The University of the Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Communication (non-tenure track, 10-months), to begin August 15, 2021.
The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in communication with a focus in health communication, organizational communication, and/or professional communication. Teaching responsibilities will include four communication courses (12 credit hours) each semester. Courses will include a mix of introductory courses in communication studies, advanced undergraduate courses in the faculty’s area of interest, and graduate courses. The successful candidate will also participate in university service activities and supervise students enrolled in the minor in communications.
The University of the Sciences is a highly selective, private university of approximately 2,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in healthcare and science. University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelors through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Nestled in the heart of University City, just west of Center City Philadelphia, the campus is bordered by the neighborhood’s stately, tree-lined streets and sits adjacent to sprawling, picturesque Clark Park.
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary one composed of 10 full-time faculty members whose interests span the disciplines of psychology, communications, sociology, and anthropology. The department supports majors in psychology and neuroscience, minors in the social and communication sciences, a master’s program in health psychology, and a graduate certificate in health communication. Areas of faculty inquiry and expertise are diverse, but focus broadly around topics of health, neuroscience, cognition, wellness promotion, and behavior change.
Our department is committed to equity and diversity in all areas. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups.
Ph.D. in communications with focus in health communication, organizational communication, professional communication, or related field is highly desirable. Strong candidates who are ABD will be considered.
Prior teaching experience.
Finalist will be required to successfully complete a background check.
Please submit the following documents:
CV and cover letter describing relevant experience and teaching interests.
Statement of your teaching philosophy.
Three letters of recommendation.
Note to Applicants:
When applying to this position, on the “My Experience Page” and under the “Resume/CV” heading where it is indicated to “Upload a File” please attach all the required documents separately and then click the upload button.
Internal Number: R574
About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.