Instructor in Advertising Strategy

University of Colorado Boulder

United States

Requisition Number:34711

Location:Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:Faculty


Date Posted:05-Nov-2021

Job Summary

The College of Media, Communications and Information encourages applications for an Advertising Strategy Instructor. This full-time faculty position within the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design will teach three courses per semester, play a key role in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of our advertising strategy curriculum and developing standard syllabi for core courses. The position will also help the department develop and oversee student participation in the Effie Awards competition, be responsible for maintaining relationships with the advertising industry and generating opportunities for students to meet professionals. This is a three-year position with a start date of Fall 2022.
We are looking for a transformational instructor who can help us to continue to build our national reputation for our Advertising Strategy program - a highly popular track in our Bachelor of Science Strategic Communication. The program includes courses in account management, account planning, campaign strategy and tactics, media analytics, consumer insights, and branding, among others. CU advertising creative students have been among the most consistent winners from a four-year university at the ONE Club’s student competition. We are working to develop a similar record for the advertising strategy students.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Established in 2015, the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems, and create culture that transcends convention.
CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$75,000 and includes CU Boulder's excellent benefits package. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be effective. Be strategic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • At least 3 years of experience teaching at the university level, including proven leadership and curricular vision.
  • Experience developing brand and communications strategies for nationally or internationally recognized brands.
  • Experience working with senior management.
  • Experience conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research.
  • An MBA or master’s degree in any academic field.

Special Instructions

For full consideration, please apply by January 10, 2022. However, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The following materials must be submitted online:

  1. Cover Letter describing your interest and suitability for the position and summarizing your academic goals
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Contact information for three (3) references during the application process (name, phone, email)
We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

All job-related inquiries should be directed to the search chair for this posting, Associate Professor Harsha Gangadharbatla at

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Harsha Gangadharbatla

Posting Contact Email:

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