Penn State Science Communication Research Faculty

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Penn State Science Communication Research Faculty
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Penn State
University Park, PA, USA
October 15, 2016


These positions are now officially listed on the Penn State Jobs site and all interested candidates are encouraged to apply!

The Penn State College of Communications is expanding its programs in science communication and invites applications for two open-rank positions starting in fall 2017 for scholars with proven experience and/or strong demonstrated ability to build collaborative research teams focused on science communication. With broad support from senior administration across the University, a Science Communication Program has been seeded in the College; researchers with strong backgrounds in science/health/risk will be integral in building the Program’s presence, research productivity and resources.

The College is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate communication education, and in research faculty productivity. In addition to our Media Effects Research Lab and Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, the College provides faculty with graduate student support and numerous opportunities for internal and external funding. More broadly, Penn State is a world leader in multiple disciplines now at the center of urgent public communications and policy discussions—energy, environment, water, agricultural biotechnology, engineering, medicine, sustainability, and climatology, among many others.

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Preferred candidates will have the experience needed to teach in one of the College’s curricular departments: Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism, Media Studies/Film Video, and Telecommunications. In addition, candidates will have the capacity and commitment to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research and grant opportunities across the University. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and three or more references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant). For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lee Ahern, Director of the College’s Science Communication Program, at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016, and continue until filled.

Penn State provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Penn State complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the University has facilities.