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Assistant Professor in Health Communication

Position overview

Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 7/1/22

Application Window

Open date: November 3rd, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position.

The Department seeks a scholar who demonstrates knowledge of classic and burgeoning theoretical perspectives central to the study of health communication. Research related to health decision-making and behavior, prevention of illness and early mortality, racial and social disparities, media influence, digital environments, international health, or community capacity building and impact is of particular interest. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup, media and technology, and organizational communication. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

This position will remain open until filled.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

All applicants must complete all requirements for a Ph.D (or equivalent) in a Communication or related social science field except dissertation by the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related social scientific field is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates should have strong methodological skills; a record of publishing theoretically-oriented, rigorous empirical research; and an appreciation of the broader implications of their work.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please solicit letters of recommendation from your reference contacts to be considered "complete".

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.