Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Advertising

Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communications at the University of Southern Indiana announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in Public Relations and Advertising to teach courses in advertising and applied social media beginning August 2021.


The candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising, applied social media, and digital communications. Courses taught may include advertising copywriting, strategy, design, campaigns, as well as social media content, management, and analytics. When completing the application, applicants should include any professional experience in the advertising and/or public relations industry.


A PhD in advertising, public relations, or a similarly related communication field is required. Applicants with ABD status will be considered for the rank of Instructor until degree is completed.


The Assistant Professor will have the opportunity to foster partnerships with the other programs in the department and at the university, as well as other organizations, businesses, and community organizations. USI’s Department of Communications is a collegial, interdisciplinary department with a commitment towards teaching excellence and community engagement.


The University of Southern Indiana is in Evansville, Indiana’s third-largest city with an estimated metro population of 314,000. Located on the Ohio River, it is the commercial, medical and cultural hub of southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area, and is within driving distance to Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Evansville is home to numerous museums, the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, Tropicana Evansville casino, an emerging sports tourism industry and growing arts, culture and entertainment districts. Major employers can be found in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and retail.


The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation is the third-largest school district in Indiana, with more than 23,000 PreK-12 students across 40 schools. Evansville is also home to public charter Signature School, the #1 High School in Indiana and #3 charter school in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2019.


To apply, please follow the directions on our page to log in or set up an account. When completing the application, applicants will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position. Applications must attach: 1) letter of application explaining their interest in the position, as well as their teaching, research and service philosophies; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) sample of scholarly work; (4) unofficial transcripts and (5) complete contact information, including email addresses, of three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at a later stage. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Leigh Anne Howard, Chair of Communications.

Review of candidates will begin March 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional information about the Department of Communications can be found at


As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.