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The Department of Communication  at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, seeks a permanent Full Professor in Speech Communication. The position is located at the Department of Communication within the Faculty of Humanities. The Department houses four disciplines: Speech Communication, Organizational Communication, Journalism, and Intercultural Communication.

Applicants’ substantive areas of research and teaching must contribute to areas of strength in the Department: media and communication in social processes of change; human interaction, communication and culture; communication and well-being in work and learning environments. More specifically, Speech Communication in the Department of Communication focuses on human social interaction, and the aim is to understand speech and communication behavior and the dynamics of interaction, both in face-to-face and online communication. A variety of phenomena and areas are investigated, such as friendship, couple and family relationships; teams, groups and networks; interpersonal communication in the workplace and in organizational contexts; the connection between social interaction and well-being; persuasion and argumentation; communication ethics.

The University of Jyväskylä, with 15,000 students, has been ranked by the Shanghai-based Academic Ranking of World Universities as one of the top 500 universities in the world. Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland, close to nature, with excellent domestic and international connections.

Deadline for application: 19 October 2012. Applications will be examined by a selection committee which will shortlist a small number of candidates. The employment start date has been set to January 2013, but it is negotiable. The detailed call for applications is here.

For additional information, please contact Director of the Department of Communication Pertti Hurme (email: pertti.hurme at jyu.fi) or Dean Petri Karonen (email: petri.k.karonen at jyu.fi).