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Current employment opportunities in the Department of Communication. Please scroll down the page to see all listings.

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track) with a full-time, 9-month academic appointment starting September 1, 2020.  We are seeking mid-career applicants with the promise of national and/or international prominence who complement the department’s existing areas of strength. We are especially interested in candidates with a record of enhancing a university’s climate of inclusion through research and/or teaching expertise. A successful candidate’s areas of specialization may include (but are not limited to):  colonialism/postcolonialism/decolonialization; critical race/gender studies; border studies; social inequality; community engagement and intervention; health disparity; workplace diversity; LatinX studies; diasporic communities; intersectionality; transnationalism; queer studies; and/or Africana/Black studies.

Texas A&M Communication faculty are situated within critical, social scientific, and humanistic research traditions, and they engage in intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations. We seek a colleague with a similar commitment to the value of epistemological diversity who will work to enhance the department’s research profile and its commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. We offer our future colleague the opportunity to pursue a number of excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the department and with units across the university, including: Africana Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies, Latin and Mexican American Studies, Center of Digital Humanities, etc.

The department offers PhD, MA, BA, and BS degrees, and has 44 faculty members, more than 40 graduate students, and over 1,500 undergraduate students. Further information regarding the department is available at http://comm.tamu.edu. The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community. We promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and community, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a shared commitment to these values. Moreover, we would particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.

Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) no more than two publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references.  In addition, we request that candidates submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1 page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their research, teaching, and/or service.  Candidates should also identify how they would work to foster diversity and inclusion in the Department of Communication.  Please use the following Interfolio link to apply:   http://apply.interfolio.com/69391. Additional questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Kristan Poirot (poirot@tamu.edu) and Dr. Cara Wallis (cwallis@tamu.edu).

 


 

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Communication

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track) in Health Communication with a 9-month academic appointment starting September 1, 2020.  We are seeking applicants with the promise of national and international prominence in health communication.  Of particular interest are research and teaching expertise on: (1) existing and emerging technologies and health, social media/web-based interventions, and gaming studies; (2) communication interventions for behavior change; and (3) communication practices addressing health disparities/population health.  We are especially interested in candidates who conduct innovative health communication research through the use of quantitative social science methodologies, network/big data analytics, and/or mixed methodologies.

Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.

Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, including with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and the interdisciplinary program on genetics. In addition, Texas A&M’s location, not far from Texas’ large metropolitan areas, permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

The department offers PhD, MA, BA, and BS degrees, and has 44 faculty members, more than 40 graduate students, and over 1,500 undergraduate students. Further information regarding the department is available at http://comm.tamu.edu. The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community. We promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and community, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a shared commitment to these values. Moreover, we would particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send:  (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) no more than two publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references.  In addition, we request that candidates submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1 page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their research, teaching, and/or service.  Candidates should also identify how they would work to foster diversity and inclusion in the Department of Communication.  Please use the following Interfolio link to apply:   http://apply.interfolio.com/68502.  Additional questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Street (r-street@tamu.edu).