The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor whose scholarship centers on interpersonal and/or family communication. The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024.
This full-time position will be filled by a scholar who will contribute to the CAS department’s mission with regard to the scientific study of communication. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in theoretically grounded scholarship and possess expertise in quantitative methods, such as statistical methods for analyzing interaction and interdependent data. The successful candidate will complement the current CAS communication science faculty’s focus on interpersonal communication and relationships, computer-mediated communication, social influence, health communication, and group dynamics.
Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor in CAS must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the time of the appointment, as well as a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and teaching effectiveness. Duties will involve a combination of teaching, research, and service, based on the candidate’s qualifications.
Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor in CAS must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the time of the appointment and have established a robust record of scholarly publication, teaching effectiveness, and student mentoring. Duties will involve a combination of teaching, research, and service, based on the candidate’s qualifications.
For both ranks, responsibilities will include conducting research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, course development in the area of specialty, supervision of theses and dissertations, and involvement in other departmental activities.
The committee welcomes applications from communication science scholars who are from and/or conduct research within underrepresented communities. Candidates for both ranks must demonstrate an appreciation for working alongside diverse colleagues in the humanities and the social sciences. In addition, successful candidates should either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.
Applications must be submitted to the Penn State’s Job Posting Board and include a cover letter describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience; a CV; representative publications (typically three); evidence of effective teaching; and the names of three references who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. The online application system limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5 MB per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.
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