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Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jan. 14, 2022
Title Assistant Professor in Integrated Strategic Communication
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8M600: Integrated Strategic Communication
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication

The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2022.

The university’s regular-title series typically carries a two-course per semester teaching load and emphasizes excellence in teaching, research, and publication credentials commensurate with departments at high research-intensive universities. A record of, or potential for, extramural funding is desirable. A Ph.D. or terminal degree in a related field is required by the start date.

A successful candidate will display excellence in the study of Public Relations (PR) or the broader field of integrated strategic communication and demonstrate expertise in areas such as PR theory and PR practice. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose expertise, teaching and/or research program are focused on the areas of PR and sports communication/promotion.

This candidate also must possess suitable qualifications to teach graduate-level seminars and online courses in integrated strategic communication as well as teach undergraduate courses on one or more of the following areas: strategic PR, case studies in PR, specialized PR writing, sports PR, digital media strategies/analytics. Special consideration will be given to qualified applicants prepared to actively engage in our efforts for new curriculum development in sports promotion.

As part of regular duties, the new faculty member would serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students and would participate in the department’s and graduate program’s governance and service. Regular-title ISC faculty are encouraged to propose and teach special-topics undergraduate and graduate courses that take advantage of personal interests, research areas, and experiences in the field.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the Department:
Our department with 12 faculty members and more than 500 students has been a historic and national leader in offering an integrated and strategic approach to advertising, promotion, public relations, direct response, and interactive or socially mediated communications.

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 1,700 undergraduate majors and more than 400 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty members, 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 30,545 students, 1,734 instructional faculty members, 852 non-instructional faculty members, and 13,940 full-time staff. 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, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

About Lexington:
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site Application materials should include a letter of application uploaded under "Cover Letter" in the required documents section of the application, a curriculum vita, a statement of your teaching philosophy uploaded under "Special Request 1", a statement explaining your research agenda/areas of creative interest uploaded under "Special Request 2", 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 Jan. 24, 2022, and continue until the position is filled

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Bobi Ivanov via email at:

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