Organization: H0084 Communication

Salary: Commensurate with experience

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Description:

The Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time instructional assistant professor position to teach courses in strategic communication beginning in Fall of 2023. The successful candidate would be expected to teach four undergraduate courses per semester in strategic communication with a potential focus on advertising for today’s diverse and multicultural audiences.

The position requires a terminal degree in communication or related discipline with extensive professional experience in communication, advertising, public relations, or related field. The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of high-quality teaching and/or professional experience. Particularly, the candidate must have practical expertise in developing advertising campaigns that consider a wide variety of diverse audiences. The ideal candidates will have 5-10 years’ experience in the professional advertising field.

The faculty member will develop and teach from a pool of courses that includes copywriting, media planning, account planning, and advertising campaign courses, among other department offerings. The faculty will also advise American Advertising Federation (AAF-UH) club as well as be willing to supervise the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team. The Valenti Advertising team has a strong tradition of wining culture, so it needs a deep commitment by faculty.

Approximately half of our 1,800 undergraduate majors specialize in strategic communication, and it is the largest concentration at the graduate level. In addition to our state-of-the-art media production and communication technology facilities, Valenti has 17 tenure-line and 7 instructional faculty, and faculty enjoy a steady stream of internal and external grants. The Valenti School and the University of Houston take pride in having one of the most diverse student bodies in higher education. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, professional work, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We are interested in bringing in a diverse pool of candidates including those groups previously underrepresented in the field of advertising, and/or candidates who are committed to teaching issues and solutions around multiculturalism in advertising.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls more than 60,000 students. As the fourth largest city in the U.S., a top ten media market, and the most ethnically diverse city in the country, Houston is a vibrant, affordable city to live and work. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work, and U.S. News & World Report listed UH as the one of the most racially/ethnically diverse university in the nation.

Applications must include a letter of interest with stated qualifications for the position, a summary of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching and curriculum vitae. We will review applications beginning October 1, 2022. For more information or questions, please contact, co-chairs of the search committee, Ors. Hojoon Choi and Wenlin Liu, at HCHOl10@uh.edu and WLIU30@Central.UH.EDU, respectively.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

The position requires a terminal degree in communication with extensive professional experience in communication, advertising, public relations, or related field. The candidate will need to have demonstrated a substantive record of high-quality teaching and/or professional experience. Particularly, the candidate must have practical expertise in developing advertising campaigns that consider a wide variety of diverse audiences. The ideal candidates will have 5-10 years’ experience in the professional advertising field.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Evidence of Effective Teaching

Employee Status: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting: Sep 14, 2022, 3:41:20 PM

Please include your resume or CV, and all other required documents indicated in the posting. Only applications with all required documents will be considered. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and require a criminal history check.

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The University of Houston 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, gender identity or gender expression.