Associate or Full Professor of Strategic Communication - 2 positions

Boulder, CO
Mar 03, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design (APRD) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two tenured (associate or full) positions in strategic communication to begin August 2018.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher specializing in one or more of the following areas: communication management, media planning, account planning/consumer research, media effects or communication strategy.

Candidates should be experienced in teaching both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Preference will be given to candidates with leadership and mentoring experience within a department or program and demonstrable ability to collaborate with faculty in other academic units.

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, CO 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.

CU Boulder is a research university with about 25,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains yet only 27 miles from Denver with its highly diverse population and lively media scene, Boulder is often named one of the most desirable places in America to live.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in advertising, mass communication, or a related field and demonstrate a distinguished record of research and scholarship. Successful candidates should be currently tenured at a similar rank at a peer institution OR meet the University of Colorado's criteria for hire with tenure at the associate or full professor level.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Glenn Griffin at

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: Nov 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Glenn Griffin

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00740701


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