Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications more...
Location:University, MS
Company:The University of Mississippi
First posted:August 11, 2020

Position Description

The School of Journalism & New Media at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications. The ideal candidate has a background in public relations, journalism, communications or promotion, and the ability to build strong strategic relationships that increase the profile of the integrated marketing communications program at the state, regional, and national levels. The development of a related research agenda is expected. Courses taught will be in the areas of public relations, promotional writing, reporting, and other related subjects.


Join a vibrant campus community with excellence reflected in its diversity and student success. The School is home to more than 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the fastest-growing at the University of Mississippi. 



  • Teach assigned courses and develop new ones as needed.
  • Be prepared to teach on-campus, off-campus, and online.
  • Attend state, regional and national conventions and other professional events. 
  • Perform departmental, college, and university-wide service.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or all but dissertation completed at time of employment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in media or communications
  • Successful teaching at the collegiate level

Application Procedures

Applicants must complete the online application and attach the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy and thoughts on how to increase the profile of the IMC program
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as student evaluations, supervisor reviews, and/or peer reviews and awards

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information

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