Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Cultural Diversity and Brand Responsibility

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Cultural Diversity and Brand Responsibility

Job no: 527569
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication, Instruction

Department: School of Journalism and Communication
Rank: Open Rank
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
February 1, 2022; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. We also welcome nominations. Employment begins September 16, 2022. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit:
  • a letter of interest (cover letter);
  • an academic CV;
  • contact information for three academic references
  • diversity statement (see below)

    As part of the application process, applicants seeking faculty positions at the University of Oregon are asked to submit a statement about their past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in their professional careers.

    In evaluating Statements of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and inclusion, search committees often consider the applicants':
  • Awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented students and faculty.
  • Track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented students and faculty.
  • Vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO's mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus.

    We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

    For inquiries about the application process, please contact SOJC Operations at 541-346-3561 or e-mail: Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chairs: Deb Morrison or Troy Elias If you would like to submit a nomination or recommendation of a potential candidate, please reach out to the search chairs via email.

    Position Announcement
    The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Cultural Diversity & Brand Responsibility. The ideal candidate will possess theoretically grounded expertise in branding and brand purpose, especially through the lens of diversity and environmental equality. We see an exciting future-forward discourse growing for scholarship and professional development in this collision of important themes: diversity (e.g., topics related to race/ethnicity, gender, class, LGBTQ+, disabilities, national origin, political activism, rural communities, or other differences) and brand responsibility as it pertains to active corporate activism around social justice, climate issues, and environmental equality. Further, we envision this candidate bringing a dedication to creative action, change agentry, and corporate innovation to this role.

    If the candidate is of the full or advanced associate professor rank, there exists an opportunity to hold the Carolyn Silva Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising endowed professorship. This position carries discretionary and travel funding, as well as visibility for programmatic and industry opportunities. Carolyn Silva Chambers played an integral role in developing a robust regional and national media profile, starting in Eugene in the 1960s. The Chambers family remains a strong exemplar of creativity and leadership for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

    Applicants must have a PhD. in communication, psychology, public policy, or related field in hand by time of appointment. Professional competencies include a demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence, and a record of scholarly accomplishment that includes publication of peer-reviewed articles and publication in academic journals in communication, psychology, and/or related fields.

    The University of Oregon seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. The School of Journalism and Communication is deeply committed to building an inclusive community, and particularly invites and welcomes applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented or underserved in the academy. We encourage applications from candidates who, through their research, teaching, service, and community engagement demonstrably promote and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment for our students, staff, and faculty

    Department or Program Summary
    The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer a minor in science communication, four undergraduate concentrations (in Advertising, Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations), four professional and academic master's programs, and a doctoral program in Communication and Media Studies.

    Minimum Requirements
    For the rank of assistant professor:
  • A Ph.D. or other terminal degree in advertising, journalism, communication, psychology, public policy, or related field in hand at the time of appointment

    In addition to the requirements for the assistant professor rank, the rank of associate professor typically requires:
  • Six years of post-degree experience

    In addition to the requirements for the assistant professor rank, the rank of professor typically requires:
  • Twelve years post-degree experience

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence
  • Record of scholarly accomplishment that includes published peer-review articles and publication in academic journals in communication, psychology and/or related fields.

    About the University
    The University of Oregon enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising GPAs and test scores for incoming students. We are working diligently to ensure our faculty has the cultural competency to meet our students' needs. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

    About the City of Eugene, OR: Located a two-hour drive from Oregon's most populous city, Portland, Eugene is home to a unique and engaging cultural atmosphere within a beautiful natural environment. The University of Oregon is the state's premier public university and is located within walking distance of downtown Eugene. Oregon State University and other universities are also located nearby. Eugene has a diverse arts and culture scene with an active, outdoorsy vibe. It is a bike-friendly city with countless hiking, climbing, rafting/kayaking, and swimming opportunities within city limits or in close biking/driving distance. The climate is moderate year-round, and in some neighborhoods, deer and wild turkeys are frequently part of the scenery. Eugene is close to the beautiful Oregon coast, with its breath-taking vistas and lookouts, and to the Cascades mountains for all types of winter fun. The University boasts two world-class museums, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Eugene has a wide variety of arts and entertainment venues to chose from. Eugene has a thriving restaurant and brewery scene, with numerous restaurants, food trucks, bars, and breweries. The city attracts all kinds of people, is family-friendly, calm, and easy to navigate. For more information about Eugene, visit and to read more about the region, visit

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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