The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Communication Science with a specialization in health communication. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2017.
The successful candidate will have or show clear promise of a strong research program in health communication employing quantitative research methods. Experience with extramural research funding is highly desirable along with an interest in pursuing extramural funding (e.g., grants and contracts). The successful candidate will have an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, communication theory, and quantitative research methods. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment. They must also have the ability to advise graduate students. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable. Candidates who study underserved populations and/or global health issues are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department of Communication houses a Center for Health and Risk Communication (http://www.healthriskcenter.umd.edu); a Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership (http://www.comm.center.umd.edu); and an Oral Communication Center (https://www.comm.umd.edu/undergraduate/OCC). The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Communication and an M.P.S. degree in Interpreting or Translation. The department features research areas in Communication Science, Public Relations, and Rhetoric and Political Culture. The university is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. The area is the home to a number of preeminent federal funding agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
For best consideration, candidates should submit complete applications by October 1, 2016. The application should include a letter of application that describes the applicant’s research interests and other qualifications, a curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of three reference providers, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample(s) of recent research. Application materials should be submitted to https://ejobs.umd.edu.
Applicants with questions should email Dr. Xiaoli Nan, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com.
Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site (http://www.comm.umd.edu).