[CITASA] Rutgers Tenure-Track Positions in Communication

Keith Hampton keith.hampton at rutgers.edu
Thu Nov 8 15:36:43 EST 2012

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION in the School of Communication and
Information at Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, seeks applications from scholars who value a
climate of cross-departmental collaboration
and interdisciplinary commitment to the development of discoveries and new
ideas in response to contemporary
communication challenges. We are looking for innovative researchers in one
or more of the following areas:

(1) Communication and Technology: emphasizing the use and impacts of
communication technology—including, but
not limited to, social media—in health, interpersonal, organizational,
and/or community contexts;

(2) Communication and Community Health: examining communication processes
and structures that enhance
community health—with a focus on such topics as community mobilization,
health organizations, community health
decision making, underserved populations, health literacy, health policy,
and/or crisis communication; and/or

(3) Interpersonal Communication Processes in Health Contexts: exploring
interpersonal communication and social
interaction in health contexts—with expertise in such areas as
provider-patient interaction, family/relational wellness,
health barriers, social support, health practitioner training, and/or end
of life decision making.

The scholarship of successful candidates will connect to one or more of the
four problem-based research foci that have
guided our school’s hiring in recent years: health and wellness; global
media and democracy; organizations, policy, and
leadership; and social media interaction & collaboration. We especially
seek candidates from under-represented groups
who would further our commitment to scholarly excellence and community
diversity. For more about the Department of
Communication and the Rutgers-School of Communication and Information,
including school-wide research interests and
active faculty searches in the school’s Journalism and Media Studies and
Library and Information Science departments,
see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will conduct theoretically-based
research using qualitative and/or quantitative social
scientific methods. All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a
relevant field no later than May 2013. The ideal
applicant’s program of research should complement the research foci of
current faculty. Applicants should have a
demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed
publication as well as evidence of effective teaching.
Senior level applicants should provide evidence of integrative leadership
in research, instruction, and external funding.
Letter of application should address these points, and clearly articulate
the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and
school-wide research interests. Duties of the successful applicant(s)
include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the
candidate’s field of scholarship, an active program of research in the
candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service
contributions to the advancement of the academic profession, to the
effective operation of the university, and to society at
large in accordance with university policy expectations for tenure-track

Submissions: Applications must be received no later than December 1, 2012.
Submit to: http://its.scilsnet.rutgers.edu/
facultysearch/. Include letter of application, CV, up to three
representative publications, and names and contact
information of three references (no letters at this time please). Please do
not submit applications to more than one
department. If you see a potential fit in more than one department please
indicate this in your application letter. For more
information, contact the search committee chair (Craig Scott at
crscott at rutgers.edu).

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher
education in the United States and is a member of the
elite AAU research universities in North America. The School of
Communication and Information is a founding member
of the iSchools Caucus. An equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer, Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the
applications of women and minority candidates.
As evidence of that, among peer public institutions (public universities in
the Association of American Universities),
Rutgers is 4th in the nation for full-time female faculty, 14th in the
nation for full-time African-American faculty, and
15th in the nation for full-time total minority faculty. Among those same
schools Rutgers ranks 2nd in the percentage of
degrees earned by African Americans, 8th for Asians, and 11th for Latinos.

Dr. Keith N. Hampton
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
School of Communication & Information
Rutgers University

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