UC Santa Barbara: Communication & Diversity (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor in Communication and Diversity, Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. Deadline: November 24, 2019.

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of communication and diversity. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2020. At a minimum, qualified applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related field, except dissertation or equivalent, by the time of application. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research, utilizing quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods.

We seek applicants who conduct theoretically-driven, social scientific communication research centrally informed by cultural and/or racial experiences that are often ignored in current disciplinary knowledge. Applicants’ scholarly profiles should be centered in a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup, media and technology, and organizational communication, as well as any of our cross-cutting emphases in health, family, or global approaches to communication. Scholars whose research investigates communication phenomena as they engage with the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse and multicultural society are encouraged to apply.

Cynthia Stohl Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesCynthia Stohl is a Professor of Communication and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for Information Technology and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cynthia Stohl

She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1982. Prior to joining the UCSB faculty in 2002, Professor Stohl was the Margaret Church Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Communication at her alma mater. A Fellow of the International Communication Association, a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association and Past President of the International Communication Association, Professor Stohl is recognized as a leading scholar and teacher in the area of globalization and organizational communication.

The author of two award winning books and more than one hundred articles and book chapters, Professor Stohl’s research focuses on global organizing and “connectedness in action.” Her studies are grounded in questions of social responsibility and empirically explore the ways in which organizations and their members constitute models of citizenship and develop stakeholder networks in the new media environment. Her most recent book Collective Action in Organizations: Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change published by Cambridge University Press (2012) was co-authored with UCSB Professors Bruce Bimber and Andrew Flanagin.

In 2007 Professor Stohl was a recipient of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2011 she received the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Scholar Award. She has been a visiting professor in Denmark and New Zealand and a featured speaker at conferences and universities throughout the world.

UC Santa Barbara job ad

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured senior Associate or Full Professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014.  The successful candidate will complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup communication, media communication, and organizational communication, and any of our cross-cutting emphases in communication and technology, media neuroscience, globalization, family, group, health, political, legal, or intercultural communication.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline and an exceptional record of scholarship.   The successful candidate will be expected to assume the role of Chair for a 3-year term beginning July, 2016.  Thus, administrative experience is highly desirable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and administrative effectiveness, three publications, and a list of 3 references along with contact information to the appropriate sections of the job search website.  Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Howie Giles. The search committee will begin screening completed applications on November 1, 2013, and all materials need to be submitted before this date.

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.  This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

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