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Located in the College of Communication and Information, the School of Advertising and Public Relations houses two of the most popular majors at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The Advertising and Public Relations programs offer Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. The programs are nationally and internationally recognized and accredited for the quality of their scholarship and instruction. 

Our program offers opportunities beyond the classroom that involve professional internships across the nation, study abroad in Sydney Australia, Siena Italy and other exciting locations, and school sponsored trips to network with industry leaders and alumni in New York, Nashville, and Atlanta. With its nationally recognized educators and wide-ranging opportunities, the School of Advertising and Public Relations continues to be a program of excellence at The University of Tennessee, preparing students and scholars to become innovative leaders in their respective fields

For more information please contact the Coordinator for the School of Advertising and Public Relations, Lauren Ziegler at

Director Search, School of Advertising & PR


Position Description

Director, School of Advertising and Public Relations

College of Communication and Information

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


The School of Advertising and Public Relations in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is conducting a search for the position of Director of the School. A Ph.D. is required for this 12-month position.  The successful applicant will hold the rank of Full Professor or meet the University of Tennessee’s criteria for Full Professor upon hire and will be eligible for tenure upon hire.  The salary is competitive and based on experience and academic credentials.

Candidates should have: strong intellectual, organizational, diplomatic and leadership skills; a strong record of research, teaching and service; the ability to build strong, positive relationships with all members of the School, with other CCI and UTK schools/departments, and the administration of the College and University; the ability to effectively manage School resources and staff; the ability to effectively represent the program externally; and the ability to maintain scholarly activity and actively promote research and scholarship in the School. The Director will provide leadership for the School in relation to the comprehensive academic program of the university, the infrastructure necessary for support of advertising and public relations programs, and through annual review of faculty and staff. For more details, see the UTK Faculty Handbook. Applicants should have knowledge of and a commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Fall 2019 ADPR Social Media Intern

Social Media Intern Position 
Paid Internship, approximately 10 hours / week 

Submit your cover letter, resume, and social media samples in a PDF to by April 22.

Please use the Subject Line Social Media Intern Application

Required Skills: 
Junior or Senior in good academic standing at the University of Tennessee
Social Media Experience
Paid Social Advertising Experience 
Basic Design Skills 
Social Media Analyzing (Content Calendars, etc.)
Ability to work across Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

Strong written communication