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Position Details This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for a full-time instructor position in advertising and digital strategic communication to begin in August 2022. Candidates must possess a master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., advertising, public relations, business, strategic communication, communication, marketing, psychology), college teaching experience, and industry or corporate experience.
At least two years of teaching experience that aligns with content areas listed below and at least five years of relevant industry or corporate experience are preferred. Strong relationships and experiences with the advertising and/or PR industry are highly desirable.
Applicants should be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in advertising, campaigns, agency operations, digital and new media, creative strategy, and/or other required courses in the major. Evidence of a strong teaching record and of advising a student agency or co-curricular activity/organization at the undergraduate level is preferred, since this position may serve as instructor for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), the capstone Campaigns course, and is one of several faculty who may serve as faculty support for Roxo, TCU’s student advertising and public relations agency. This support and advising role requires knowledge of small business operations, employee management, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, and conceptual development.
Evidence of experience mentoring and collaborating in a diverse environment is expected. We seek candidates who are committed to providing all students with an active, supportive learning environment, and contributing to the inclusive excellence of our university community.
Department Details The Department of Strategic Communication is TCU's home for advertising, public relations, and new media. Through the theories, methods, and practices of strategic communication taught by highly regarded teachers, scholars, and professionals, students learn to create effective, innovative, and responsible stories about brands and organizations, solving real-world communication challenges. The Department of Strategic Communication is one of four departments in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, housed in the Moudy South Building, and serves more than 400 majors. In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, which include writeable walls, updated classroom and computer technology, and adaptable furniture, the Department of Strategic Communication also has cutting-edge educational experiences from the student-run strategic communication agency, Roxo, to the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) and guided internships.
School/College Description The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for four departments: Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication. About 1,200 undergraduate student majors complete coursework in areas that include: Advertising and Public Relations; Cinema and Media Studies; Digital and Social Media; Health Communication and Media; Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; Journalism and News Media Studies; and Sports Broadcasting. About 30 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in Communication Studies or Strategic Communication, and about 60 full-time and 10 part-time faculty teach in the college. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a speech and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station, and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.
University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the position requirements with particular attention to teaching philosophy and classroom application of ideas relevant to diversity and inclusion, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of two academic references and one professional reference, with current contact information included. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://jobs.tcu.edu. From there, select “Full-time” under Work type and “Bob Schieffer College of Communication” under Categories-Faculty.
All questions regarding the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790. Review of applications begins February 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
AA/EEO Statement As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.
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