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Jennifer A. Samp, Chair

University of Georgia

Amanda Holmstrom, Vice Chair

Michigan State University


Keli Fazio, Secretary

College of New Jersey

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Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: The Department of Communication at Rutgers University seeks an assistant, associate, full, or distinguished professor whose research focuses on Interpersonal Relationships and Health to join the department in Fall 2019. We seek candidates for this position whose scholarship focuses on the ways in which communication in interpersonal relationships is involved in the management and maintenance of health and wellness. We invite applications from scholars studying communication in various types of relationships, including family, romantic, friendship, professional, and/or patient-provider relationships, and the ways in which communication in such relationships relates to a wide range of health and wellness issues. We are particularly interested in scholars who investigate how personal relationships, families, social networks, and/or healthcare providers are collectively involved in: • promoting or undermining health behavior • seeking/sharing information and/or managing privacy regarding health • providing social support for individuals coping with illness • facilitating access to quality healthcare for individuals from marginalized populations • making decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and compliance • coping with stressors associated with long-term or palliative care We encourage applications from scholars conducting theory-driven research that addresses socially significant issues. Our full-time faculty span a wide range of empirical approaches in their research, and we are open to applications from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods scholars. We look forward to welcoming a new colleague who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and masters programs and our highly-regarded interdisciplinary school-wide Ph.D. program. Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars in the fields of Communication, Library and Information Science, and Journalism and Media Studies, providing unique opportunities for cross-cutting, interdisciplinary partnerships within the school. Rutgers University boasts nationally-renowned schools of medicine and health, as well as a teaching hospital, and is closely connected to the thriving network of healthcare institutions in the greater New Jersey/New York area, offering opportunities for collaboration within the university and the surrounding community. Given the vibrant scholarly climate in the school and rich prospects for engaged public research in the area, we embrace the university’s goals of promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our networks and programs. For more information about the School of Communication and Information, see: Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments. Minimum Education and Experience A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Communication or a relevant field is expected as of August 2019. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top‐tier peer‐reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior‐level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service. A record of external funding is a plus. Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references with contact information. Active review of applications will begin after October 5, so applicants seeking full consideration should submit materials by end of day on October 5. For more details and to submit an application, go to:
Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Jennifer A. Samp wrote on the Divisions: Interpersonal Communication wall: Job Position at the University of Tennessee Announcement of Faculty Position School of Communication Studies University of Tennessee Date of Appointment: August 1, 2019 Academic Rank: Assistant Professor Nature of Position: The School of Communication Studies seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2019. We seek a social scientific communication theorist with clear potential to engage in programmatic research. The candidate will complement and extend the faculty’s current strengths in interpersonal or organizational communication and make effective use of the School’s resources. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for externally funded research. Ph.D. in communication, evidence of excellence in research and teaching commensurate with appointment at a Carnegie classified Research University are required at the time of appointment. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as performing service, to include graduate/undergraduate mentoring. The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience. The School: The School of Communication Studies includes ten full-time faculty with expertise in social scientific interpersonal and organizational communication theory. Specific strengths of the interpersonal faculty include social cognition, conflict, persuasion, social support, and disclosure. Specific strengths of the organizational faculty include intra- and inter-group relations, privacy management, socialization, and organizational communication effectiveness. School resources include a large subject pool, a message effects lab, public speaking center, and a professional staff to assist with grants and contracts. The School participates in the college-wide M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Approximately six doctoral students and 15 Master’s students are currently enrolled in the communication concentration. The School also includes approximately 475 undergraduate majors and enrolls more than 2,700 students per term in its courses. The College: The College of Communication and Information consists of four schools: the School of Advertising and Public Relations, the School of Communication Studies, the School of Information Sciences, and the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The College has a collaborative, research active faculty. College faculty regularly engage in partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, governmental agencies, the University of Tennessee Extension, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, as well as academic departments internal and external to the University. These research activities are supported by the college’s Center for Information and Communication Studies. The College includes approximately 1,300 majors and pre-majors, and enrolls more than 5,800 students per year. The University: Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee enrolls approximately 30,000 students at its Knoxville campus. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the state’s only public Carnegie Doctoral: Highest Research Activity University and is currently ranked among the nation’s Top 50 public universities. EEO/AA/ Title VI/ Title IX/ADEA: All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. Application Process: To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy, a representative scholarly writing sample, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three references in a single PDF to Direct questions to the search committee chair: Dr. Michael Kotowski (865) 974-7070 Review of applications begins October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Jessica Frampton joined the group Divisions: Interpersonal Communication.
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

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