Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Advertising in the College of Journalism and Communicati...

Gainesville, Fl
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Advertising in the College of Journalism and Communications (73487)

Gainesville, Fl
Open Date:
May 3, 2021

The Opportunity

The Department of Advertising at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time (nine- or twelve-month) one-year visiting lecturer appointment. This position is suited for an industry professional who is interested in academic teaching. Although teaching experience is not required, previous teaching experience at the university level is a plus. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach strategy and multicultural advertising as well as courses such as brand strategy, data science/analytics, social media management, shopper marketing, experiential advertising, and/or emerging advertising technology.

About the Institution

The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The Department of Advertising’s curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for problem-solving, strategic thinking, and persuasion skills needed for the development and production of audience-centered marketplace communications. The department has more than 600 majors served by 15 full-time faculty and 14 adjunct faculty.  Visit the Department of Advertising website for more information about the department by clicking the link:

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities, and is ranked #6 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. UF has a student body of over 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDE efforts, please click on the link:

We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville ( is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.



Minimum qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in advertising, marketing, strategic communications and five years of professional experience. Special consideration will be given to applicants with at least ten years of professional advertising industry experience, past experience mentoring or supervising younger advertising professionals, and recent, established advertising work with major brands.


Visiting faculty expectations include teaching 3-4 courses per semester (depending on service assignments), collaborating in the development and update of undergraduate curricula; bolstering multicultural advertising, strategy, data analytics, or experiential advertising course offerings that would appeal across departments; and being a dedicated participant in other Department and College service activities. Additional responsibilities may include advising student-related professional activities, acting as a liaison between the department and the industry, serving as a professional development facilitator and mentor to student-immersion programs (e.g., The Agency at UF, AAF, MAIP, AEF student competition), and building on momentum to improve diversity in the department and across the industry.

The visiting lecturer appointment will be located at the University of Florida’s campus in Gainesville, FL.


Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online via . Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

  • A letter of interest summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and suitability for the position;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • A statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and mentoring;
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. To view the university’s Total Reward benefit package, please click here:

Applicants should direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Dan Windels, PO Box 118400, Gainesville, FL  32611-8400 or [email protected]. The search committee will begin review of the application pool on May 12, 2021, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The position start date is August 16, 2021.

After an initial review of the applications, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to show evidence of teaching and/or mentoring ability, and  2-3 examples of professional work that they are particularly proud of having worked on. 

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.








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