Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- College of the Liberal Arts
- Communication Arts and Sciences
The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor who will build capacity in the Communication, Science, and Society Initiative (CSSI), a joint undertaking of CAS and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The full-time position will be filled by an Assistant Professor who complements the CAS department’s mission with regard to either the scientific study of communication or the study of rhetoric. The successful applicant will also contribute to theory and research that advances the goals of the CSSI: (a) to improve the individual and collective well-being of humanity through communication scholarship in collaboration with life scientists, (b) to foster transdisciplinary collaboration, especially with the life sciences, driven by concrete social exigencies and opportunities, and (c) to exercise national leadership in communication theory, research, and practices through these activities. The Huck Institutes’ mission is to catalyze and facilitate excellence in interdisciplinary research in the life sciences at Penn State. The Huck Institutes include research centers that promote cutting-edge, interdisciplinary science on topics such as neuroscience, biological embedding of stress, ecological systems, genomics, and biomedicine and health sciences, including reproductive health. It is imperative that the applicant identify the research unit in which they could participate and elaborate on their fit with that unit. A list of Huck research centers and institutes, graduate degree programs, and core facilities can be found at https://www.huck.psu.edu/. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, be well grounded in the communication discipline, complement and strengthen core interests of faculty in CAS, and be willing to collaborate with the broader university community, especially the Huck Institutes. A Ph.D. in a related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should provide clear evidence of scholarly and teaching excellence and service to the discipline. In addition to conducting research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, responsibilities include course development in the area of specialty, supervision of theses and dissertations, and involvement in other departmental activities. Additional considerations in reviewing candidates include interest in grant-based research, the desire to engage in interdisciplinary research, and an appreciation for working alongside diverse colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences. Applications must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience, along with a CV, representative publications (typically three), evidence of effective teaching, and the names of three references who may be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries may be sent to Professors Bradford Vivian at email@example.com or James Dillard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August, 2020.
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