Tenured Associate Professor or Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Interpersonal and/or Health Communication

University of Georgia

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interpersonal and/or Health Communication with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. The responsibilities of this position are to carry out research; to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods, communication theory, and the successful candidate’s area of scholarly expertise; to supervise graduate student and undergraduate research; and to perform service to the department and university.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Communication Studies or a related field. Candidates considered for the associate professor rank must have qualifications and academic

credentials that are commensurate with the promotion and tenure guidelines at the University of Georgia. These guidelines can be found at Candidates considered for the associate professor rank must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Ideal applicants should have demonstrated expertise in communication research that utilizes computerized tools and algorithms for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing data. We are open to candidates who employ diverse methodologies, including empirical, analytical, and critical approaches. Ideal applicants will have a strong background in securing extramural research funding and a commitment to pursuing such funding in the future. They will also show evidence of a commitment to promoting interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research through collaborating with partners at UGA and beyond.

To apply, visit For questions, please contact Dr. Bjørn F. Stillion Southard ( Applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration, but the position is open until filled. Please upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence (a teaching philosophy and select documentation of undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence), evidence of research excellence (a research statement, including current and future research interests), and names and contact information for three references. Letters may be requested later in the process.

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