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Assistant Professor in Communication: Organizational Communication

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor in Communication: Organizational Communication
Requisition Number FE02171
Working Title
Department Name 8M200:Communication
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

A Ph. D. in Communication or a related discipline is required by start date.

Required Related Experience

Candidates should demonstrate the ability or potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in organizational communication beginning August 16, 2020. A Ph. D. in Communication or a related discipline is required by start date. Preference will be given to candidates with 1) a research focus on organizational communication, 2) evidence of teaching excellence, and 3) demonstrated experience or potential to secure research support from private and federal agencies. Candidates should demonstrate the ability or potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula. Opportunities are also available to teach in the College of Communication and Informations masters and doctoral programs in communication. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, actively engaging in research, seeking extramural funding, and participating in program advising and service activities.

The Department has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding. Research technology includes 1) advanced web and handheld survey development; 2) custom web-data application development; 3) COMMTV, a searchable, stream-able, and continuously recording television archive spanning over a decade; 4) Twitter capture and analysis system; 5) custom web-based coding system for efficient analysis of digital libraries; 6) a 20-seat stadium-style theater for video stimuli presentation; and 7) interpersonal and gaming/media effects interaction labs. Faculty research specialties include interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, mass, sport, health, and risk/crisis communication. For information about the Department, visit http://comm.uky.edu.

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (The School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the universitys core curriculum and serve students perusing minors and certificates in the College . The College also houses UKs independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The campus is home to 30,277 students, 2,586 instructional faculty, 852 non-instructional faculty and 14,167 full-time staff. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Todays list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

Application materials should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific Request 1) and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Letters of reference will be requested from semifinalists. Please note that references will not be contacted without prior consent.

Review of applications begins December 11, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants may be required to pass a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Queries may be directed to Dr. Shari Veil, Department of Communication Chair: shari.veil@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with 1) a research focus on organizational communication, 2) evidence of teaching excellence, and 3) demonstrated experience or potential to secure research support from private and federal agencies

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2019-11-12 Expires: 2019-12-12

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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