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Instructor in Advertising and Design

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Oct 31, 2023

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Instructor in Advertising and Design

Job no: 531879

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Business Administration/Management, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Journalism/Communication, English, Instruction

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

Review of Applications Begins

August 21, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please submit the following along with your online application:
  • A letter of interest, outlining how your skills, experiences, and any non-traditional/transferable skills meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • A current resume
  • Portfolio (link to online portfolio is acceptable)
  • Two professional pieces

    Department Summary

    The only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the School of Journalism and Communication offers majors in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations: Honors Program; science communication and media studies minors; and supports UO's interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia and Native American Studies minors. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional master's degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism, and Strategic Communication. The school supports an innovative undergraduate curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities both in Eugene and Portland. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in media studies and professional master's degrees in journalism, multimedia journalism, and strategic communication. As a community of media and communication scholars, journalists, strategic communicators, and content producers, we believe in the importance of diverse representation, inclusion, and anti-oppression as vital components of education and communication. With more than 2,200 students, SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO. The SOJC aims to foster responsible citizens, scholars, and professionals who understand the value, richness, and strength of a diverse community.

    Position Summary

    As an instructor in advertising and design, you will lead workshops on contemporary issues such as typography, user experience, and evolving advertising channels. You will play a vital part of our team dedicated to mentoring students and supporting their development to produce work for national and international competitions, as well as preparing them for creative internships and creative careers. The ideal candidate will understand design as a vibrant communication platform as it relates to brand promotion, advertising, and strategic communication.

    The person hired for this career, non-tenure track instructor position, will teach 2-3 courses per term (up to 8 courses per school year). Courses taught might include introduction to design principles, social media messaging design, art direction, and visual identity for brands. We seek an energetic candidate with professional experience in the field, who will inspire students about portfolio development and career readiness in the visual field and who shares our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in design, advertising, journalism, communications, graphic design, or related visual communication field. Significant professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
  • Three years of professional experience in design and/or production.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting, creating and delivering training programs, or other related experience in instruction.

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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