Assistant Professor Position at the University of Alabama

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-earning, assistant professor position in interpersonal communication to begin 16 August 2017. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. prior to the start date. Those with an already-established program of research and publication are preferred.

The successful candidate will be eligible for graduate faculty status in an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Communication & Information Sciences, will be expected to maintain an active, ongoing program of research and professional activities within a growing and dynamic departmental community, and will have a strong commitment to instructional excellence. Experience in research grant writing is desirable. Instructional responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, as assigned, collaborating in developing interpersonal communication as a research area in the departmental M.A. and college-wide doctoral programs, directing and serving on thesis and dissertation committees, and advising undergraduate and graduate students, at both M.A. and doctoral levels.

The desired candidate’s research and teaching interests will be primarily focused in interpersonal communication, with particular expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: family or relational communication, nonverbal, health, coping, civility, conflict, mediated identities, and prosocial, deceptive, or transgressive communication. We welcome all methodological orientations. As a member of the department, the successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, both M.A. and doctoral, which match the research and teaching interests of the candidate. The candidate will also serve on department, college, and university committees and help contribute to a collegial, inclusive, and dynamic scholarly community.

Those with an interest in the position may apply at Follow the online directions to upload these required materials: (1) a cover letter providing evidence of scholarship and teaching ability, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, (4) a description of the candidate’s research program, and (5) the names and communication addresses of three professional references. Only completed files will be evaluated. Review of applicants will begin 1 March and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Meares at

The University of Alabama is committed to promoting diversity. Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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