Job opening at U. Iowa

Tenure-Track Faculty in Interpersonal Communication at the Advanced Assistant/Associate Level The Department of Communication Studies at The University of Iowa invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal, relational, or family communication at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate has a research record that is theory-driven, methodologically rigorous, and complements or builds on already existing areas of strength in the department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline, in hand by August 16, 2017. For an appointment at the level of associate professor, applicants must meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa’s criteria for rank: A strong research record and evidence of excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education are required qualifications for this position. Experience with grant funding, a history of student supervision and mentoring, and an appreciation for working alongside colleagues from both humanistic and social scientific perspectives are desirable qualifications. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community with faculty from diverse research backgrounds, including interpersonal communication and relationships, media studies, and rhetoric and public advocacy. The successful candidate will have access to the Department’s two fully equipped communication interaction labs, several research workstations, as well as the department participant pool. The University and department value interdisciplinary work and there are many possibilities for collaboration with other colleges, such as the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health, as well as other departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should also submit the names of three references who are able to provide letters of recommendation. The application materials must be submitted through UI’s online application system (Jobs@Iowa). Refer to requisition #69363. Questions can be directed to the search committee chairs: Rachel McLaren ( or Steve Duck ( Review of materials will begin on October 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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