Assistant Professor in Journalism

Assistant Professor in Journalism (Advertising)


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication is seeking a full-time (academic year), tenure-track faculty member who will have a 100 percent appointment in the Communication Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to teach courses including, but not limited to, introduction to media planning and buying, copywriting, and advertising campaigns. Other course areas may include foundations of advertising, advertising and PR research literacy, ad copywriting and layout, media ethics, and other areas of candidate specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate the ability to teach cross cultural communication.
The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in the department's undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and have opportunities to contribute to curricular revision to reflect the latest trends in the field, and to propose and teach advertising courses in areas of the candidate's particular expertise. Excellence in teaching; commitment to an advertising research agenda; and a willingness to participate in academic advising and other university service are expected. The department embraces a diversity of research methodologies.
PhD in Advertising or Strategic Communication (ABD will be considered with expectation of completion by 8/23/2017). 
Demonstrate ability to develop and teach advertising courses. 
Demonstrate potential to pursue a rigorous program of research. 
Contribute service to the department, the college, the university, and the community.

Previous teaching experience.  
Professional experience in the area of advertising.  
Willingness to provide practitioner guidance to the campus newspaper's advertising staff.  Ability to teach Cross Cultural Communication and/or sports communication/sports journalism.
The Department of Communication is the largest department in the College of Arts and Communication and one of the largest at the University. The department serves more than 600 students who major in one of our seven emphases: Advertising, Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Corporate and Health Communication, Electronic Media, International Journalism, Media Arts and Game Development, and Public Relations. The department's graduate program serves as a diverse population of recent undergraduates and returning professionals.

The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System's commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, education, and ethnic backgrounds.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at:
UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statues 19.36 (7)(a).

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Applications received by FEBRUARY 27, 2017 are ensured full consideration.  Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee.  Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.  Incomplete application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Human Resources at 262-472-1024 or

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Julie Ridgeman
Academic Department Associate
Only complete application packages will be considered.  Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
-Cover letter, Vita, 3 letters of reference; Undergrad & Graduate Transcripts

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The job ID is: 12379.

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