Assistant Professor, Political Communication - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct an ongoing program of research and publication in political communication. The position also includes advising and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-earning, assistant professor in political communication, to begin 16 August 2016. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D., prior to the start date. Those with an already-established program of scholarship are preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The desired candidate’s research and teaching interests will be primarily focused in political communication from a qualitative and/or quantitative perspective. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: electoral/campaign politics, gender and political communication, race and political communication, audience studies, public engagement, social justice and politics, and polling and demographics. As a member of the department, the successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses (masters and doctoral) that match the research and teaching interests of the candidate. The candidate will also advise and mentor students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; serve on department, college, and university committees; and help contribute to a collegial, inclusive, and dynamic scholarly community.

To apply, access and follow the online directions to upload a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, research statement, and a list of three references.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Dr. Jason Edward Black, Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication Studies
Phone: 205-657-6755

Review of applications will begin 1 December 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach list of references to “other document 1”

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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