Assistant Professor (81885)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

October 12, 2021


Job Description

The Opportunity:

The Advertising Department in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor to begin fall of 2022. The Department is interested in candidates with a record of high-quality advertising publications. Interest in or potential for obtaining grants is desirable. Special consideration will be given to applicants with teaching experience in social media analytics, computational methods, or artificial intelligence as applied to advertising.

The successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per semester and contribute to the development of new undergraduate courses for the curriculum. The candidate is expected to supervise graduate students in research activities and participate in normal service activities of the department, college, and university.

About the College of Journalism and Communications:

The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Production, Management, and Technology. The Department of Advertising's curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for problem-solving, strategic thinking, and persuasion skills needed for the development and production of audience-centered marketplace communications. The department has more than 400 majors served by 17 full-time faculty. Visit the Department of Advertising website for more information about the department.

About the University of Florida:

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission's top tier of research universities. UF has a student body of more than 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. To learn more about our students, faculty and college, please click on the link: https: // www.

The university offers a competitive salary commensurate with similar positions and includes a full benefits package. To view the university's Total Reward benefit package, please click here: https: //

Our Commitment to Diversity:

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training. The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.

The College of Journalism and Communication is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDE efforts, please click on the link: https: // www.

The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

About Gainesville:

Gainesville (https:// is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day's drive to beaches, nature preserves, theme parks and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be on track to have one by August 2022 in advertising, communication, marketing, information science, human-computer interaction, computer science, data analytics, or related field. A background teaching advertising classes at the undergraduate or graduate level and some professional experience is desirable.


Applications must be submitted online via (Interfolio link). Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

  • A statement on commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and mentoring;
  • A letter of interest summarizing the applicant's qualifications and suitability for the position;
  • Complete curriculum vitae;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.
  • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.
  • Please direct all questions to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Weigold, at

    Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http//www. The application packet will be submitted as one PDF file through the UF Jobs website at https: // All candidates for employment are subject to a pre- employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

    Review of applications begins October 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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