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The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2013. ¬†Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate in Communication by September 1, 2012. We seek a candidate whose central focus is interpersonal and relational communication and who can also offer courses and research supervision in one or more of the following areas: dialogue, applied communication, and ethics. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits with our department’s qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry. The successful candidate will have a record of published scholarship and successful teaching experience commensurate with the length of time since earning the Ph.D. and appropriate for appointment in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university. The ideal candidate will have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research, mentoring graduate students, and building productive connections with local and/or global research sites. ¬†Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.

According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public. For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer. The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.

Application materials (hard copy and online) must be received by November 19, 2012.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, documentation of successful teaching and research productivity (include up to three published works). Paper copies of these must be received by November 19, 2012. Send paper copies to:
Dr. Ambar Basu
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

In addition, copies of your application materials, excluding the reference letters, must be submitted online via the following link.

The University of South Florida is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is ranked 50th in the nation in total research expenditures and 27th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation.  The university is authorized to provide 237 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10th among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2011 according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association, an increase of more than 3 percent from 2010. The University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Ambar Basu (abasu AT usf.edu).