Assistant Professor, Sciences Communication

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted July 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Professor, Science Communication


Degree and area of specialization:  Ph. D. in Science Communication or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Principal duties:  UW-Madison's Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC), located in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS), seeks applications for a tenure track assistant professor in science communication. This is an academic (9 month) appointment. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record in science communication, ideally using as contexts of inquiry one or more of CALS key strategic areas (health, food, bioenergy, climate change, community development, ecosystems).

The candidate will teach cutting-edge courses in science communication in one of the college's fastest-growing undergraduate majors. The candidate will also advise Masters and Ph.D. students and teach graduate level courses in their area of expertise in LSC's M.S. programs and in our Ph.D. program (jointly administered with UW's School of Journalism and Mass Communication), one of the most highly-ranked graduate programs in communication internationally. Ability to work in interdisciplinary settings and willingness to work with units across CALS will make this new colleague a perfect addition to CALS faculty. 

The position carries a commitment to the three functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach/service, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the position and rank.  Send hard copies of application letter, CV, documentation of teaching quality, and samples of written work to: 

Professor Dietram Scheufele

Chair, Science Communication Search

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Life Sciences Communication

309 Hiram Smith Hall

Madison, WI 53726.

The review process will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing # 80444 to the contact indicated above.

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