Assistant Professor of Communication, Social Media

School of Communication, The Ohio State University College of Arts & Sciences in Ohio

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted August 29, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Department:  School of Communication

Position: Social Media (Strategic/Organizational Communication)

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)


Description: The School of Communication at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focuses on the implications of social media for strategic and/or organizational communication. Candidates should employ an empirical, social scientific research approach, and may ground their research interests in any of a variety of areas of communication, such as health, political, interpersonal, or mass communication. Candidates may also be interested in the universitys emerging programs in Data Analytics and other university initiatives, including the new undergraduate major in Data Analytics ( within the College of Arts and Sciences, OSU Discovery Themes (, and the Behavioral Decision-Making Initiative (

The School of Communication ( is committed to original and substantively important social scientific research, and is regularly ranked among the top communication research programs in the country. We seek colleagues who will help us continue this tradition and can envision research projects and courses that will be attractive to graduate and undergraduate students from within the major, and speak to the interests and needs of non-majors. We have recently renovated a number of research labs and teaching facilities to support quality research and teaching (  All of our tenure-track positions involve research, teaching, and a service component.

Qualifications: Candidates must be in communication or a related social science field.  Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2015. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of publication in top-tier journals as well as evidence of effective teaching. Complementary research and teaching interests in other communication areas are highly attractive but not essential.

About Columbus: The OSU campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions: To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 1, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least one research manuscript. ABDs/post-docs should submit three letters of reference; those who hold a current tenure-track position should submit the names of three references to the relevant OSU School of Communication posting at Please be aware that we are conducting three searches in 2014-2015.  Be certain to select the specific position(s) in which you are interested. Informal queries may be made to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Nathanson (, but all applications must be made through Additional information about the School and the University is available at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

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