Student Agency Firm Advisor & Instructor of Advertising + Public Relations

The University of Alabama

United States

January 7, 2022


Posting Details Requisition Number: 0813325

Number of Open Positions: 1 Position Title: Instructor Other Title Information: Student Agency Firm Advisor & Instructor of Advertising + Public Relations Organization: 207201 - ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Position Summary:

Oversee operations of the student-ran Capstone Agency and teach courses in Advertising + Public Relations.

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Are you ready to make a difference and help the 2020, #1 rated student-run firm in the nation achieve new and even greater heights? If so, then we urge you to apply for our open firm advisor position!

The Capstone Agency is a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) nationally affiliated, student-run integrated communication firm housed at The University of Alabama. The firm has more than 100 student employees and is consistently recognized by PRSSA as one of the best in the nation. The primary responsibilities of the firm advisor will be to oversee the operations of Capstone Agency, liaise between Capstone Agency executive leadership and current and future clients (local, regional, and national in scope), and to help ensure growth in student membership and robust experiential learning activities.

This position also carries the faculty rank. The selected candidate will hold the rank of Non-Tenure Track Renewable Contract (NTRC) instructor. The normal teaching load for a faculty member in our department is four courses (12 credit hours per semester), but this position has a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester (6 credit hours) contingent on the firm's ongoing portfolio and productivity.

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university. Thus, candidates should have prior teaching experience and be able to demonstrate their ability to successfully engage students in the classroom. Applicants must display an ability to be an active and involved member of a highly collaborative faculty team.

The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers a full course of academic programs and social life to its nearly 40,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural, outdoor activities, and multicultural resources and opportunities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. To apply go to https: // and complete the following.

1) Provide a cover letter that details your professional and teaching experiences that have prepared you to hold this position of firm advisor 2) provide a resume or CV 3) provide a statement which articulates what ideas you have about taking the agency to new and even greater heights (no more than 5 double-spaced pages) 4) provide names and contact information for three references

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will begin January 7, 2022. Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Jay Waters at

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications: •Master's degree in Advertising, Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations or closely related field completed by start date. •At least 3 years of experience advising a student-run agency or comparable industry experience as Advertising or Public Relations Agency Director.

Preferred Qualifications (considered after all minimum qualifications are met): •Record of teaching effectiveness, with experience in teaching relevant undergraduate courses. •Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) holder and ability to teach APR certificate course to undergraduate students. •Industry experience working with large local, regional, and national clients. •Demonstrated mentorship experience. •An entrepreneurial, award-seeking mindset. •Strong potential for scholarly activity in advertising or public relations trade/industry publications, journals, academic or university presses, or other publication outlets.

Additional Position Information: UA EEO Statement

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law” https: // www. “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement https:// www.

Search Initiation Date: 11/15/2021 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants: College/School/Division: Communication and Information Sciences Post To Ihe Yes

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