DePaul University (Communication)

Chicago, Illinois United States

Assistant (Advertising)

    October 17, 2023

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Advertising (24-25)



Chicago, IL – College of Communication

Open Date

Sep 14, 2023


The College of Communication at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Advertising to begin in August 2024. We seek a dynamic, innovative, and dedicated teacher/scholar who will contribute to our award winning program in public relations and advertising (PRWeek 2022 Outstanding Education ProgramPRWeek 2023 Second Place Outstanding Education Program).

The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in advertising and offer expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Principles of Advertising
  • Research Methods for PRAD Professionals
  • Computational Advertising/AI and Advertising
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Diversity and Current Issues in Advertising and PR
  • Advertising and PR Ethics
  • Psychology of Advertising

We are looking for individuals committed to both teaching and research excellence, with the passion to elevate DePaul’s national standing in public relations and advertising education. Applications are strongly encouraged from people with demonstrated success in working with a diverse student body.

Scholars with expertise in media planning, digital and social media, and big data analytics will be given prioritized consideration. Applicants are also encouraged to offer more specialized expertise in campaign tailoring such as creativity, entertainment, fashion/apparel, sports communication, and DEIA. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get involved with the Media Engagement Research Lab and the Center for Communication Engagement. There may also be opportunities to teach courses in affiliated College programs like Professional Communication and Sports Communication.

Our location in the heart of Chicago, the nation’s third largest media market and a cultural hub, provides an unparalleled opportunity to forge strong working relationships with key industry professionals and to offer students cutting-edge, pre-professional training. The city of Chicago serves as both our classroom and research laboratory. 

The College of Communication believes in promoting the values of inclusion and equity of opportunity for all faculty, staff, and students. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity and respect for diversity. Community members promote transparency, accountability, fairness, and integrity.

Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, which follows the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul, DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic institution of higher education and also the largest private university in the Midwest. Anchored in the global city of Chicago, the university is committed to outstanding teaching, academic excellence, real world experience, community engagement, and systemic change. DePaul prepares graduates to be successful in their chosen fields and agents of transformation throughout their lives. 

Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. Through education and research, the university addresses the great questions of our day, promoting peaceful, just, and equitable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Since its founding in 1898, DePaul University has remained dedicated to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. 

A Carnegie doctoral/research institution, DePaul serves nearly 22,000 full- and part-time students. DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character distinguishes it from other universities. Its 863 fulltime and 1,679 adjunct faculty members pursue the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. With one campus in the heart of Chicago’s business district and another in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the university’s location in a world-class city offers extensive learning and service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. About 64 percent of DePaul’s 181,000 living alumni reside in the Chicago metropolitan area.


  • A Ph.D. in advertising, communication, mass communication, marketing, or a closely related field (ABD candidates may be considered with the expectation of degree completion by the start date).
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Professional industry experience is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter detailing qualifications and interest
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching evaluations, if applicable
  • Sample publications, if applicable 
  • Contact information for three professional references

To apply, please visit:

Consideration of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2023. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Tony Deng at

DePaul University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equality, and inclusion in all forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.