Northern Kentucky University's Communication Department is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Communication with an emphasis in Health, to begin August 2020.
Health Communication is one of seven programs in a Department of Communication that also offers a master's degree in communication. The B.A. in Health Communication is the newest program and is one of the few undergraduate Health Communication B.A. programs in the nation. The department is part of the College of Informatics (http://informatics.nku.edu/), which explores the art, science, business, and technology of information. NKU has also created the Institute for Health Innovation, which develops pioneering solutions to health challenges and addresses urgent unmet health needs. Our Health Communication program is a working part of the Institute for Health Innovation, along with other health programs across campus and the community (https://www.nku.edu/ihi.html). NKU, located eight miles south of Cincinnati, is a metropolitan university that values a commitment to multiculturalism, an interest in civic engagement, and learner-centeredness. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.nku.edu/.
Primary Responsibilities :
Successful candidates will be teacher-scholars equipped to offer a variety of courses in the Health Communication core curriculum (see http://nku.catalog.acalog.com/preview_program.php?catoid=11&poid=1742). An ability to teach online classes and classes related to health communication, sociocultural perspectives of health, health campaigns, and communicating health policy are desired aspects of this position.
Although teaching is a primary responsibility (typically a four-course load), candidates are expected to maintain an active research program (course releases are possible, with a course reduction to a three-course load in the first year to help launch research efforts).
Serving on departmental and university committees is also an expected dimension of the faculty member’s role at the institution.
A Ph.D. in Communication or a relevant field is expected. Applicants should have evidence of effective teaching and service and a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research (e.g., publications, conference papers). Applicants will need to upload a letter of application, vita, summaries of the quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations from the most recent two years, three reference letters, and a diversity statement.
The diversity statement should provide the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional career. In line with the University's Affirmative Action Policy, candidates are not expected to disclose their identity or membership either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. Demographic information is solicited through the application process; however, those data are confidential and are not provided to members of the search committee.
In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by November 14, 2019.
Questions regarding the use of the website should be directed to the Human Resources Department at email@example.com. Questions regarding the nature of the position should be directed to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Andrea Lambert South firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.
Minimum Education: Doctorate
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About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.