Visiting Professor Program Fact Sheet
The ANA Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program (VPP). In 2020, the program will be held in June in New York in partnership with Fordham University and Chicago in partnership with Loyola University. The Los Angeles Immersion will take place in July 2020 in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles. Professors can now apply for the 2020 VPP.
Application deadline: February 14, 2020.
Application has now closed for 2020 VPP.
See what professors from the Class of 2019 VPPs had to say:
Immersion (NYC, Chicago and LA)
An Immersion into the latest innovations in current marketing and advertising practice. Participating companies will be agencies, marketers and media companies such as: R/GA, IBM, Ogilvy, Facebook, McCann and Wavemaker. Topic areas will include social media, global brand building, consumer insights, the future of media, data analytics and diversity. The Immersion is most suited to professors seeking an overview of the latest developments in the field in order to infuse his or her teaching with real-world cases and industry insights.
Fordham University in New York City will host a Welcome Session on Monday, June 1. The Immersion will be limited to 35 professors and will be held from Tuesday, June 2 to Friday, June 5.
Loyola University Chicago will host a Welcome Session on Monday, June 15, The Immersion will be limited to 15 professors and will be held from Tuesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 18.
University of California, Los Angeles will host a Welcome Session on Monday, July 13. The Immersion will be limited to 15 professors and will be held from Tuesday, July 14 – Thursday, July 17.
Housing will be provided at no cost for professors at the following schools:
Accommodations for the VPP in NYC have been made available through a collaboration with Fordham University’s Center for Positive Marketing and will be on campus. Housing will be at the Lincoln Center campus in the heart of the city.
Accommodations for the VPP in Chicago have been made available through a collaboration with Loyola University Chicago and will be on campus. Housing will be at the Baumhart Lodging located just blocks west of the historic Water Tower.
Accommodations for the VPP in Los Angeles have been made available through a collaboration with UCLA. Housing will be at the modern Sunset Village – located on ‘The Hill.’
Professors in NYC and Chicago will receive a $200 stipend for meals. In Los Angeles all meals are included, therefore a stipend will not be given.
Due date: February 14, 2020
Statement and supporting items
Please provide a statement (300 words maximum) explaining why you wish to participate in the program. Identify a challenge that you have in the classroom and explain how the VPP will help you address the challenge.
All professors are asked to provide a two-minute video shot with a cell phone or a computer webcam. We are not looking for professional videos. Please hold cell phones horizontally when making your video. Topic suggestions include:
- Most interesting teaching moment or research finding in your career
- Most interesting or surprising example of advertising that has caught your eye recently and why
- Discuss something about you that is not on your application
- What is your passion
- Most striking thing you have noticed about student culture today on campus
Notifications: April 1, 2020
- Please do not apply if you have participated in the program within the last ten years
- The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the US
Sharon Hudson, VP, Program Manager
Thanks to our housing partners:
"Great mix of technical info and real life experience to justify it. Easily the best guest lecture I’ve had in college. So relevant and informative."— Student at Villanova University after AEF sent speaker from BBDO