TWO OPEN RANK PROFESSORS, ONE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Texas A&M University in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 22, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two Open Rank Professors and one Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2015.  The three positions are intended to build our strength in departmental and university initiatives regarding democratic practice, health, and global media and technology.  They offer a unique opportunity for junior and senior scholars to provide leadership in building on our strengths in these areas and enhancing the national and international prominence of the department.

   The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 55 graduate students, and over 1100 undergraduate majors.  Further information regarding the department is available at: http://comm.tamu.edu. Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 53,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States.  The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5000 international students from 124 countries. We seek candidates who can teach in a diverse and global classroom.  It ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $700 million dollars per year), and in total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.  This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

 

Position #1:  Open Rank Professor in Organizational Communication.

   The Department of Communication seeks applications from scholars of organizational communication with its concern for strategic communication, organizational rhetoric, leadership studies, conflict and negotiation, stakeholder processes, group-to-group communication, organizational advocacy, coalitions in civil society, public affairs, and/or deliberative democracy and the public. This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices. The committee particularly welcomes applications from diverse research and method traditions and encourages creative arguments about fit with the civic dialogue and leadership initiative. Candidates who might contribute to these initiatives while enriching our research strengths in organizational rhetoric, organizational influence on public policymaking, and the organization of deliberative processes are encouraged to apply.

  To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and contact information for three references to: Damion Waymer (dwaymer@tamu.edu) Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications are preferred).

 

Position #2: Open Rank Professor in Global Media and Technology.

  This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Global Media and Technology. Applicants should demonstrate an active research program in global media studies, international communication, or closely related areas in communication. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars working at the intersection of global media and communication technology or communication law and policy, but we will also consider candidates with experience in other fields or using mixed approaches.

  Other key departmental initiatives include Civic Dialogue and Leadership and the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. Texas A&M is an internationally prominent university with a faculty pursuing ongoing, internationally oriented research, a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, international study centers in Costa Rica and Italy, and an ongoing study abroad program campus-wide.  Our close proximity to some of the nation's largest cities also provides opportunities for collaboration with media corporations and other top universities in highly diverse metropolitan areas.

  To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2014, but applications willcontinueto be accepted untilthe position is filled.   A PhD is required for all candidates. A strong record of scholarship and teaching are required for senior candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and contact information for three references to: Patrick Burkart (pburkart@tamu.edu). Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications are preferred). 

 

Position #3:  Assistant Professor in Health Communication

 We are seeking applicants with the promise of national and international prominence in one or more of the following four areas: (1) clinician-patient communication with a focus on medical decision-making, behavior change, and health outcomes; (2) media campaigns and interventions in the context of behavior change; (3) health and new communication technologies including social interaction through computers, social media, and mobile technologies; or (4) genetics and communication.   Applicants will have a strong background in either qualitative or quantitative research methods.

  Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.

   Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, including with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and the interdisciplinary program on genetics. In addition, Texas A&Ms location not far from Texas large metropolitan areas permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

  To receive full consideration, applicants should applybyOctober 1,2014, but applications willcontinueto be accepted untilthe position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. A successful candidate willbe expected to contributeto the department in the areas of teaching, research,andservice.Interestedcandidates shouldmail a letterof application, curriculumvitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, andcontact information for threereferences to: Dr. Richard Street (r-street@tamu.edu), Department of Communication,4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, TX 77843-4234. Phone:  (979) 845-5500; FAX:  (979) 845-6594 (emailed applicationsare preferred).