an ability and desire to work within an academic setting and have significant ties and connections within the industry.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 149785
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.
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