of Advertising and Public Relations, Full Time - The University of Tennessee School of
Advertising and Public Relations
seeks to fill a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2022.
The School of Advertising and Public
The School of Advertising and Public Relations includes 13
full-time faculty members who engage in quantitative and
qualitative research with the goal of advancing public relations
and advertising theory and informing practice. The school offers
course work at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The
School includes approximately 425 undergraduate majors and 35 M.S.
and doctoral students. Visit the websites for the College and School for more information.
The College of Communication and
The College of Communication and Information (CCI) consists of four
schools: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, Information Sciences,
and Journalism and Electronic
Media. CCI has approximately 1,280 undergraduate majors (across
five undergraduate majors in advertising, public relations,
communication studies, information sciences, and journalism and
electronic media) and approximately 420 graduate students
(including a College-wide M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in communication
& information and an M.S. degree in information sciences). The
College’s Center for
Information and Communication Studies (CICS) provides a
wide array of support services for CCI faculty interested in
pursuing sponsored research. The Center involves dozens of
researchers across various disciplines and agencies to focus the
array of talent in CCI, the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, and other research institutions in the pursuit
and conduct of sponsored research. College-wide research facilities
include: the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, the Scripps
Convergence Lab, a User Experience Lab, and a Message Effects/Focus
The University of Tennessee and Knoxville
The University of
Tennessee is the state of Tennessee’s flagship university
and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution. As a
land-grant university and as Volunteers, serving the state and
nation are key to its mission. UT enrolls approximately 30,000
students at its Knoxville campus. Demographically, 24% of all
students identify as non-white, 24% identify as first-generation
students, and 29% are Pell-eligible. The University culture is
guided by adherence to core values that define the Volunteer spirit
and include: seeking knowledge, leading with innovation and
integrity, advancing diversity and inclusion, engaging locally and
globally, and embracing responsible stewardship of resources.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky
Mountains, Knoxville has a
metropolitan statistical area population of more than 850,000
people. This moderate-sized city has a vibrant nightlife that
includes numerous theaters and museums, traditional bluegrass
music, a symphony orchestra and an opera company, world-class
restaurants, many cultural festivals and a downtown market square.
Surrounded by 8 lakes and the Tennessee River, the Knoxville area
boasts wonderful year-round water activities, including boating,
fishing, and swimming that make for scenic and breathtaking views
of the area. Knoxville is also home to many leading corporations,
including Bush Brothers & Company, Discovery Inc.’s National
Operating Center, Regal Cinemas, TVA, Ruby Tuesday, Pilot Flying J,
and Alcoa. It also has a number of prominent advertising/public
relations firms and is the fifth largest video production center in
the United States.
We seek a colleague with expertise in advertising and a
contemporary understanding of the changing aspects of the field,
particularly with how to best connect with audiences across diverse
channels. Applicants who bring a forward-thinking emphasis on
digital platforms are especially encouraged to apply. The ability
to teach in one or more of the following areas is strongly desired:
creative strategy, design, media, and analytics. A Ph.D. at the
time of the appointment in communications with a concentration in
advertising, equivalent, or other relevant fields and evidence of
excellence in teaching and research commensurate with appointment
at a Carnegie classified Research 1 University are required.
Professional experience is preferred. ABDs will be considered.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to
receive externally funded research. Responsibilities include
maintaining an active program of research, teaching undergraduate
and graduate level courses, and performing service to the school,
college, university, and discipline. The salary for the position is
competitive and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita
or resume, and the names and contact information of at least three
references at http://apply.interfolio.com/91329.
Additionally, if you have classroom experience, please submit
teaching evaluations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions,
using the subject line: Assistant Professor Position.
Review of applications begins September 15, 2021, and continues
until the position is filled.