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University of Florida: College of Journalism & Communications: 23020000 - CJC-ADVERTISING: 23020100 - CJC-ADVERTISING-GENERAL[]


Gainesville, FL

Open Date[]

Oct 2, 2019


Join the faculty of U.S. News and World Report’s 7th ranked U.S. public university at an exciting time of growth and opportunity. The Advertising Department in the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) invites applications for a creative lecturer position (either nine- or 12-month appointment) with expertise in creative advertising to begin summer or fall of 2020. The Department seeks to strengthen its creative curriculum; therefore, candidates with demonstrated experience in strategic and creative thinking, concept/big idea development, copywriting, visual communications, creative execution for multichannel campaigns, and/or new/emerging/nontraditional media are particularly desirable. Previous teaching experience at the university level is a plus.  Special consideration will be given to applicants with recent, established, award- winning advertising work with national or multinational brands. This position is ideal for someone who has worked as a senior-level creative and is ready to transition into a new role that emphasizes mentoring students in creative and conceptual problem solving. Effective candidates will enjoy guiding and coaching students in a classroom environment.

The successful candidate is expected to teach three to four undergraduate creative advertising courses per semester (depending on service assignments) and develop new undergraduate creative courses for the curriculum.  Applicants should also demonstrate the potential to lead student competitions, engage in professional creative work and are required to remain continuously engaged with the advertising industry. This position further requires service duties including, engagement in governance, student ad club advising, and other Department and College service activities. 

The University of Florida seeks applications and nominations from a broad spectrum of individuals including women, members of diverse ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student community. The “Government in the Sunshine” laws of the State of Florida require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

The CJC also is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce a significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale.


Applicants must have a bachelor or master’s degree in communication, design, marketing or related field, and will have a strong advertising portfolio featuring work for notable brands.  Five years or more of experience in creative advertising is required.

Application Instructions[]

Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest and a statement on a commitment to diversity in teaching and mentoring, (2) resume, (3) electronic portfolio of advertising creative work; (4) names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).  The salary is competitive and commensurate with similar positions as creative lecturers across the country, and includes a full benefits package. Questions can only be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Debbie Treise, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or

After an initial review of the applications, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration may be asked to show evidence of teaching ability, such as teaching syllabi, student evaluations or evidence of team leadership or mentoring.

Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http// The application packet will be submitted as one PDF file through the UF Jobs website at All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

About the Institution: The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The Department of Advertising’s curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for problem-solving, strategic thinking, and persuasion skills needed for the development and production of audience-centered marketplace communications. The department has more than 600 majors served by 17 full-time faculty and 14 adjunct faculty.

The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities, is categorized in the Carnegie Commission’s top tier of research universities UF has a student body of more than 55,000 who come from all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is located in north central Florida, a region known for its cool, fresh water springs and abundant natural beauty. Gainesville is within a two-hour drive of Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

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