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The Department of Communication at Portland State University (PSU) seeks a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor to begin September 16, 2013. To be considered, applicants must specialize in one or more of the following areas in Communication: (1) Critical/Cultural; (2) Interpersonal (including Language and Social Interaction); (3) Media/Mediated; or (4) Organizational Communication. Applicants must also demonstrate the capacity to secure external funding. Primary job requirements include publishing research, effectively teaching undergraduate and graduate (i.e., Masters) students, participating in departmental and university service, and securing external funding. Typical teaching load is 2/2/2. Applicants must have their Ph.D. (in Communication or a closely allied discipline) in hand by time of hire. PSU is an Affirmative-Action, Equal-Opportunity Institution and welcomes applications from candidates who support diversity. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

PSU is the largest university in the Oregon University System, with approximately 29,000 students. PSU offers an excellent benefits package (including healthcare), a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employees, their spouses, and their dependents. For more information about our department, the university, and its strategic plan, please visit our website (see ‘open position’ under ‘useful links’).

Review of applications will begin Friday, October 5th, and will continue until the position is filled. Regarding late submissions, please contact the search chair directly (see below). Applications may be either mailed directly to the department in hard-copy form, or more preferably emailed (see below). Only complete applications will be reviewed, which consist of (in order, please): (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vita; (3) up to three samples of published (or in-press) research; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) a separate page with applicant’s contact information (including email and phone); and (6) a separate page with the name and contact information of three people who agree to act as references/recommenders (Note: Please do not submit letters of recommendation, which may be solicited at a later stage in the review process). Email applications must be in .pdf format, include the applicant’s name in the subject line (e.g., “Doe, John: PSU Communication Job”), and be sent to: commdept@pdx.edu. Hard copies must be mailed to: Dr. Jeffrey D. Robinson, Attn. Job Search, University Center Building, 520 SW Harrison Street, Suite 440, Portland, OR 97201. Please make enquiries to the search chair: Dr. Jeffrey D. Robinson.