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Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication

The University of Kentucky Department of Communication within the College of Communication and Information extends this invitation for applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Intercultural Communication beginning August 15, 2014. Expertise in intercultural communication from a social scientific orientation, Ph.D. in communication, evidence of excellence in teaching, and research and publication credentials commensurate with departments in Research I universities required. Candidates demonstrating the ability or potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula in interpersonal, health, organizational, or mediated communication contexts preferred. Opportunities are also available to teach in the College master’s and doctoral programs. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, actively engaging in research, and participating in program advising and service activities.

The Department of Communication is a part of the College of Communication and Information with master’s and doctoral programs in communication and undergraduate programs in communication, journalism, media arts and studies, and integrated strategic communication; a new interdisciplinary major in information, communication, and technology has been approved. The University has recognized Department faculty for their teaching excellence. The Department has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding. Research technology includes 1) digital survey building, 2) portable data-base driven data-collection, 3) a one-of-a-kind, digital content analysis lab, 4) a private video coding lab for content analysis, 5) a 20-seat stadium-style theater for video stimuli presentation, and 6) an interpersonal interaction lab. Faculty research specialties include interpersonal, mass, instructional, organizational, health, and risk communication.

Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://www.aceweekly.com

The University of Kentucky and the UK College of Communication and Information are strongly committed to increasing diversity in their community of students and faculty. Individuals with ethnically diverse backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply for this position. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Contingent on final budgetary approval, salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a letter of application, vitae, evidence of teaching and research excellence, and contact information for three references to the Intercultural Communication Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 227 Grehan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0042 (email: comhires@uky.edu).  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; interviews are planned to begin in November, 2013. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for all positions may be required to pass a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.


Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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