Faculty Openings


Tenure-track assistant or associate professor in Strategic Communication/Advertising


The University of South Alabama Department of Communication invites applicants for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Strategic Communication/Advertising beginning
Aug. 15, 2017.

The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a field related to strategic communication, specializing in advertising, particularly digital message strategy, and have teaching experience in advertising or public relations; agency experience is preferred.

ABD candidates nearing completion will be considered, but an earned Ph.D. in in Strategic Communication or a closely related field is required at the time of the appointment. The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong research agenda, seek external funding for research and program support, work collaboratively with current faculty, and advise strategic communication students.

The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with four concentrations: Communication Studies, Digital Cinema & Television, Journalism (Multi-Media and Broadcast), and Strategic Communication, along with a graduate program in Communication.

Send a letter of interest, vita, original college/university transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

James Aucoin,  Department Chair
University of South Alabama
Department of Communication
6021 USA Drive South,
Mobile, AL 36688.

 Materials must be received by March 15, 2017, to receive full consideration. For more information, call (251) 380-2806 or email jaucoin@southalabama.edu.

Questions related to the position or application process should be directed to: James Aucoin, Department Chair, at (251) 380-2806 or
Patricia Mark, Search Committee Chair, at (251) 380-2802.


The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.




General Information 

Since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has offered a superb, well-rounded educational experience with high academic standards.

The University is located on the upper Gulf Coast, in Mobile, Alabama in the growing and cosmopolitan area on the beautiful Mobile Bay (www.mobile.org). Mobile is a major business, cultural, and recreational center, located approximately 150 miles from New Orleans and 50 miles from the Florida Panhandle.

With the planned Airbus assembly plant in Mobile, the city is poised to experience an economic boom within the next two to five years;
The University is poised for growth.

The University's five-year strategic plan calls for growing enrollments to 20,000 students. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers concentrations in Broadcast & Multi-media Journalism, Communication Studies, Digital Cinema & Television, and  Strategic Communication. The department's facilities offer state-of-the art equipment, computer labs, and student media.