Communication and Journalism: Assistant Professor in Mass Communication with an emphasis in advertising or strategic communication

A probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the rank of Assistant Professor in Mass Communications with an emphasis in advertising or strategic communication beginning August 25, 2014.


  • Applicants will be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues in the mass communication emphases of advertising and public relations to further develop and deliver a theoretically grounded, contemporary curriculum emphasizing experiential learning and other high-impact practices.
  • Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of courses related to advertising and strategic communication.
  • The hired candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity; provide engaged academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, university, and discipline; and participate in committee work at the department, college, and university levels.


  • Doctorate in mass communication with an emphasis in advertising or strategic communication from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required.
  • ABD applicants must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2015.
  • The ability to teach courses in account management, advertising research and planning, advertising campaigns, and related areas is required, as is the ability to integrate multimedia perspectives throughout the curriculum.
  • Also required are strong communication skills and potential for excellent teaching in the department and high quality research and/or creative activity in the discipline.
  • Salary will be commensurate with teaching experience.
  • Additional assets include: professional experience in advertising or strategic communication, experience/interest in integrative learning and high-impact practices, the ability to enhance research or teaching in communication and diversity in the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities, and ability and interest in teaching other courses in the departmental curriculum.

About the Department
The Department of Communication and Journalism serves approximately 600 undergraduate majors and minors in journalism, communication studies, organizational communication, public relations, and advertising. Department faculty members emphasize the development, integration, and practical application of theories, knowledge, and skills and are committed to the principle that communication and journalism are crucial to a democratic society.

Application Procedure

Materials required in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Graduate school transcripts; unofficial are acceptable with initial application
  • Summary of student evaluations, if available
  • Names and contact information of three references

Application Procedure:
You must apply online at UW-Eau Claire Careers . Click the UW-Eau Claire Careers link for Communication and Journalism: Assistant Professor in Mass Communication with emphasis in advertising or strategic communication (Job ID # 9288). Instructions are available under the Apply Online FAQs link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click Here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions, contact:

Dr. Mary Hoffman, Department of Communication and Journalism Chair

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 9/27/13