Assistant Professor (Health or Risk Communication)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Communication
Categories: Faculty

The Communication Department welcomes applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2022, in health and/or risk communication. Consistent with the Department's empirical approach to the discipline, we seek applicants whose research agenda takes a social scientific approach in any one of a number of research areas, including but not limited to: public health, health literacy and/or education; risk communication; crisis communication; science communication. In keeping with UMass Boston’s commitment to anti-racism and health promotion, we are particularly interested in candidates who emphasize health communication in minority communities. Candidates should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in the department consistent with their area of scholarship. An active and excellent program of research that uses quantitative methods, big data analysis, or mixed methods with a strong quantitative component is a plus.

Initial review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. We request that applicants submit a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants with questions may contact SunYoung Park, the chair of the search committee, at  

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Communication or related field. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2022.

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