Adjunct Lecturer in Advertising History

Madison, NJ

Drew University is seeking an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications for the

Spring Term 2022 to teach two sections of Advertising in American History.  The Course Number and section is MCOM 317

Course Description

We are what we buy.  Or is it, we buy what we are?  Advertisers have seconds to convince us to consume their products or ideas, therefore they must rely on well-known tropes, i.e. the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves.  Understanding advertising helps us understand these stories, how things have changed, and how things remain the same. Students will have an opportunity to study the emergence of modern advertising and commodity culture and its evolution to the modern day through the ads themselves, the stories ads tell, and what those stories tell us about American culture and society. Equivalent: HIST 317 CLA-Diversity US.

Total Remuneration: $9000 in bi-weekly disbursements ($4500 per section)


To apply, submit the following materials.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact Information of 3 professional references

Application review will be on a rolling basis as applications are submitted; early applications are encouraged.

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

 Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.  

 To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.