Assistant Professor of Journalism

Oakland University

Assistant Professor of Journalism

The Department of Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a focus on advertising that will begin in August 2020. Candidates with interest in social media analytics and management are preferred. Evidence or promise of a strong research program leading toward publication is essential. The ideal candidate has experience with ad agencies or in-house marketing groups in strategy and strategic partnerships, data analytics and brand management and must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in advertising primarily (e.g., concept development, creative strategy and execution, media buying and account management) and in public relations and journalism as needed, pursuing a program of research leading to publications in major academic journals and creative outlets, and university service including committee and outreach activities.

Interested candidates should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and contact information for three professional references via the following link: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/17081.

Candidates will provide a diversity statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Garry Gilbert (gjgilber@oakland.edu).


Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs.