Professor of Strategic Communication

Job description

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design (APRD) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for an open rank position (full, associate, or assistant professor level) in the area of strategic communication to begin August 2018.

The successful candidate would be a proven leader exhibiting a track record of commitment to multicultural issues and historically underrepresented communities in higher education through areas of research, teaching, leadership and/or service. The individual will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the department's efforts to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity through departmental leadership roles, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and research. The individual is expected to teach two courses per semester, and to continue or establish a research agenda focused on issues related to strategic communication and diversity, including (but not limited to) the effects of strategic communication messages on marginalized populations; the representation of marginalized populations in strategic communication; inequalities in strategic communication messages; inequalities in strategic communication industries; and/or the empowerment of marginalized groups through strategic communication.

APRD is a fast-growing department focused on innovation, interdisciplinary research, and creativity housed in the College of Media Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our department has built on our nationally respected creative advertising program to include a new emphasis in public relations and media design. Our team of full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty bring a unique mix of academic expertise and industry experience to our department.

About Boulder and the University

Boulder often appears on lists of the best college towns and best places to live in the nation. Recreational activities like hiking and mountain biking abound, thanks to Boulder's location at the base of the Flatirons, its miles of trails through the Open Space and Mountain Park system, and its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. Outdoor activities continue year round with access to some of the world's best ski resorts. Getting around Boulder is easy, thanks to a well-connected public transportation system that is free for faculty, low traffic, and plenty of bike and pedestrian paths. A lively downtown offers up a five-block pedestrian mall lined with shops and eateries, and Denver, a major media market with a nationally acclaimed food scene, year-round art and culture festivals, and a major international airport, located just 30 miles away, offers easy access to the best of city life.

The College of Media Communication and Information, established in 2015, is the first new college on the CU-Boulder campus in 53 years. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. The University of Colorado Boulder offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off.


Preferred candidates would hold a Ph.D. and tenure at the full or associate rank at a peer institution and demonstrate a track record of leadership within a department. For consideration at the tenure-track, assistant professor rank, candidates would hold a Ph.D. in advertising, mass communication, or a related field, and demonstrate a well-defined research agenda and evidence of scholarly publication and the ability to teach strategic communication courses.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jolene Fisher at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a list of four academic references. Application materials are accepted electronically to the CU Careers website.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11053 - Advertising, PR & Media Design

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 10, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00739192





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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