Lecturer in Digital Advertising

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is seeking a full-time lecturer in digital advertising. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with summer session teaching opportunities. The position is expected to begin August 2019.

The ideal candidate for this position should possess and demonstrate a high level of relevant skill, ability, and experience in content creation and dissemination across digital, mobile and social media communication channels and platforms. A Ph.D. in an advertising-related field (e.g., mass communication, strategic communication, marketing) or a master’s degree in advertising or related field and professional experience is required. Candidates must have experience using tools and software that are relevant to digital advertising and brand communication. Other professional experience in native advertising and content marketing, managing campaigns on social media platforms, online brand management, and/or digital PR is highly desirable. Previous experience teaching undergraduate students will also be considered a plus.

This position will focus on developing and teaching skills-based undergraduate courses in digital advertising and public relations delivered in traditional and online formats. Opportunities for teaching in the online master’s degree in strategic brand communication also exist.

About Us: The Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois was established in 1959 by Charles H. Sandage, considered by many to be the "father of advertising education." Today, the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising celebrates Sandage's legacy and his vision with a program that is broad enough that students learn critical, analytical and problem-solving skills, yet is also professionally relevant. Our faculty incorporates these values in teaching and scholarship that is focused on understanding, evaluating and communicating the many facets of advertising. The department is home to approximately 620 undergraduate advertising majors and 50 master’s students in the two master’s programs offered by the department.

Candidates for the position should create a profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference. All required information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 

Assistant Professor in Advertising and Technology

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in advertising and technology to further strengthen our scholarship in digital media and help shape our newly launched computer science + advertising major. The position is expected to begin in August 2019.

We are conducting a broad search for scholars whose research lies at the intersection of computing and advertising. Areas of interest, include: 

  • digital advertising, digital public relations, online branding, or digital communication
  • programmatic advertising and behavioral targeting
  • Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and location-based advertising
  • online consumer and audience behavior
  • privacy and ethics
  • user experience (UX), virtual reality, augmented reality and advertising 
  • innovative research methods and measurement tools
  • artificial intelligence and advertising 

We encourage applicants whose research lies within our broad search area (“intersection of computing and advertising”) to apply, even if their specific research question may be absent from this list.

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in a relevant field (advertising, communication, marketing, psychology, and information or computer sciences, etc.). We expect successful candidates to be fluent in interdisciplinary discourse and methods relevant to the intersection of technology and advertising. They should be comfortable in working with researchers across disciplines on research and on grants relevant to this intersection. We expect successful candidates to shape the dialogue around technology and advertising with their scholarship.

Teaching duties will include core courses in our undergraduate and graduate curricula and development of courses and graduate seminars related to digital media, computer science + advertising major, and brand communication. An ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach is desired. 

Named after the “Father of Advertising Education”, the Charles H. Sandage Department is the earliest university department focusing on advertising education in the country and a global leader in advertising research. Consistent with Sandage’s vision of advertising being a “fundamental economic and social institution,” the Department strives to shape the future of advertising by placing more emphasis on the “why” than on the “how” of advertising activities in broader social contexts.

The faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising are highly interdisciplinary. They conduct theory-driven research not only on advertising but also on its social and behavioral impacts and publish in flagship journals in a variety of fields such as advertising, public relations, communication, psychology, marketing, and information and computer sciences.

Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2 pg. max), research statement (3 pg. max), and three letters of reference.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the positions have been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, including requests for confidentiality of the application, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 
Lecturer/Instructor in Journalism

Are you passionate about audiovisual storytelling?  Does your skill set include the research, production and distribution of award-winning public service journalism across a variety of screens?  Are you ready to serve as a teacher and mentor for students?

If you answered “yes” to all of these, you may be the person we’re looking for. The Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment as faculty member at the rank of Lecturer or Instructor.  

The successful candidate's primary mission will be to educate and motivate our bright students inside and outside the classroom, teaching them how to create audiovisual stories grounded in research, reporting and professional ethics.

Basic undergraduate courses may include reporting methods and introductions to audiovisual news gathering, editing and post-production.  Advanced courses may include directing undergraduates and master’s students in short- and long-form audiovisual projects for broadcast and/or online dissemination. Enterprising, public-service journalism will be foundational in all cases. 

Faculty members serve on department, college and campus committees in shared governance and work cooperatively to continue improving the curriculum. While this is primarily a teaching appointment, faculty members are encouraged to continue producing their own professional work. Our hope is to find a candidate looking to build the future with us.

Candidates should demonstrate significant and award-winning professional experience in reporting and producing news videos. Ideal Lecturer candidates will have professional accomplishment and at least a master’s degree in journalism or a related field. Ideal Instructor candidates will have professional accomplishment and at least a bachelor’s degree. Ideal candidates for both types of appointments must be up-to-date with best practices across all media platforms. 

Expertise in the following areas will be considered a plus:

  • Team management
  • Content distribution strategies
  • Multilingual storytelling, especially Spanish
  • Documentary filmmaking 
  • Teaching at the college level

Full time for this position means spring and fall semesters each year, called a 9-month appointment. Proposed start date is August 2019; an earlier start of January 2019 could be negotiated. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The department is part of the College of Media. The college also is home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois; UI-7, the university’s cable channel; and CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom. Champaign-Urbana is a pleasant college town with a modest cost of living and easy access to Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. Also required are a cover letter explaining how a candidate’s background matches the position; curriculum vitae or resume; links to samples of work; and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 15, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the position has been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

University of Illinois Illinois Public Media, College of Media Broadcasting Engineer

The University of Illinois’ Illinois Public Media seeks a Broadcasting Engineer to perform the installation, removal, operation, and maintenance of radio and television equipment essential to the operation and broadcast of the WILL stations. The person in this position will help complete the transition to Digital Radio and TV broadcasting.

Applicants must have either (A) credit for 60 semester hours of college course work, with a minimum of 30 semester hours in electrical engineering or electronics, (B) Associate degree in electronics or radio/television engineering, successful completion of a trade or vocational school program in electronics or radio/television engineering lasting two academic years, 18 months of experience in radio and television engineering or television engineering or (E) any combination of A – D that totals 18 months. This position also requires current, demonstrated experience in: installing, maintaining, and integrating studio, remote control, digital broadcast computer equipment, and transmitter digital/analog equipment for radio/television, including application of FCC rules and regulations; broadcast audio, video, and transport stream IP networking systems; Broadcast electronic circuit test equipment for troubleshooting digital signals to board and/or component level; Broadcast proprietary software such as: digital audio delivery systems; digital radio and TV automation systems; radio and TV traffic systems; HDTV PSIP creation systems; digital audio and video networked server systems; digital video switchers; and digital software-controlled terminal gear.

To view a full description of the position and requirements and to apply online please visit jobs.illinois.edu and submit an exam request for Broadcasting Engineer. Electronic application and Civil Service exam request (two separate documents) must be received by close of business on Friday, November 9.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
Stephanie Swearingen
HR Officer Staff Human Resources
52 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-2137
sswearin@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. University Administration welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a written contingent offer.

 
Assistant Professor of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Department of Journalism

The Department of Journalism seeks a colleague for a tenure-track assistant professor position in augmented reality and virtual reality, including the interaction between the old and new media systems and platforms. Successful candidates should demonstrate an innovative research, creative activity and teaching agenda. This tenure-track, nine-month position will begin August 2019.

Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. Scholars must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Journalism practitioners must have a master’s degree or equivalent and have amassed an outstanding record of achievement in the profession.  All candidates should possess the potential for high-quality research and teaching. The word “research” is interpreted to include not only traditional research and scholarship, but also to encompass professional journalistic work (labeled “creative activity” in the Illinois promotion and tenure guidelines).

Candidates with special interest in original research or creative works in one or more of the following areas will be given higher priority:

  • Immersive storytelling
  • Ethics of AR/VR use
  • Mobile and interactive design
  • Digital/multimedia journalism experience, including multilinear storytelling
  • Social and new media use
  • Other innovative technologies used to gather and to distribute news and information
  • Audience engagement analytics and application
  • Big data and society, including analyzing, visualizing, and telling stories with data
  • Gaming and digital narrative
  • Locative and mobile media mapping

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research/creative works program with the potential to attract outside funding and to work collaboratively with faculty across the campus. Teaching duties will include AR/VR/MR media courses and development of courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to storytelling in innovative technologies. An ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching and outreach is desired.  

Faculty members in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois publish in flagship journals, assume leadership roles in major associations and engage in significant creative endeavor. They collaborate across disciplines at the university, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the School of Information Sciences and the Cline Center for Democracy.

In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, our faculty work with master’s students in Journalism’s M.S. program and, together with the departments of Advertising and Media and Cinema Studies, train doctoral students in the Institute of Communications Research. The College of Media is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois; UI-7, the university’s cable channel; and CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom with a heavy emphasis on data journalism.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background — including research, creative endeavor, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience — make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae, samples of work, and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 29, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the position has been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 
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