Health Communication, Associate Professor

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810799

Position Summary: The Department of Journalism & Creative Media in the College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time associate professor in the area of health communication.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Journalism & Creative Media in the College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time associate professor in the area of health communication. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teach courses in health communication. Candidates are welcome from all subfield specializations in health communication, including emerging media, health information, health journalism, health disparities, and health research focusing on diverse populations or related areas. The ideal candidate should have a record of success in securing external research funding. The College of Communication and Information Sciences is comprised of four academic units: The Department of Advertising and Public Relations; The Department of Communication Studies; The Department of Journalism and Creative Media; and The School of Library and Information Studies. The College includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program in which health communication is an emerging area of emphasis. The College is home to the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis, and focus group facilities, a newly developed human communication lab, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College's Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state's Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market, and the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. The successful candidate is expected to bolster our graduate offerings in health communication and to collaborate across the college and university on health communication initiatives. The University of Alabama has recently created the Alabama Life Research Institute, which serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary biopsychosocial research that seeks to investigate the human condition at all levels. The successful candidate in this position will collaborate with the Institute and with others from across the University, as well as with peer institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and concerned individuals in an effort to improve life throughout the state, globally, and for future generations. A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a mid-career-level appointment at a major research institution. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 37,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse, metropolitan area with a population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning's drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. For information about the university, see https://ua.edu. For more information about the College of Communication and Information Sciences see https://cis.ua.edu. Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Kim Bissell (205-348-8547 - kbissell@ua.edu). The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants.

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