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College of Media: Assistant Professor in Advertising and Technology - Charles H. Sandage Department

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Assistant Professor in Advertising and Technology

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in advertising and technology to further strengthen our scholarship in digital media and help shape our newly launched computer science + advertising major. The position is expected to begin in August 2019.

We are conducting a broad search for scholars whose research lies at the intersection of computing and advertising. Areas of interest, include:

  • digital advertising, digital public relations, online branding, or digital communication
  • programmatic advertising and behavioral targeting
  • Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and location-based advertising
  • online consumer and audience behavior
  • privacy and ethics
  • User experience (UX), Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and advertising
  • innovative research methods and measurement tools
  • Artificial Intelligence and advertising


We encourage applicants whose research lies within our broad search area ("intersection of computing and advertising") to apply, even if their specific research question may be absent from this list.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in a relevant field (advertising, communication, marketing, psychology, and information or computer sciences, etc.). We expect successful candidates to be fluent in interdisciplinary discourse and methods relevant to the intersection of technology and advertising. They should be comfortable in working with researchers across disciplines on research and on grants relevant to this intersection. We expect successful candidates to shape the dialogue around technology and advertising with their scholarship.

Teaching duties will include core courses in our undergraduate and graduate curricula and development of courses and graduate seminars related to digital media, computer science + advertising major, and brand communication. An ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach is desired.

Named after the "Father of Advertising Education", the Charles H. Sandage Department is the earliest university department focusing on advertising education in the country and a global leader in advertising research. Consistent with Sandage's vision of advertising being a "fundamental economic and social institution," the Department strives to shape the future of advertising by placing more emphasis on the "why" than on the "how" of advertising activities in broader social contexts.

The faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising are highly interdisciplinary. They conduct theory-driven research not only on advertising but also on its social and behavioral impacts and publish in flagship journals in a variety of fields such as advertising, public relations, communication, psychology, marketing, and information and computer sciences.

Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2 pg. max), research statement (3 pg. max), and three letters of reference. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the positions have been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, including requests for confidentiality of the application, please contact Jane Dowler at [email protected] or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Media
Category: 1-Faculty
Title: College of Media: Assistant Professor in Advertising and Technology - Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising (102770)
Open Date: 09/07/2018
Organization Name: Advertising

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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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