Advertising/Public Relations Assistant Professor

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Feb 03, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0811200

Position Summary: The ideal candidate will have expertise in conducting market research and using media and audience analytics, and the ability to teach classes in those areas. Preferred candidates will have experience using Google AdWords and Analytics, R and Python. Preferred candidates will also have experience in real-time advertising, social media analytics and syndicated media research. The ideal candidate would have an understanding of integrating descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to make strategic decisions.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at The University of Alabama is seeking an outstanding individual to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in our nationally-recognized department. The ideal candidate will have expertise in conducting market research and using media and audience analytics, and the ability to teach classes in those areas. Preferred candidates will have experience using Google AdWords and Analytics, R and Python. Preferred candidates will also have experience in real-time advertising, social media analytics and syndicated media research. The ideal candidate would have an understanding of integrating descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to make strategic decisions. Applicants must demonstrate strong potential to establish and maintain a scholarly research program. Because our departmental mission is to "shape the future of global public relations and advertising," we welcome diverse research perspectives and leadership-focused thinking. Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to establish an international reputation as a communication scholar. This faculty member would also contribute to a growing initiative to increase the department's external funding to support research efforts. Once hired, this faculty member will be expected to teach research and analytics classes in the department's undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as well as the college-wide doctoral program. This faculty member will also have opportunities to teach other classes in advertising or public relations, depending on their area of expertise. UA is a student-centered research university. Thus, it is preferred that candidates have prior teaching experience and are able to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must also display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly-collaborative faculty team. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in mass communication or related discipline prior to the start date. Salary is open and based on qualifications. The position is on the Tuscaloosa, AL, campus. Upload application, resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the review process begins February 1, 2018. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Dr. Kenon A. Brown (brown@apr.ua.edu), Search Committee Chair, University of Alabama, Box 870172, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172.

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