Health Communication at the University of San Diego - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States

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Detailed Job Description


The University of San Diego, an independent Catholic institution, invites applicants for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall of 2015.  Candidates must have a strong background in the field of health communication. We interpret health communication broadly and welcome candidates who have a secondary interest within the context of (but not limited to) interpersonal communication, aging, cultural and organizational practices, technology and media, risk communication, and health campaigns.  The ideal candidate will be able to apply communication theory to health practices and enable the application of human and mediated communication to health care and health promotion. 

The Department of Communication Studies is committed to faculty members who are innovative in their pedagogical and research approaches to investigating communication. Our faculty represents the breadth of the discipline. We seek candidates who have respect and a commitment for diverse methodological approaches to studying the process of communication and who can contribute to the diversity of USD through their teaching, research, and service. USD is an Equal Opportunity employer, offers same sex domestic partner benefits, and is committed to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  

The preferred candidate will have a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment, university-level teaching experience, and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates are also expected to have a strong research agenda, participate in University service, and advise undergraduates.  Applicants should be able to teach a range of classes, including upper division communication theory as well as develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Final candidates will complete a pre-employment background check. 

Initial interviews will be conducted at NCA Chicago, November 20-23, 2014. For full consideration, please submit your application prior to October 31, 2014.

To apply, go to and register as an applicant.  Job number is IRC14027.  

In addition to a letter of application and curriculum vitae, please submit:

A statement indicating teaching philosophy which (a) addresses the specific challenges of a liberal arts, undergraduate program; and (b) includes a sample exercise/teaching pedagogy used in class;

Samples of scholarly writing (e. g., published articles or reports, convention papers); and Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department email or by US mail.

All interested applicants must email documents to ( and upload documents to the following URL: 

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For more information about University of San Diego and the department, please visit our website: <a href=""></a>

Contact:  Dr. Leeva Chung, Search Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110.


Keyword Phrases

  • Professor
  • Communication Studies
  • Health
  • Health Communication
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 10/31/2014