The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in organizational communication beginning August 16, 2020. A Ph. D. in Communication or a related discipline is required by start date. Preference will be given to candidates with 1) a research focus on organizational communication, 2) evidence of teaching excellence, and 3) demonstrated experience or potential to secure research support from private and federal agencies. Candidates should demonstrate the ability or potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula. Opportunities are also available to teach in the College of Communication and Information’s master’s and doctoral programs in communication. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, actively engaging in research, seeking extramural funding, and participating in program advising and service activities.
The Department has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding. Research technology includes 1) advanced web and handheld survey development; 2) custom web-data application development; 3) COMMTV, a searchable, stream-able, and continuously recording television archive spanning over a decade; 4) Twitter capture and analysis system; 5) custom web-based coding system for efficient analysis of digital libraries; 6) a 20-seat stadium-style theater for video stimuli presentation; and 7) interpersonal and gaming/media effects interaction labs. Faculty research specialties include interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, mass, sport, health, and risk/crisis communication. For information about the Department, visit http://comm.uky.edu.
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.
The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits
Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific Request 1) and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Letters of reference will be requested from semifinalists. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.
Review of applications begins December 11, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants may be required to pass a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Queries may be directed to Dr. Shari Veil, Department of Communication Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.