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About the College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About UK

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

UK was recently ranked ranked one of America's Best Large Employers (#6) and ranked second nationally in the education category by Forbes Magazine.

About Lexington

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events and a thriving dining scene.

Open Positions

Department of Integrated Strategic Communication
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication. This is a full-time, 9-month faculty reporting directly to the dean of the college with appointment expected at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) with tenure. This position is open to both regular and special title series (for additional information on title series at UK visit The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. 
Qualification and Responsibilities: The new Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) will continue to grow, support, and nurture the collegial culture of the department while working collaboratively across programs and units in the college. This person will be a visionary who will lead with transparency and integrity, with a commitment to engaging with, and strengthening, college- and university-wide initiatives. Administrative experience and understanding of the accreditation process are advantageous. A track record of national and/or international prominence as an ISC scholar (or related field) and experience working in a cross-disciplinary environment are expected.
The successful candidate must hold an advanced degree in a related discipline (earned doctorate preferred) and be eligible to qualify for tenure at the university. The successful candidate must also be a leader with demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/creative activity and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills. 
Members of under-represented groups are highly welcome and encouraged to apply, as are those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the teaching, service and research missions of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, the College of Communication and Information and the University of Kentucky. 

Department of Integrated Strategic Communication
The Department of Integrated Strategic Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for Faculty Lecturer in Integrated Strategic Communication with an anticipated start date of January 2024 .
Job Description
Duties include teaching 3 to 4 courses per semester with an expectation of service to the department and college. We are seeking candidates with professional and teaching experience in strategic communication, including strategic communication writing for a variety of audiences across the disciplines of advertising, public relations and account management. A successful candidate should also be able to supervise internships and teach courses in one or more additional areas of Integrated Strategic Communication, such as public relations, creative advertising strategy, direct response marketing, multimedia techniques, social media management, account management, media planning, data analytics, sales promotion, etc. Candidates will also be encouraged to develop new courses in their areas of expertise.
 Initial terms for lecturers are for one year. However, contracts may be renewed for additional terms based on departmental needs, funding ability, and candidate performance.
A master’s degree in communication or related field, relevant professional experience, and college-level teaching experience are required.

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