Newhouse seeks Media Buying/Planning professor from the industry.
Assistant/Associate Professor – Media Planning/Buying
The Advertising Department at Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is seeking to add an outstanding professor who has strong ties to the media planning profession. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor or associate professor rank beginning in fall 2013.Teaching responsibilities will include traditional media planning/buying and other courses that complement the individual’s expertise and digital specialization.
The Department is expanding its media planning course offerings; therefore, candidates with experience in digital media planning or some other new advertising-media technology, and familiarity with professional training or college-level teaching are particularly desirable. Candidates should be able to demonstrate that, if hired, there will be a notable and ongoing writing plan that will lead to professionally-recognized writing for the field of advertising. The Newhouse School provides great resources to assist professionals in making a successful career change from the ad industry to academia.
The position expects a variety of service duties, including: academic and career advising of undergraduate and graduate students; student ad club advising; department, school and university committee service; curriculum development and revision; and industry outreach.
A minimum of a master’s degree is preferred. Applicants should have significantprofessional experience in media planning at leading advertising and media agencies in top market areas.
The Newhouse School has an international reputation for excellence and is home to 1,850 undergraduate and 250 graduate students. A $32 million building was dedicated in the Newhouse complex in fall 2007. It features state-of-the-art classrooms, a media convergence lab, a new auditorium, research centers, a doctoral-student suite and offices, impressive Executive Education classrooms, many meeting rooms, and student lounges. A comprehensive upgrade of the School’s studio and news production to HD digital technology is underway. The $18 million project will be completed fall 2014.
Beyond this, our school continues its tradition of attracting the best and brightest. This year’s incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes and earned an average 3.9 GPA. The “NewHouse” student advertising agency teams won the 2009 AAF National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), three first-place finishes at AAF’s District 2 in the past four years, the 2009 GM Marketing Challenge, and the 2010 Honda’s Social Media Challenge. The Department has built a close relationship with outstanding alumni across the country and top ad agencies that routinely recruit Newhouse advertising students. The Eric Mower Advertising Forum was inaugurated in 2009 and features an impressive array of distinguished leaders, including top ad agency CEOs and internationally known guest speakers. To learn more about the school, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at http://www.syr.edu and newhouse.syr.edu/.
Inquires should be directed to Dr. James Tsao at firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair, Advertising Department, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. Cover letter, resume or vitae and names, addresses, and a list of four references must be submitted. For full descriptions and online application instructions, go to https://www.sujobopps.com/ (Type in keyword, “Advertising” and find Job #070044). Review of applications begins October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden thediversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Employment Opportunity Employer.
Also, click the following links to watch the video testimonials of two top former ad executives, Prof. Brian Sheehan and Prof.Kevin O’Neill who recently changed their career from the industry to join the Newhouse School.