The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor to begin August 2012. Although substantive areas are open, the candidate’s interests should connect with one or more areas of interpersonal, family, health, organizational, global, or applied communication. We seek a seasoned scholar with a strong record of published scholarship; national or international visibility; a capacity to provide leadership in interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative communication research; and a demonstrable ability to mentor graduate students and contribute to our vibrant graduate program. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within and contributes to our department’s qualitative, interpretive, and critical orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate in Communication or achieved the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a Department of Communication. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of strong accomplishment in research, teaching, and supervising graduate research appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university. We seek candidates who bring attention and visibility to the department’s focus on interpretive, ethnographic, and qualitative research; have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research; and can build productive connections with local 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. The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.
A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, documentation of teaching and research (include three published works), and names and complete contact information for three recommenders. For additional information and to apply, go to this site.
All application materials must be included in your online application and received by November 23, 2011.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified the University of South Florida in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities. USF’s total for research awards topped $394 million. The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.6 billion budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion in the Tampa Bay area, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. The university is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.