Open Faculty/Staff Positions

Open Rank Professor—Department of Advertising

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured professor position (assistant, associate or full) in a growing and nationally recognized program at a world-class university.

Candidates for this position should be leaders in their field. Successful candidates must demonstrate an active program of excellence in research in advertising and/or related fields. Further, the candidate should be able to develop and teach courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Therefore, the candidate should possess either significant experience in teaching or demonstrate the potential to become an effective teacher. Candidates must demonstrate a sustained, high level of achievement in research, teaching, and service, as measured by the distinction, significance, and impact of their work.

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois is one of the best departments in the world, nested in one of the best universities in the world. We have outstanding collaborative relationships with Engineering, Psychology, Communications, the School of Information Sciences, Business, and beyond. We have award-winning faculty and students actively engaged in interdisciplinary work. The program has many industry partners, a virtual reality lab, psychophysiology lab, a data science lab, and additional flexible research labs; the University has a Research Park with dozens of entrepreneurial startups, known as the “Silicon Valley of the Prairie.” Our proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, all major media markets and technology communities, is almost as great as the low cost of living, short commutes, and delightful, supportive colleagues in Champaign-Urbana.

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree in Mass Communication, Advertising, Communication, Marketing, or a closely related field is required. Candidates must have an established record of scholarly research, teaching and advising, and service appropriate to their current  rank that exceeds the criteria for holding an appointment with indefinite tenure in the Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 3-5 years post-graduate experience. 

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 15th, 2019. 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, including requests for confidentiality of the application, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The full-time position will begin on August 16, 2020. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

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. For more information, please visit our website: https://media.illinois.edu/

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, and the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. Please also submit any working papers or research publications. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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/EEOO.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor in Journalism

The College of Media at the University of Illinois seeks a multimedia journalist with a talent for university teaching to coordinate projects with students, faculty and Illinois Public Media professionals and collaborate across the campus and wider community. This is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment.   

The successful candidate will be highly organized and eager to work with a wide variety of students, from aspiring journalists and filmmakers to science communicators and audience engagement strategists. The Clinical Assistant Professor’s department home will be in Journalism, though they will coordinate across all three academic units in the College – Advertising, Media & Cinema Studies and Journalism – as well as with Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public media service that also calls the College of Media home. 

Qualifications

This faculty member’s work will happen in the newsroom and the classroom. Candidates should demonstrate significant experience and a proven track record of achievement in reporting and producing news across platforms. Teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to news reporting, multimedia, and community engagement courses. 

Expertise in some of the following areas will be considered a plus: 

  • Project planning and management
  • Writing and editing quality audio stories 
  • Podcasting
  • Reporting and editing with mobile devices
  • Basic data analysis skills
  • Using social media for reporting
  • Basic news photography and photo editing
  • Multilingual storytelling, especially Spanish 
  • Employing media analytics
  • Teaching and advising at the college level

Ideal candidates will have at least a master’s degree in journalism or a related field. All candidates should seek to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

The media landscape at the University of Illinois

Illinois Public Media airs public television and radio programs and produces local content for broadcast and the Web across a number of digital and over-the-air broadcasting channels. It is a founding partner of the Illinois Newsroom, a regional journalism collaboration focused on covering three key statewide issues: education, political impact, and health and the environment. Students in the College  of Media also produce news programming for UI-7, the university’s cable channel; report for CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom focused on data journalism; submit short films to a student-run film festival. 

About our community

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive, leading research university with a land-grant mission that provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research and provides public service to the state and nation. Three faculty and 18 alumni are Pulitzer Prize winners. The twin cities of Champaign and Urbana have a combined population of 100,000. This vibrant and diverse community offers excellent cultural and recreational opportunities and is located within easy driving distance of Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. 

To apply

This is a full-time, 9-month (fall and spring semesters) appointment on a one-year renewable contract. Proposed start date is August 2020; an earlier start may be possible. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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, 2019. 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.  

 

Assistant Professor in Advertising (tenure-track)

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applicants for a full-time (100% FTE) tenure-track assistant professor position in advertising and technology, broadly defined. The expected start date is August 2020. Successful applicants should demonstrate a promising record of scholarship. Possible target areas of research include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 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 (VR), or Augmented Reality (AR) and advertising
  • Innovative research methods and measurement tools
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, Big data and advertising
  • Unintended effects of new advertising systems and platforms
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) in a relevant field (advertising, communication, marketing, psychology, information or computer sciences, etc.). We expect successful candidates to be comfortable working with researchers across disciplines on research and shaping the dialogue around technology and advertising with their scholarship. Teaching duties will include current courses in our undergraduate and graduate curricula, with the potential to develop new electives in areas related to advertising and technology. An ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach is desired.

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising 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 an “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.

Faculty of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising are highly interdisciplinary. They conduct theory-driven research with implications for the advertising and media landscape. Faculty in the department 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, and the names of three professional references who may be asked to provide letters of reference at a later point in the search. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2019. 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, including requests for confidentiality of the application, please contact Cassie Kenton at cass3188@illinois.edu or 217-300-3667. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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.

 

Career Services Coordinator – College of Media

The Career Services Coordinator will assist undergraduate students in the College of Media with all aspects of career development as well as the internship and job search process. The Coordinator will collaborate extensively with alumni and industry professionals and be an overall resource for current and prospective College of Media students.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advise students regarding career exploration and post-graduation options.
  • Assist students with developing skills necessary to the job and internship search process including but not limited to resume development, networking, internship skills, and offer negotiation.
  • Work closely with designated departmental faculty to create and maintain career development opportunities for Media students.
  • Provide feedback on resumes and cover letters for students in the College of Media.
  • Develop programming and workshops in conjunction with departmental faculty liaisons to guide students through the internship and job search processes.
  • Create and update online and print resources to assist job seekers with their job search process.
  • Develop and maintain close, effective, collaborative relationships with all constituencies within and outside the campus community. This includes faculty, staff, alumni and industry professionals.
  • Create outreach events to connect students with Media Career Services and faculty.
  • Work with and assist College of Media staff and departmental faculty liaisons in developing, planning coordinating and implementing college-wide and department-specific career events and initiatives.
  • Compile statistics, administer surveys, write reports and provide data to the College of Media and other audiences as necessary.
  • Actively develop and maintain relationships with faculty, alumni and industry stakeholders to assist in advancing career education initiatives.
  • Organize and plan events to connect current students with College of Media alumni.
  • Assist with generating employment leads through ongoing and new relationship with employers.
  • Consult potential employers to identify professional career options and experiential education opportunities.
  • Meet with prospective College of Media students and families to discuss academic and career opportunities within the college.

Qualifications:

Required:  Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, human resources or related field.  One to three years of work experience. Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration and communication with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

Preferred:  Relevant work experience in communications or media related field or experience in advising/counseling related to career development or corporate recruitment.  An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them. Significant intercultural skills and experience with diverse populations. Ability to handle multiple work priorities. Creative problem-solving skills.

Application Procedures:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 7, 2019.  The committee may begin reviewing applications before the close date but no decision will be made until after the close date.  Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position, current resume and the names and contact information for three references.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Cassie Kenton at (217) 300 3667 or cass3188@illinois.edu.

This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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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