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Assistant Professors - Department of Advertising

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023

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Assistant Professors - Department of Advertising

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applicants for two full-time (100% FTE) tenure-track assistant professor positions in Advertising. The expected start date is August 2024. Successful applicants should demonstrate a promising record of scholarship and an eagerness to contribute to the department’s teaching, service, public engagement and diversity missions. Possible target areas of research include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Advertising, public relations, branding, or digital communication
  • User experience (UX), Virtual Reality (VR), or Augmented Reality (AR) and advertising
  • Media psychology
  • Global advertising
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and advertising
  • Qualitative research methods, historical approaches to advertising
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), computational advertising, machine learning, Big data and advertising

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2024 in a relevant field (advertising, communication, mass communication, marketing, psychology, information or computer sciences, etc.). Teaching responsibilities will include courses in our existing undergraduate and graduate curricula, with the potential to develop new electives in areas related to advertising or public relations. An interest in public engagement is a plus. An ability to advance the department’s commitment to DEI through research, teaching, and engagement is desired.

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is the first university department focusing on advertising education in the country and a global leader in advertising research. Consistent with Sandage’s vision of advertising, the Department strives to shape the future of advertising by placing more emphasis on the why than on the how of advertising activities in broader social contexts. Faculty of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising are highly interdisciplinary. We publish books and articles in flagship journals in a variety of fields such as advertising, history, public relations, communication, psychology, media, marketing, and information and computer sciences. We conduct theory-driven research with implications for the advertising and media landscape. The department is housed within the College of Media. We are committed to strengthening, embracing, and celebrating the rich tapestry of diversity and inclusiveness at Illinois.

Job Summary

This is a tenure-track position where the purpose of the job is to teach undergraduate and graduate students (40%), conduct scholarly research (40%) and engage in service to the department, university, and field (20%).

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2024 in a relevant field (advertising, communication, mass communication, marketing, psychology, information or computer sciences, etc.).

Appointment Information

This is a 9-month full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting to create a candidate profile. For full consideration, applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three professional letters of recommendation. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2023 by 6:00 pm (CST). Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, including requests for confidentiality of the application, please contact Dinah Stillwell, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1019025
Job Category: Faculty
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