Assistant Professor of Marketing Communications Teaching

Marketing Communications Program

College of Arts and Sciences


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UWRF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science;Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising,and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at:

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls seeks a Marketing Communications specialist to provide effective instruction for an innovative undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Marketing Communications. Applicants should show evidence of successful workplace experience in Marketing Communications or related areas, as well as expertise in Marketing Communications theory and practice and teaching experience at the college level. This is a full-time, probationary tenure track position. Salary will be commensurate with professional experience and educational preparation.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses drawn from the following areas: Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Writing, Marketing Principles, or other courses appropriate to the major. Normal teaching load is 12 credits per semester.

Other responsibilities will include advising students, publicizing the major, developing internship sites, and other duties as determined in consultation with the Marketing Communications Unit and Chair.


  1. Earned doctorate in Marketing Communications or related field (e.g., Advertising, Public Relations,Marketing, Communications, Media Writing) or MBA, Masters in Business Administration.
  2. Must have had Marketing Communications responsibilities at a significant level with a business, industry,non-profit organization, or government.
  3. Teaching experience at the college level.
  4. Emphasis in multimodal digital marketing communications, technological literacy, and strengths in oral,written, and visual communication preferred.

To Apply: Online applications are required at:

Send curriculum vitae (or resume) and letter of interest specifying:

  1. Areas of teaching interest,
  2. Qualifications,
  3. Statement of experience, including ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures.

Include unofficial transcript (official copies will be required if hired) and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability, academic or workplace experience, and professional preparation.

Address inquiries to:

Dr. James W. Pratt, Search and Screen Committee Chair

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Marketing Communications Program

The Committee will begin review of materials on March 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.

Through its strategic plan, Pathway to Distinction, UW-River Falls will vigorously pursue three goals: Distinctive Academic Excellence; Global Education and Engagement; Innovation and Partnerships. In support of our first goal, UW-River Falls strives to be a leader in collaborative and undergraduate research; we therefore seek faculty members who have an interest in or experience with faculty-student collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activity. The university is also interested in applicants who can support and extend our partnerships and initiatives in Asia (particularly China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India) and in Latin America. The university's strategic focus on international education encourages faculty to develop courses/pedagogy that facilitate the transition of international inbound students and out-bound UWRF students and enhance our curricular and programmatic partnerships in these regions. 

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