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Advertising Professor of Practice

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: School of Communication
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Virginia Tech School of Communication invites applications for a full-time, open-rank professor of practice (non-tenure-track). The new faculty member will be expected to teach advertising courses, which could include Advertising Copywriting and Brand Storytelling, Account Planning and Media Buying, and Ethics and Social Responsibility in Advertising, PR Campaigns, as well as courses relevant to the instructor’s area of expertise. The faculty member will teach three classes per semester.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in advertising or related field or bachelor’s degree in advertising, communication, public relations, marketing, or related field with substantial experience in advertising.
- Demonstration of extensive professional advertising industry expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

- Doctorate in advertising or related field
- Full-time experience in advertising
- Advertising account planning/management experience
- Advertising copywriting experience
- College-level teaching experience
- Advertising experience in a research area of the School (sports, health, risk/reputation, AI, DEI, social advocacy/social marketing)
- Experience in public relations, integrated communication, IMC, and/or a related field

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Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT – serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.  Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The School of Communication fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff and student diversity, to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate, and to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive diversity.

The School of Communication serves more than 1,000 undergraduate students across five majors (sports media and analytics, public relations, multimedia journalism, communication, and advertising) and 30 graduate students in its MA in communication and MA in reputation management degrees.  Virginia Tech ranked 5th in the 2022 Sportscasters Talent Association of America ranking of sports broadcasting schools and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. 

Complete applications include the online application form and the following supplemental materials: 1) a cover letter briefly detailing the applicant’s prior teaching experience (if applicable) and fit with the job description, school, and Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a list of three references (names, address, phone numbers, and email contacts). References will not be contacted without notification to the candidate. Applications must be submitted electronically at

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Please direct questions about the position to Hannah Shinault Deuyour, School of Communication, Shanks Hall (0311), Blacksburg, VA 24061, 540-231-9831,

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Hannah Deuyour at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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