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Department Name: 8M600: Integrated Strategic Communication
The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for Faculty Lecturer in Integrated Strategic Communication with an anticipated start date of January 2024 .
Duties include teaching 3 to 4 courses per semester with an expectation of service to the department and college. We are seeking candidates with professional and teaching experience in strategic communication, including strategic communication writing for a variety of audiences across the disciplines of advertising, public relations and account management. A successful candidate should also be able to supervise internships and teach courses in one or more additional areas of Integrated Strategic Communication, such as public relations, creative advertising strategy, direct response marketing, multimedia techniques, social media management, account management, media planning, data analytics, sales promotion, etc. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop new courses in their areas of expertise.
Initial terms for lecturers are for one year. However, contracts may be renewed for additional terms based on departmental needs, funding ability, and candidate performance.
A master's degree in communication or related field, relevant professional experience, and college-level teaching experience are required.
Our Commitment to Diversity:
Experiencing a record high enrollment growth in students classified as first-generation and underrepresented minorities, the University of Kentucky is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural community of scholars and learners. It strives to be a model for the Commonwealth of Kentucky of a truly diverse society that celebrates human differences, promotes fairness and equity in policies and practices, and upholds basic principles of social justice.
Our College is committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. For all positions, we emphasize a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As such, we require the candidate to show a demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers with a range of abilities, backgrounds, and experiences and the capability to embrace and promote diverse environments.
About the Department:
The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and will soon have a minor in Integrated Strategic Communication. The department has full national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). For information about the department, visit https://ci.uky.edu/isc/
About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university's core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK's independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
About the University:
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to more than 31,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty members, and nearly 14,000 staff members. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, the University of Kentucky is an incubator for interdisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.
According to Forbes magazine's 2022 America's Best-in-State Employers list, the University of Kentucky is the top ranked education employer in the state. In addition, for a fifth straight year, the University of Kentucky has appeared on ModernThink's list of Great Colleges to Work For. As a leader among employers, the University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details, please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.
Featured on the U.S. News & World Report's list of best places to live in 2022, the City of Lexington is a great place to not only live, but also work and study. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city and the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.
Application materials should include a letter of application (upload under Cover Letter), a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific Request 1) and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.
Application review will begin September 20th, 2023, and continues until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Adriane Grumbein via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Candidates must hold an earned M.A. in Communication or a related field by the start date.
Required Related Experience:
Relevant professional and college-level teaching experience.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.
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