Texas A&M University, Department of Communication Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Communication
The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenured/Tenure-Track) in Health Communication with a 9-month academic appointment starting September 1, 2020. We are seeking applicants with the promise of national and international prominence in health communication. Of particular interest are research and teaching expertise on: (1) existing and emerging technologies and health, social media/web-based interventions, and gaming studies; (2) communication interventions for behavior change; and (3) communication practices addressing health disparities/population health. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct innovative health communication research through the use of quantitative social science methodologies, network/big data analytics, and/or mixed methodologies.
Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.
Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, including with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and the interdisciplinary program on genetics. In addition, Texas A&M’s location, not far from Texas’ large metropolitan areas, permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
The department offers PhD, MA, BA, and BS degrees, and has 44 faculty members, more than 40 graduate students, and over 1,500 undergraduate students. Further information regarding the department is available at http://comm.tamu.edu. The Department of Communication embraces the development of a socially and culturally diverse intellectual community. We promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and community, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a shared commitment to these values. Moreover, we would particularly welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds and groups that are historically underrepresented in our field.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) no more than two publications, and (5) names and contact information for three references. In addition, we request that candidates submit a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1 page) that offers evidence of demonstrated commitment in the areas of diversity and inclusion as it applies to their research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates should also identify how they would work to foster diversity and inclusion in the Department of Communication. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Street (firstname.lastname@example.org).