ASU postdoc in strategic comm

The Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) and the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University are pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Fellowship program beginning in May 2012.

Postdoctoral Fellowship
A postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded beginning in the May/June 2012 time frame. The appointment is for full time employment (40 hours per week) for 18 months.  Renewal for up to two additional 18 month periods is possible, contingent on additional funding by the sponsor and satisfactory job performance. Salary is $50,000 and the University offers subsidized health insurance. Support for travel to conferences will be available. Fellows are responsible for relocation and housing expenses. Fellows will support a research project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) studying the persuasive effects of narrative.

For additional information regarding postdoctoral fellowships at ASU, please see:

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in Communication, Psychology, or a related field/discipline. The degree must have been earned no earlier than 2010. Candidates with pending degrees who successfully defend their dissertations by May 1, 2012 will also be considered. Applicants must have no more than two years of formal postdoctoral experience.

Required Expertise
Applicants must have relevant expertise in persuasion and social influence, communication, experimental design, and advanced statistical analysis.

Desired Expertise
Relevant expertise or experience in one or more of the subjects of social/cognitive neuroscience, strategic communication, counter-terrorism, social psychology, and/or narrative persuasion, are desirable.

Postdoctoral scholars are expected to carry out the research plan and fulfill the goals established with their supervising faculty member, Dr. Tony Roberto; to assist the supervising faculty member and other Principal Investigators in fulfilling the requirements of the grant in a timely manner; to communicate regularly with the supervising faculty member and other members of the research team; and to notify the faculty member of any change in research plans.

For further information about the position contact Prof. Tony Roberto,

Submit application materials electronically with all documents included in a single PDF file, to include the following:
1. A cover letter stating your interest in the Postdoctoral Fellowship. Provide details on:
a. how your research and expertise contributes to the interests of the CSC,
b. how your research and expertise relates to the project described above, and
c. your long-term professional goals.
2. An up to date curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for two references who agree to be contacted.
4. Copies of up to three published papers/scholarly work.
5. Scanned copies of current academic transcript from all degree awarding institutions. Official transcripts will be requested from those who received formal offers.

The search will initially close with applications received by April 15, 2012.  If the position is not filled, then applications will be accepted every subsequent Friday until search is closed.

Send materials to:
Josephine Wong, Program Manager
Center for Strategic Communication

ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement can be found at:

Univ Maryland, Visiting Position

Visiting Position in Intercultural Communication
Department of Communication
University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland invites applications for a one year position in intercultural communication, rank open. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2011.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication. Interest in another research area such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, persuasion and social influence, health communication, or public relations is desirable.  Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.  Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities.  Applicants interested in the area’s research resources, including the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, research libraries, and federal and local funding agencies are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by May 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three names of references.  Applications should be e-mailed to:

Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D.
Visiting Position Search Chair
Department of Communication
University of Maryland
2130 Skinner Building
College Park, Maryland   20742-7635

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental website.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.