The Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut welcomes applications for a tenured faculty position in Science Communication at the appointment of Associate Professor or Professor commensurate with the appointee's record.
The position will be based on our main campus in Storrs, CT, and will begin on August 23, 2020. Consistent with the Department's quantitative approach to the discipline, we seek applicants whose research agenda takes a social scientific approach in any one of a number of science communication research areas, including but not limited to: environmental communication; risk communication; public perception of science; cross cultural effects/science knowledge gaps; science and politics; science disinformation and social media; climate change communication; health communication; communication and controversial technologies. Candidates are expected to continue or establish an internationally recognized program of research, and bring in external funding to support these initiatives.
The Department of Communication has 17 tenured and tenure track faculty members and 5 Assistant Professors-in-Residence, approximately 40 graduate students and 900 undergraduate majors. UConn is ranked as the top public university in New England, and among the top 25 public universities nationwide. For more information see www.comm.uconn.edu.
A Ph.D. in Communication is required. Research and teaching qualifications must align with description above. Scholarly record should be appropriate for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor at a Research 1 institution.
Established record of federal level research funding/and or funding from private organizations. History of mentoring and advising graduate students. Record of engaging with journalists and/or policy makers on matters of science communication. Strong ability or interest in exploring multi-disciplinary research opportunities across the University.
This is a 9-month, tenured position at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of full Professor or Associate Professor, with tenure. Teaching load includes two courses per semester. Summer teaching opportunities are also available on an ad hoc basis. Salary and rank is based on upon qualifications and experience.
Please use this linkhttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14801to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of your commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and applying effective pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles). Please include the search number #2020164 with all correspondence. The evaluation of applicants will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.(Search #493512)
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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