Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Health Communication)

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Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Communication Studies (Health Communication) Job Posting Number 20190067FAC Job Location San Marcos Department Department of Communication Studies Position Description

The Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University invites applications for an assistant professor or associate professor in health communication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, health campaigns, and other courses that align with their research specialization.

We are particularly searching for scholars who would teach undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative research methods and/or intercultural communication (including, but not limited to, sociocultural health topics like global health communication and health communication in vulnerable populations). We seek applicants who have personal experience with and/or share our commitment to educational equity, social justice, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented and systematically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

• Earned a Ph.D. in communication, communication studies, or closely related discipline by the start date.
• Demonstrated expertise in health communication (i.e., coursework, teaching, and/or research in this area).
• Evidence of university-level teaching experience.
• Evidence of research conducted in health communication.
• To be eligible for hire at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank, candidates must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrate research productivity through peer-reviewed scholarship, including published articles and the presentation of research papers at professional conferences.
• Are prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative methods and/or intercultural communication (including, but not limited to, sociocultural health topics).
• Provide evidence of externally-funded research experience and/or community development program experience.
• Demonstrate ability to mentor and teach diverse undergraduate and graduate students in academic, professional, or civic pursuits.
• Demonstrate consistent engagement in service to the department, university, and/or discipline.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/23613.

To assure full consideration, please submit the following by November 15, 2018: (1) a cover letter discussing qualifications and fit with job description; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a statement detailing research program and goals (including externally funded research or community development experience); (5) a statement detailing personal experience with and vision for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Texas State; (6) unofficial transcripts; and (7) contact information for three references.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Tricia Burke, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected].

Proposed Start Date Fall 2019 Open Date Review Date 11/15/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Legal Notices

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Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Transcripts
  7. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/29/2018
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