UCSB job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. The search is open rank, with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2012. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field, a strong social science background, and demonstrated excellence in publishing innovative research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and professional activities in the area of race, ethnicity, and communication. Active service in the department and on campus is expected.

The successful candidate will complement one or more of the department’s core areas in media communication, interpersonal/intergroup communication, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, globalization, along with family, group, health, political, legal, and intercultural communication.

In particular, we seek applicants whose specializations in race/ethnicity and communication enhance the department’s emphases in media studies or interpersonal/intergroup communication. Research and teaching expertise in any of the following areas are especially desirable: race/ethnicity and identity, interracial relationships, media portrayals of racial/ethnic groups and their effects on audiences, use and impacts of new technologies in racial/ethnic communities, the role of social media in intergroup ethnic/racial relationships, and reducing ethnic/racial inequalities in communication and health.

Applications with a letter highlighting qualifications, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, any relevant grant activity, and a publication reprint should be mailed to: Dr. Dave Seibold, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, 4005 Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020. Applicants also should request that three letters of recommendation be mailed to the address above. Department review of materials will begin on November 1, 2011.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. UCSB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.