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Instructor of Advertising, Public Relations or Media Design (3-year Renewable)

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 27, 2023

Job Summary

The College of Media, Communications and Information invites applications for two full-time faculty instructor positions within the Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Design. Successful applicants will teach three courses per semester and support the ongoing development of our Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication curriculum. These positions also require a service obligation to the department and/or college that successful candidates will determine in consultation with the department chair of APRD. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain relationships with the advertising and public relations industries and generate opportunities for students to meet professionals. They may also help the department develop and oversee student participation in advertising and public relations awards and our student involvement in professional associations.

We are looking for visionary instructors who can help us to continue to build our national reputation for our Advertising Strategy, Creative/Media Design, and Public Relations tracks in Strategic Communication. Applicants should have demonstrated experience and expertise in at least one of these areas. Moreover, a willingness to advance our commitment to campus, college, and unit-level justice, diversity, and equity efforts is highly desirable. These are three-year positions, with the potential for renewal, with a start date of Fall 2024.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

APRD is one of seven academic units in College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI).

Established in 2015, CMCI is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What You Should Know

These are three-year positions, with the potential for renewal, with a start date of Fall 2024.

What We Can Offer
The salary range for this position is $70,000-$75,000 and includes CU Boulder's excellent benefits package.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Experience teaching at the university level, including proven evidence of teaching quality.
  • Experience developing communications strategies for nationally or internationally recognized organizations, corporations and/or brands.
  • Experience working with senior management.
  • Experience conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research.
  • A master’s degree in strategic communication, public relations, advertising or closely aligned field.
What You Will Need
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience with inclusive pedagogies and the mentoring of a diverse range of undergraduate students and openness to creative interchange with colleagues.
Special Instructions

For full consideration, please apply by October 10, 2023 . The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials online:
  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter that makes a case for why candidate is a good fit for the position
  3. During the application process, you will need to enter contact information (email address and phone) for three (3) references. We may request confidential letters of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy, uploaded in PDF format.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement, uploaded in PDF format.
  6. Evidence of Teaching Success, uploaded in PDF format. (Examples of evidence of teaching success might include teaching awards, unique teaching initiatives, peer reviews of teaching or teaching evaluations.)
Additional questions may be emailed to: Director of Faculty and search chair, Burton St. John at

Note : Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Burton St. John

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