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The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for three Associate or Full Professors starting September 1, 2014.  The three positions are intended to build our strength in departmental and university initiatives regarding democratic practice, health, and global media and technology.  They offer a unique opportunity for senior scholars to provide leadership in building on our strengths in these areas and enhancing the national and international prominence of the department.

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 55 graduate students, and over 1000 undergraduate majors.  Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 53,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States.  The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5000 international students from 124 countries. We seek candidates who can teach in a diverse and global classroom.  It ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $700 million dollars per year), and in total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

Position #1:  Associate/Full Professor in Rhetoric.

The position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices. We seek scholars to support our existing strengths in Rhetoric and Public Affairs while also having complementary interests with our other departmental areas, including Organizational Communication, Health Communication, and Telecommunication & Media Studies.  Applications from scholars of rhetoric and public affairs, deliberative democracy and the public sphere, social movements, citizenship, feminist approaches to political rhetoric, public memory, or politics and visual culture are particularly welcomed.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2013, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Jennifer Mercieca (mercieca AT tamu.edu) Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234 (emailed applications are preferred).  References will not be contacted without permission.

Position #2:  Associate/Full Professor in Health Communication.

Applicants will have a nationally or internationally prominent program of research in one or more of the following four areas: 1) clinician-patient communication with a focus on medical decision-making, behavior change, and health outcomes; 2) media campaigns and interventions in the context of behavior change; 3) health and new communication technologies including social interaction through computers, social media, and mobile technologies; or 4) technology and healthcare involving either the effectiveness and quality of health care delivery or the related use of technology and rapid learning organization systems. Applicants will have a strong background in either qualitative or quantitative research methods. Experience with grant funding is desirable.

Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.

Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, including with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Rural Public Health, and the Department of Health & Kinesiology. In addition, Texas A&M’s location not far from Texas’ large metropolitan areas permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

To receive full consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2013, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Christopher Beaudoin (beaudoin AT tamu.edu), Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234 (emailed applications are preferred).  References will not be contacted without permission.

Position #3:  Associate/Full Professor in Global Media and Technology.

This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Global Media and Technology, which explores the relationships between global media, information technology, and new media.  Scholars able to teach courses and direct research in Telecommunication & Media Studies, with a strong research program on global media and/or technology, are invited to apply.   Experience with grant funding is desirable.

We particularly invite applications from scholars who can help to develop collaborative programming with other key initiatives, including a departmental emphasis on Civic Discourse and Leadership and the university-wide Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. Texas A&M is an internationally prominent university with a global reach (including a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, and international study centers in Costa Rica and Italy), and international impact. Our close proximity to some of the nation’s largest cities also provides opportunities for collaboration with media corporations and other top universities in highly diverse metropolitan areas.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2013, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Randy Kluver (rkluver AT tamu.edu). Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234 (emailed applications are preferred).  References will not be contacted without permission.

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