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Scholar in Residence

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The College of Media, Communications and Information encourages applications for an Advertising Strategy Scholar in Residence! This full-time faculty position within Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design will teach seven courses per year, playing a key role in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of advertising strategy curriculum and developing standard syllabi for core courses. In addition, the instructor will help the department develop and oversee student participation in the Effie Awards competition. The instructor will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with the advertising industry, generating opportunities for students to meet professionals. This position will have a one-year term. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2021.

We are looking for a visionary who can help us build a national reputation for our advertising strategy program. The advertising strategy program includes account management, account planning, and media analytics. Currently, the CU advertising creative students are among the most consistent winners from a four-year university at the ONE Club’s student competition. We’d like 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 College of Media, Communication and Information 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 commitment 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 andsexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$70,000 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.

Be Statements

Be Innovative. Be Visionary. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree in advertising or a related field.
  • Experience developing brand and communications strategies for nationally or internationally recognized brands. 
  • More than five years of experience working with senior management.
  • Experience conducting primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • At least 10 years of industry experience in creatively driven, award-winning ad agencies as recognized by national or international awards. 
  • An MBA or master's degree in any academic field is preferred.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. You will need to enter contact information for three (3) references during the application process. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 
For full consideration, please submit an application by June 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

All job-related inquiries should be directed to the search chair for this posting, Associate Professor Kelty Logan 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: Associate Professor Kelty Logan

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