College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant / Associate Professor in Health Communication - Dep

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Health Communication. A PhD (or equivalent) in Communication or related fields (e.g., social sciences, nursing, or public health) is required at the time of appointment. Associate Professor applicants should have distinguished records of research and teaching appropriate to a tenured appointment. Assistant Professor applicants must show clear promise of developing distinguished records of independent research and teaching. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Target start date is August 16, 2018. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

We seek an outstanding candidate who specializes in communication and health provision, with a theory-based program of research examining applied communication issues related to healthcare. Potential research foci could include patient-provider communication, communication in medical teams, medical interpreting, clinical communication, interdisciplinary collaboration in health organizations, and the integration of technologies into interactions with patients. We are particularly interested in candidates who have the potential to form connections with the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine and who may contribute to our department's Health Communication Online Master of Science program, which primarily serves individuals working full-time in health-related fields (see

Highly desirable qualifications include: experience collecting data and/or working in health care organizations, a research program that links communication to biomedical outcomes, and the ability to secure external funding.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. The candidates will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 22 graduate faculty members and 16 specialized faculty members. The department supports an undergraduate program, two master's programs (including the online MS program in health communication), and one of the nations' oldest and most distinguished doctoral programs. For more information about us, visit

To apply, create your candidate profile and submit application materials at Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 4, 2017. For further information, please contact: Brian Quick, Professor and Search Chair; PHONE: (217) 333-2683; EMAIL:

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College Name or Administrative Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Assistant / Associate Professor in Health Communication - Department of Communication (F1700083)
Open Date: 08/09/2017
Organization Name: Communication