Asst/Assoc/Full Prof.of Environmental Communication

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Asst/Assoc/Full Prof.of Environmental Communication
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Department of Communication, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15, 2012


Asst/Assoc/Full Prof.of Environmental Communication - University of Utah

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

POSITION: The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track, assistant/associate/full professor of Environmental Communication, effective July 1, 2013.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Superior candidates will have: (1) a strong program of research in environmental communication that broadens the Department’s current approaches and expertise; (2) the ability to contribute to the Department’s Science, Health, and Environmental Communication core research area; (3) an established national and international scholarly reputation; (4) evidence of success obtaining and managing and/or an interest in obtaining federal or foundation grants; (5) the desire and ability to direct doctoral dissertations; and (6) a broad awareness and appreciation of the field of communication and the areas of research and teaching represented in the Department. Interest in being involved with the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program is also desirable.

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in communication (A.B.D. candidates will be considered) or in a closely related discipline or interdisciplinary program; an active research program leading to publication; potential for success in grant acquisition; a record of or demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; and a willingness to conduct administrative service departmentally and on campus. Scholarship that complements the Department’s existing areas of emphasis is desirable but not a requirement.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication is an intellectual community that features a broad array of research interests; in it, scholars pursue a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. Candidates will be able to make connections to our wide-ranging and vibrant scholarly community. Furthermore, the ability to contribute to campus-wide interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability initiatives is also desirable but not a requirement.

The University of Utah is a member of the Pac 12. The Department of Communication has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in graduate education. Our nationally acclaimed graduate program is the driving force of our department. As an integrated communication department, we provide training across a range of areas, with particular strengths in the following areas: Media and Communication Technology; Science, Health, and Environmental Communication; Rhetoric; Critical/Cultural Studies; and Organizational/Interpersonal Communication.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest; a CV; and names of and contact information for three references. To apply click on the following link Questions about the position can be directed to Danielle Endres, Search Committee Chair,

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.