Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communications

Lexington, KY
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a tenure track assistant professor to teach introductory and advanced ISC courses. As part of regular duties, the faculty member would serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate ISC students and would participate in the department's governance and service. ISC faculty are encouraged to propose and teach special-topics courses that take advantage of personal interests and experiences in the field.

This position typically carries a 2/2 teaching load and participation in the graduate program through teaching, advising, and research is expected.

Our growing ISC department, with 13 faculty members and more than 600 students, has been a leader in offering an integrated and strategic approach to advertising, promotion, public relations, direct response, and interactive or socially mediated communications. It is housed in the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information, which offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in communication, integrated strategic communication, journalism, library science, information studies, information communication technology, and media arts. The College has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding and has been recognized for teaching excellence.

Salary for the positions will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications should include the following:

• Updated Curriculum Vitae
• Cover letter that highlights your teaching, research, and professional experience related to strategic communication
• A statement of your teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request 1)
• A statement explaining your research agenda and/or areas of creative interest, and evidence of teaching and research excellence related to the position posted (upload under Specific Request 2)

Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Alyssa Eckman, chair, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, 118 Grehan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, or via email at Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communications

Requisition Number

Working Title
Assistant Professor, ISC Management and Planning

Department Name
8M600: Integrated Strategic Communication

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

PhD or terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred, but an ABD will be considered

Required Related Experience

Ability to teach courses such as advertising account planning/management, consumer insights and research methods.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

The ability to teach social/mobile/digital strategy and analytics would be especially valued, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and publication credentials commensurate with departments at high research-intensive universities. A record of, or potential for, extramural funding is desirable.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents


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