Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Public Relations and Advertising (Ref: FHSS231101)

March 15, 2024

Job Description

UIC now invites candidates for this position which
is expected to be filled in February/September 2024:

Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Public Relations and Advertising (Ref: FHSS231101)


The program of Public Relations and Advertising (PRA) in the Department of Communication at UIC invites applications from student-centered scholar-practitioners broadly trained in one or more of the following fields: 1) strategic campaigns, 2) graphic design, 3) integrated marketing communication, and 4) advertising copywriting. There are opportunities to develop innovative pedagogy and collaborative research.

The position will include teaching in the Public
Relations and Advertising Program, supervising capstone projects, advising
undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to the department
and the university.


All applicants should hold a PhD degree iin a related discipline with a commensurable research profile. Applicants with an MA and extensive industry experience will also be considered. Relevant
industrial experience is highly valued. Other requirements include a firm commitment to teaching and tutoring students as well as engaging in theory-based qualitative or quantitative research. Teaching responsibilities of 3 courses per semester may include courses related to communication theory, cross-cultural/intercultural communication, and others of the applicant’s own interests. Research experience in media literacy and digital/new media-related areas will be an added asset. Preference will be given to candidates who can undertake original research leading to high-quality outcomes.


Appointment to this position will initially be
made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Commencing salaries will be
commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits
include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. Continuation of
appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

Closing Date: March 31, 2024

The College reserves the right not to fill this position, or to extend the search until suitable candidates are identified or to make an appointment by invitation. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment.

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