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Copywriting Faculty Position

at VCU Brandcenter (Richmond, VA) Permanent Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position.  At the Brandcenter, students interested in top careers in art direction, copywriting, communication strategy, creative brand management and creative technology are given a thorough history and overview of the industry and current issues as well as experience developing advertising campaigns and branding projects.

We are looking for a very special individual.  An advertising professional with at least 10 years of industry experience who is ready to share his or her knowledge with the next generation of advertising and branding talent.  A copywriter whose experience bridges the world of traditional broadcast and print advertising with todays new mobile, social and cross platform opportunities.  This individual must be able to inspire and encourage young talent, to teach students of our Creative Copywriting Track how to think creatively and strategically and be able to put that thinking into well-crafted words.  To ready them for a career in a field that requires big ideas that can translate across all disciplines.  This man or woman must be able to translate his or her knowledge into classes that take students from aspiring copywriters to professionals whose work stands out from the thousands of hopefuls all looking to break into the field.

This position is a 9-month, full time instructional position.  Must have an advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.   Outstanding industry recognition in the advertising industry required. Teaching at the college-level is preferred. Duties will include teaching graduate level students (and occasionally undergraduate students) a variety of creative courses, recruiting, serving on various committees and other program service.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

If this is something that speaks to you, this opportunity to give back and teach what you’ve learned please send a letter of application, vitae or resume, list of references and  a link to your website or electronic sample of your work to Andrea Groat, VCU Brandcenter, 103 S. Jefferson St, Richmond, VA  23284.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until filled.  Proposed start date 8/16/13..  Check our website at for more details about our program. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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