Assistant Professor in Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communication
Job Description: The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Advertising. The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a global enrollment of over 58,000 students in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
UT Arlington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communication beginning Fall 2018 contingent on budgetary approval. Applicants with Ph.D.s are preferred; ABDs will be considered. Candidate should demonstrate a record of or potential for excellence in social scientific research, teaching, and service appropriate to the rank. Preferred research and teaching areas include digital and emerging media in integrated marketing communication, account planning, and strategic messaging and media. A secondary teaching field in public relations, communication law and ethics, and/or media sales would be valuable. The ability to contribute to the department’s M.A. in Communication is required
Please visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/communication/ to learn about our faculty and course offerings.
The Department of Communication is the largest unit within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 1,000 undergraduates and 20 master’s students. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 26 bachelor, 18 master, and 3 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s Studies program, the Center for Southwestern Studies, and the M.A. in Humanities.
The Department of Communication offers areas of undergraduate specialization in advertising, broadcasting, communication studies, communication technology, journalism, and public relations. The master’s program takes an integrated approach to communication with students exposed to communication studies and mass communication theories with relevant application across interpersonal, organizational, mass media, and technologically mediated settings. The Department of Communication supports a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches and encourages collaborative experiences which cross the spectrum of communication inquiry.
The UT Arlington main campus is central to a diverse city population of more than 350,000, and is served by two major international and regional airports. The 16-county region boasts top 10 newspaper, radio, and television markets as well as a top 10 Hispanic media market. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to two major-market daily newspapers, more than 60 radio and television outlets, and corporate headquarters such as Southwest and American Airlines, J.C. Penney, Frito-Lay, Dr Pepper and Bell-Textron. The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and public universities, health science centers, and community colleges. Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of on-going research, a sample of professional work [if applicable], and evidence of teaching effectiveness using the following website link: www.uta.edu/faculty-search .
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.