Job ID: 167706

Assistant Professor (Communication)

Auburn University

  • Sep. 21, 2021
  • Assistant Professor (Communication)
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication

Job Description Summary
Responsibilities include teaching health communication as well as quantitative research methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and developing graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in health communication and area of specialty. Attention given to those candidates that teach and research healthcare inequalities. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or appropriate creative work. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the school, college, university, and communication associations, such as NCA or ICA, as well as teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in health communication and a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in health communication and related communication processes. They will have taught or have an interest in developing health communication courses, especially courses dealing with healthcare inequities and inequalities. The successful candidate will be willing to teach large lecture courses, and have taught or have an interest in developing online courses and/or study abroad opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications
Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins in Communication or related field. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college-level communication courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. If the candidate fails to complete the doctoral degree by the Aug. 16, 2022, the position will revert to an instructor position and instructor pay. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2023.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

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