Assistant Professor of Advertising

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in advertising to begin August 2015.

The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design (APRD) will begin operations in Fall 2015. It will offer a BS in Strategic Communication, (as of fall 2016) an MA and a PhD in Strategic Communication. For more information, see the entry for Advertising, Public Relations, and Media Design at

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding researcher with the ability to teach basic and advanced courses in advertising with digital expertise in one or more of the following areas: advertising strategy and planning, media strategy and analytics, and account management. The standard course load is two classes per semester with opportunities to teach and mentor graduate students. The successful candidate is also expected to build and sustain ties with the advertising industry.

A PhD in advertising, mass communication, or a related field is required. Professional industry experience is desirable. ABD applicants with exceptional research, teaching and professional experience will be considered with the expectation of completion of a PhD by the time of appointment.

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

Review of applications will begin January 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, go to The applicant will submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter that makes a case for why the candidate is a good fit for the position, and contact information (email address and phone) for three references.

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.

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