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Renewable Term Instructor of Advertising

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Norman, Oklahoma
Commensurate based on experience
Posted Date
Jan 2, 2023

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Position Description

The Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma seeks outstanding applicants to apply for a renewable term instructor position to join our nationally recognized Advertising program. The appointment will begin in August 2023.

We are looking for an energetic colleague with strong professional networks and experience in strategic communication to help teach courses centered on a range of advertising skills. The successful candidate should have an outstanding advertising track record and some teaching experience at the university level would be helpful. This person will participate in ongoing course development and teach a 4/4 load of advertising courses that may include audio/video content creation, digital behaviors, digital communications, UX/UI design, project management and web design. This is a non-tenure-track position. 

This person will teach four courses per semester (Fall and Spring), with potential options for summer teaching. This position will help prepare students in both skills and conceptual learning and take an active part in the growth of the College through superior teaching, engaged mentoring, innovative course development, and strong professional engagement through consulting, presentations, and involvement in nationally recognized professional organizations like the American Advertising Federation (AAF), AAAA’s (4A’s), and the American Marketing Association (AMA). 

In addition to teaching, this new colleague will serve as a faculty advisor/sponsor to OU’s AAF National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team.

Advertising partners with the Public Relations program within the College to prepare students for careers in all areas of strategic communication and beyond. The candidate will join a highly engaged and well-respected Advertising faculty who are award-winning practitioners, researchers, and instructors.

The Gaylord College was founded in 2000, after a generous gift from the family of Edward L. Gaylord, owner of the Oklahoma Publishing Company. With state-of-the-art facilities in Gaylord Hall, is one of the leading centers of media teaching and scholarship in the United States.  The College has a state-of-the-art Gaylord Hall completed in 2004 and expanded in 2009. A 4,500-square-foot strategic communication area includes Lindsey + Asp.   We house a notable client-based student agency, Lindsey + Asp, that offers opportunities to Advertising and Public Relations students, primarily, to create professional-level work for businesses and organizations. Gaylord is also home to an active Ad Club (American Advertising Federation) chapter. Gaylord College offers the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in journalism, advertising, public relations, creative media production, and professional writing, as well as a master’s (MPW) degree in professional writing, and an online MA program in Strategic Communication and Digital Strategy.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 32,000 students and has more than 2,800 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.
The University of Oklahoma is home to a 277-acre Research Campus in Norman that was named the No 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.  Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.



A minimum of 7-10 years of full-time, progressive experience in Advertising/Strategic Communication [e.g., in a strategic communications agency, corporate, government, non-profit and/or any combination] 


National professional engagement with a leading organization in advertising, (i.e., AAF, AAAA, AMA) is strongly desired. A bachelor's degree, master’s degree, MFA, or Ph.D. and college-level teaching experience is preferred but not required. 

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 17th, 2023, and until the position is filled. Applicants should provide 1) a letter describing their qualifications and their vision and plans for this position, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, a teaching philosophy statement that includes interest and ability to teach a diverse body of students, and online links to creative work and/or portfolio.

For specific questions about the position and application process, please contact search committee chair Armand McCoy at

Please submit applications to:

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