The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal or relational communication with an emphasis on health communication at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor to begin August 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline in hand by August 15, 2018. A strong theory-driven research record is required, as is expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research. We seek a social scientist who also appreciates humanistic scholarship in communication. Also required is evidence of excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within their specialty area and across the Department. For an appointment at the level of associate professor, applicants must meet the criteria from the College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa: https://clas.uiowa.edu/faculty/faculty-appointments-review-criteria-faculty-rank.
Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, interpersonal communication in health contexts, health outcomes associated with interpersonal processes, supportive communication, health informatics, provider-patient communication, social networks, health information-seeking online, patient uses of technology, or physiological responses to health-related communication. Desirable qualifications include the ability to strengthen interdisciplinary connections with other units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, as well as the colleges of health sciences within the university. Funded grant experience is desirable, as is a history of student supervision and mentoring.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community with faculty from diverse research backgrounds, including interpersonal communication and relationships, media studies, and rhetoric and public advocacy. The successful candidate will have access to the Department's two fully-equipped communication interaction labs, several research work stations, as well as the department participant pool. The University and Department value interdisciplinary work and there are many opportunities for collaboration with other colleges, including the College or Medicine and the associated large teaching hospital, the College of Public Health, and other colleges of health sciences within the University.
The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration of employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should also submit the names of three references who are able to provide letters of recommendation. The application materials must be submitted through UI's online application system (http://jobs.uiowa.edu). Refer to acquisition #71590. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair: Tim Havens (email@example.com). Review of materials will begin October 9 and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline, in hand by August 15, 2018.
Strong theory-driven research record
Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods research
Evidence of excellence in undergraduate/graduate education and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialty and across the department
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.