Position overviewPosition title: Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication (LPSOE)
Open date: November 17, 2022
Most recent review date: Monday, Dec 19, 2022 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.
The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), a Teaching Professor who may earn the equivalent of tenure. The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused (tenure-track) faculty series but with greater emphasis upon excellence in teaching and engagement in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. Candidates should have strong skills and accomplishments in, and commitment to, teaching in a theoretical and empirical social science research-oriented program. Additional expertise in quantitative research methods, organizational communication, and media, as well as experience working with diverse groups, are also desired. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in directing the Department’s basic courses that are taken by prospective majors, and in training/coordinating their graduate teaching assistants.
The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with strong knowledge of communication theory and research. The successful candidate will be expected to remain familiar with the Department’s core subjects in interpersonal and intergroup communication, media and digital communication, and organizational and group communication, as well as the field of Communication generally. The LPSOE will include a teaching workload equivalent to 7 courses, across three quarters. These courses primarily include lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses, with the possibility of a graduate seminar in a specialized area. Summer teaching opportunities for additional compensation may also be available.
In addition to teaching, the LPSOE will also make substantial contributions in the areas of professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, and university and public service; please refer to https://ucsb.box.com/s/z9q3z7r44uw997fgr6gaab8fjup7teng for additional details. Although original research is not required, contributions to pedagogy through publication and other means are encouraged.
With 2,000 majors, the Department of Communication is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just climate. UCSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Applicants with previous experience with communities of color or other minoritized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. UCSB is ranked in the top 7 public universities in the United States, and the Department of Communication is ranked 5th in worldwide comparisons. The University offers several programs to support incoming faculty, including housing assistance (https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-housing).
This position will remain open until filled.
The Department 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.
Applicants must be at least all but dissertation and on track toward a Ph.D. in Communication (or related field) by the time of application.
A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Communication or a related field is required by the time of appointment, ideally July 1, 2023.
Candidates should have strong skills and accomplishments in, and commitment to, teaching in a theoretical and empirical social science research-oriented program. Additional expertise in quantitative research methods, organizational communication, and media, as well as experience working with diverse groups, are also desired.
Cover Letter - Please highlight your qualifications, teaching capabilities, and experiences in curriculum development.
Statement of Teaching - Please describe your teaching style and how you will adapt your courses to changes in the field.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, service, and/or research.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness - Please provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and courses taught.
1 Sample of published or completed research
- 3 letters of reference required
Please solicit letters of recommendation from your reference contacts to be considered "complete". Please note: These letters are solicited through UCRecruit, and not offline.
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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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.