Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8M600: Integrated Strategic Communication

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred, but applicants with a master’s degree and at least 10 years of significant professional experience related to ISC will be considered

Required Related Experience:

Evidence of superior classroom teaching and curriculum development

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Job Summary:

The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2021.

This position requires superior classroom teaching and curriculum development and typically carries a three-course per semester teaching load. Research and creative activities tied to the ISC profession are also considered for promotion and granting of tenure. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field is preferred, but applicants with a master’s degree and at least 10 years of significant professional experience related to ISC will be considered.

The successful candidate initially would teach creative strategies, tactics, techniques, and visual communication to undergraduate ISC-major students. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite programs is essential, and the ability to teach particular subjects, such as copywriting, art direction, design, digital storytelling, web design, content marketing, branding, digital publishing, also would be especially valued.

As part of regular duties, the new faculty member would serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate ISC students and would participate in the department’s governance and service. Graduate teaching opportunities may also be available for qualified applicants. ISC faculty are encouraged to propose and teach special-topics courses that take advantage of personal interests and experiences in the field.

About the Department:
Our growing ISC department, with 12 full-time faculty members and about 600 students, has been a leader in offering an integrated and strategic approach to advertising, sales promotion, public relations, direct response, and interactive or socially mediated communications.

About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University:
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty, and 13,940 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

About Lexington:
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit

Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence or administrative/professional experience (uploaded under Special Request 1), and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Application review will begin January 15th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Beth Barnes via email at: [email protected]

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Open Until 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.




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Posted: 10/30/2020
Application Due: 3/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time