Assistant Professor of Communications

Employer
Avila University
Location
Kansas City, Missouri
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The School of Visual and Communication Arts in the College of Professional Schools is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communications

Appointment Date Fall 2022 (August)

Responsibilities will include teaching a wide-variety of graduate level and upper-division undergraduate Communication courses, including Principles of Advertising, Integrated Brand Management, Strategic Presentations in a Digital Environment, and graduate-level classes in one’s discipline area.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements: PhD (or ABD) in Communications or related field.

Qualified candidates will be expected to apply dynamic teaching methods to current course offerings and will develop curriculum in advertising content strategies. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in visual storytelling, and high-level involvement in content creation, design, tactics, campaign deployment, measurement, and full multi-channel media expertise.

Preferred candidates would have relevant work experience in strategic communications including social media, mobile and digital content creation, publication and evaluation.

Background in Leadership and Entrepreneurship is a plus.

Successful candidates should also be committed to contributing to a climate via teaching, committee engagements, community work, and/or research that supports a diverse study body, serves first-generation college students, and contributes to equity and social justice.

Currently the Communication department offers studies in Advertising and Public Relations, Film and Digital Media, and Sports Communications. The successful candidate will work with these disciplines and the Art and Design programs, preparing students for careers as communication professionals.

Salary Competitive Salary

Benefits This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, sick leave, retirement benefits and health insurance.

Application Information Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and three letters of reference to: [email protected]. Avila University is not currently sponsoring or transferring H1B visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis.

The Community: Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.

Kansas City is a highly diverse community with African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Irish, Italian, German, Nordic, Anglo-Saxon, Slavic, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern communities.

Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are critically important to Avila University’s mission and the University is fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.

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