Assistant Professor in-Residence in Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

University of Connecticut

Stamford Campus, INTRODUCTION The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a one-year, annually renewable non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Communication at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence. The position will be based on our Stamford campus and will begin on August 23, 2024. This hire is part of a strategic initiative to offer the Communication major in its entirety on the Stamford campus, capitalizing on the academic and professional opportunities posed by its proximity to New York City. The Stamford major was launched in 2022 and now enrolls over 100 students. On the whole, the Department of Communication has 19 tenure-stream faculty members and 5 Assistant Professors-in-Residence across two campuses and has approximately 35 graduate students and 1000 undergraduate majors. For more information see  https://comm.uconn.edu . The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and be capable of teaching a broad range of courses in the department including those in marketing, advertising, and public relations, as well as those in their area of specialization. The teaching load will be seven courses across the academic year – three courses for one semester and four courses for the other semester. The ability and desire to supervise our newly chartered chapter of PRSSA is highly desired. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Founded in 1881, the UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Earned Ph.D. in Communication (ABD candidates will be considered with the expectation that the PhD is completed before the start date).  Ability to take an empirical, data-driven approach to the study of Communication. Interest in working with a diverse student body. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Professional experience in marketing, public relations, and/or advertising. Teaching experience that includes non-traditional, first-generation, and/or historically underrepresented student populations. APPOINTMENT TERMS This is a full-time, 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024.  This one-year contract may be renewed or lead to a multi-year contract in the future based on funding and performance. This position does not lead to permanent academic tenure, though the University has a separate promotional ladder for non-tenure stream faculty (see https://provost.uconn.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/promotion-tenure-reappointment/ ). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. TO APPLY Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27654  and submit the following application materials: A cover letter , Curriculum vitae , Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); 3 letters of reference . Evaluation of applicants will begin May 28, 2024. For more information regarding the Department of Communication please visit the department website at https://comm.uconn.edu/ At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at  http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp . All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community. The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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