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Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Tenure-Track, Concentration in Advertising

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, brief description of research agenda, samples of published research and/or professional work, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability (including sample syllabi and copies of official teaching evaluations), and two academic and two professional/industry letters of recommendation. Optional documents may include a creative/industry portfolio (if applicable) and industry awards (if applicable). Additional materials may be requested later in the process.

Questions can be addressed to advertisingsearch@usfca.edu.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20th, 2017.
Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:

Marilyn DeLaure, Ph.D., Advertising Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street Kalmanovitz Hall
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017-0274Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Tenure-Track, Concentration in Advertising
Job Location Main Campus - Hilltop
Department Communication Studies
Job Type Full-Time
Union Type USFFA
Travel No Travel
Work Environment Classroom/Office
Job Summary

The Advertising Program in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2018.

The Program: The interdisciplinary Advertising major and minor, housed in the Department of Communication Studies, was launched in 2009 and has grown rapidly over the years. In Fall 2017 we are excited to launch a much-anticipated revised curriculum. The mission of the updated curriculum is to stand out amongst our peers as an Advertising program that instills a strong sense of social justice and responsibility in our students while equipping them with the academic theory, industry tools and practical experience necessary to build rewarding futures. In addition to mandatory foundation classes, the revised program offers students the choice of concentrations and capstone projects. In terms of concentrations, students can select from the general, research or creative concentrations; for a capstone project, students pursue either an internship or a campaign project option.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate’s teaching responsibilities may include introductory theory-based courses (e.g., Advertising and Persuasion, Rhetoric and Consumer Culture, Fundamentals of Creative Strategy, Fundamentals of Creative Development), skills-based courses (e.g., Copywriting, Art Direction, Advertising Research Methods, Innovation in Advertising, or Media Buying and Planning), and/or a capstone course.

The standard tenure-track teaching load at USF consists of two 4-unit courses per semester, plus one additional 4-unit course over two years (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition to teaching courses in her or his areas of specialization, the successful candidate will serve as a faculty advisor to students in the Advertising major and minor and perform other service in support of the Advertising Program in the Communication Studies Department, College, and University, as well as maintain an active research program that engages students when possible.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requirements

ABD candidates with industry experience will be considered, but a doctorate in Advertising, Marketing, Design, Communication or another Advertising/Education-related field must be earned by August 2018. Other qualifications include university teaching experience, evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, evidence of a strong and ongoing scholarly research program, experience and willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment, an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University, and a dedication to service. Preference will be given to those applicants who, in addition to these qualifications, have professional experience in advertising.

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, brief description of research agenda, samples of published research and/or professional work, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching ability (including sample syllabi and copies of official teaching evaluations), and two academic and two professional/industry letters of recommendation. Optional documents may include a creative/industry portfolio (if applicable) and industry awards (if applicable). Additional materials may be requested later in the process.

Questions can be addressed to advertisingsearch@usfca.edu.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20th, 2017.

Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:

Marilyn DeLaure, Ph.D., Advertising Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street Kalmanovitz Hall
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Job Open Date 08/18/2017
Job Close Date
Posted until Filled No
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Optional Documents