Job description

JOB NO.: 92164-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time

Department: L&S/JOURN & MASS COM/JN & MASS

Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Instructional

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 92164-FA

Working Title: Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 20, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $70,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in communications or related field completed or expected by August 2018.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

We invite applications from scholars committed to health communication research of all kinds, but are particularly interested in the following areas of inquiry: health disparities, health promotion and social marketing, community health, health behavior, health policy, global health, health literacy, and health information technologies. Applicants who research and/or teach with a focus on communities of color or otherwise marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a methodologically diverse department, and seek to complement existing strengths in quantitative, qualitative, and computational approaches to communication research.

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a full-time assistant professor with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in health communication research, teaching, service and outreach.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will join a community of productive scholars who value a wide variety of conceptual, methodological, and analytical perspectives. Our current faculty members' interests include media psychology and sociology; political communication; health communication; law, history and ethics of mass media; media ecologies and journalism studies; international communication; communication and neuroscience; computational communication science; media studies of race and gender; and new media technologies. These faculty members are also involved in teaching an innovative undergraduate curriculum and oversee one of the nation's top graduate programs.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to one of the oldest schools of journalism and mass communication in the United States. The School, as a department within the College of Letters and Science, is part of one of the nation?s finest public universities and enjoys outstanding intellectual resources, teaching and research laboratories, and various sources of research support. UW-Madison ranks fifth in the world for communication and media studies, and the School offers leading doctoral, masters, and undergradaute programs. The School houses the Center for Communication and Democracy, the Center for Journalism Ethics, the Mass Communication Research Center, and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. SJMC faculty run several working research labs, including the Physiology and Communication Effects lab and the Video Game Research Lab. UW-Madison is known for its interdisciplinary, international character, something that is evidenced through the many affiliations our faculty maintain with other units on campus as well as collaborations around the world.

Located at the nexus of four beautiful lakes, Madison, the state capital, consistently ranks among the top American cities for its quality of life. University employees enjoy a thriving entertainment, cultural, sports, and "foodie" environment.


Dhavan Shah
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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, candidates must apply online at, search for position 92164 and click on "Apply Now". Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter detailing research interests, teaching qualifications, and professional experience; curriculum vitae; and two samples of scholarly work. Candidates will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. References of finalists will be contacted at a later date and asked to upload a signed letter of reference. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 23, 2017; applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we promote diversity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applications for this position must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 22 2017 Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 2/28/2018
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