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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Integrated Marketing Communications)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  School of Journalism and New Media (11146947)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a nine-month tenure track, open rank faculty position in Integrated Marketing Communications with an emphasis in advertising/media strategy and tactics.


The person filling this position will teach in the IMC bachelor's and/or master's programs. Teaching in the online M.S. in IMC program may be required, as needed. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in advertising, account planning, media strategy and buying, IMC campaigns, international/multicultural IMC, brand strategy, digital marketing strategy, and/or emerging advertising technology. The candidate will maintain a steady stream of scholarly publications in their area of expertise. Service duties include program building and service to the school and university.


The School of Journalism and New Media offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications. The IMC program curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for students in creating, managing, and evaluating brand-building communications across traditional and digital media platforms. The IMC program is one of the largest of its kind, with more than 1,000 undergraduate students served by more than 30 full-time faculty. The graduate program in IMC has surged in recent years to more than 100 students.


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Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in integrated marketing communications, strategic communication, advertising, media studies or a related field is required. Demonstrated strength in scholarly productivity, or the promise of scholarly productivity, is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the collegiate level is required. Meaningful professional experience in integrated marketing communications or advertising is required.


Minimum qualifications must be met at the time of the position start date.

Application Procedures

To apply, all applicants must submit:

• A letter of interest summarizing the applicant's qualifications and suitability for the position
• A complete curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching philosophy
• Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references


The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. All materials must be submitted electronically. Printed materials will not be accepted.


Applicants should direct questions to Search Committee Chair, Jason Cain by emailing

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 School of Journalism and New Media is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Our Vision at the School of Journalism and New Media is of an inclusive, equitable and regenerative learning community for all people. The ideal will help cultivate an environment for the school that promotes a commitment to diversity, inclusion and service to the greater community and to the profession. Learn more about The University of Mississippi's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by viewing


The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi