Chair and Professor – Department of Advertising

The Department of Advertising, a leader in advertising education, research and outreach, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Professor to begin July 1, 2013. The diverse group of faculty values the scholarly, collegial, and collaborative culture that exists within the department and across the college.

Qualifications of preferred candidates include distinguished scholarship, demonstrated leadership or administrative experience, potential for securing external funding and a vision for the future of the department as we continue to innovate in creative, technological and global aspects of the field.

The Department of Advertising has 9 faculty and over 500 undergraduate majors and a Master of Advertising program, with an enrollment of about 15 students. It is part of the College of Journalism and Communications, located in Gainesville, Florida, which has about 2,200 undergraduate students, 130 master’s students and 80 Ph.D. students.  Established in 1955, the College of Journalism and Communications is home to four academic units, one AM and two FM radio stations, two television stations, and other multimedia properties. The Department of Advertising has a strong and active professional advisory council and strong ties to the profession. For additional information, visit

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. The Florida “Government in the Sunshine” laws require that all documents related to the search process be available for public inspection.

A Ph.D. is required for this 12-month position. The successful applicant will (1) hold the rank of professor or meet the University of Florida’s criteria for Full Professor upon hire and (2) be eligible for tenure upon hire. Salary is competitive and based on experience and academic credentials.

Application Procedure: To view application instructions and complete an online resume, visit The reference/requisition number for this vacancy is 0902023. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional/academic references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. 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). Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Debbie Treise, Associate Dean, PO Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-8400 (Telephone 352-392-6557) or Review of applications begins January 7, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.