A faculty position at Portland State University

The Department of Communication seeks a full-­‐time, nine-­‐month, tenure-­‐track/tenured, Assistant or Associate rank position to begin September 16th, 2017. The department seeks a scholar with a record and promise of research productivity in Environmental, Risk, and Science Communication; candidates should have expertise in quantitative methods. Job requirements include publishing research, pursuing external funding, effectively teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in departmental and university service. This position is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ interdisciplinary cluster hire focusing on “Environmental Extremes (impacts, adaptations, and solutions)” and includes seven additional faculty hires in the Departments of English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, and Environmental Science and Management.

Candidates must be able to teach courses in one or more specific topics in environmental, risk, and science communication. Although not required, optimal candidates will also have some affinity with other areas of departmental focus, which include: health, (new) media, political communication,   and organizational communication. Applicants must have their Ph.D. (in Communication or a   closely allied discipline) in hand by time of hire (i.e., by September 16th, 2017).

PSU is Oregon’s urban research university, with approximately 29,000 students. PSU is an Affirmative-­‐Action, Equal-­‐Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from candidates who support diversity. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. PSU offers an excellent benefits package (including healthcare), a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employees, their spouses, and their dependents. PSU offers benefits to same-­‐sex and different sex domestic partners. Candidates are encouraged to utilize PSU’s total-­‐ compensation  calculator  (http://www.pdx.edu/hr/psu-­‐total-­‐compensation-­‐calculator).  For  more information about our department and university, please visit our website (http://pdx.edu/communication).


To apply, please visit the Portland State University Human Resources website:   https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/20717. In addition to filling out the required fields, you will be required to submit/attach the following information:  (1) cover letter of application, which should include complete contact information (including email and phone); (2) curriculum vitae; (3) up to three samples of published (or in-­‐press) research; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student-­‐evaluation scores for courses taught); and (5) a separate page with the name and contact information of three people who agree to act as references/recommenders. Note that actual letters of reference will be requested later after an initial review of applications. Review of applications   will begin October 3, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any difficulties   or questions, please contact Dr. Jeffrey D. Robinson via email (jeffreyr@pdx.edu) with the subject line “COMM Job Search 2017” or directly via cell phone (971-­‐400-­‐4125).