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Communication Department: Integrated Marketing Communication-Advertising Assistant Professor | Tenure Track | I00807

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the "Transcript" selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them to the search chair at the address below. Please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer observations, student surveys, etc.), if available . Documents can be uploaded using the “other” document tab or mailed to the search chair at the address below. Dr. Allison Peiritsch, IMC/Advertising Search Chair 213K Eisenberg Classroom Building Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number I00807
Classification Title Assistant Professor | Tenure Track
Working Title Communication Department: Integrated Marketing Communication-Advertising Assistant Professor | Tenure Track | I00807
Employee Group Faculty
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
Location Main Campus
Department Communication
Pay Rate
Employment Type Regular FT
Work Schedule

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Primary duties are to teach undergraduate courses in the Integrated Marketing Communication and Public Relations curriculum, with a focus in Advertising. Course assignments may include principles, case studies, research, writing and campaigns classes in these areas. The candidate may be asked to teach additional as needed by the department, including Public Speaking, and may have the opportunity to teach in his or her specialty area. Teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester (4 courses). Faculty members are required by contract to engage in continuing scholarly development and academic advising, and to perform department and university service. Days and times are variable.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree required in communication, advertising, or a closely related discipline. A.B.D. considered if dissertation defense is scheduled. Doctorate must be completed by August 2018. Minimum two years of experience in a professional marketing communication and/or advertising position required. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, including teaching demonstration, is required. During the interview and teaching demonstration, the candidate must exhibit knowledge of current trends in IMC and advertising, and provide a portfolio of his or her creative or professional work demonstrating proficiency in these fields. Candidates are expected to have a record of faculty collaboration and must demonstrate a commitment to the education of diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant college teaching experience in integrated marketing communication, PR, advertising, or social media is strongly preferred.
Experience teaching courses across the integrated marketing communication, PR, advertising and/or social media curriculum is strongly preferred.
Candidates with demonstrable expertise in consumer insights and audience research; data analysis, interpretation and presentation; web metrics/analytics; and search engine optimization strongly preferred. Candidates with demonstrable professional experience in web, social, digital, video and/or print advertising preferred. Candidates with active research agendas preferred. Extra consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of interest in curricular or program development, online course delivery, internship coordination, and advising professionally-related student organizations.

Posting Detail Information

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Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

Affirmative Action Statement

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action. Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran’s status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the “Transcript” selection under Optional Applicant Documents or mail them to the search chair at the address below.

Please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness (peer observations, student surveys, etc.), if available . Documents can be uploaded using the “other” document tab or mailed to the search chair at the address below.

Dr. Allison Peiritsch, IMC/Advertising Search Chair
213K Eisenberg Classroom Building
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  4. Other Document