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Assistant Professor of Communication (Organizational Communication)

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant Professor of Communication (Organizational Communication)
Requisition Number FE03157
Working Title
Department Name 8M200:Communication
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education
Ph.D. or terminal degree in an appropriate field
Required Related Experience
Evidence of superior classroom teaching and curriculum development
Required License/Registration/Certification
N/A
Job Summary
Assistant Professor of Communication (Organizational Communication)
University of Kentucky
The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-eligible (also known as tenure-track) position at the Assistant Professor level (Regular Title Series) with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2023. Tenure-eligible means candidates must first meet the prescribed criteria per administrative Regulation 2:2-1 and statements of evidence to be granted tenure.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate, for this nine-month assignment period, will have a Ph.D. in communication by Aug. 16, 2023, and experience in organizational communication. Excellence in research and teaching, as well as publication credentials commensurate with departments in a major research university, is required. A record of or potential for extramural funding, as well as a commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary research, is desired. We also encourage candidates whose research intersects with or extends department strengths in health, interpersonal/intergroup, sport, and media communication. Responsibilities include actively engaging in theory-driven, empirical research from a social scientific perspective, teaching two courses per academic semester, and serving on program and student committees. The initial distribution of effort for the first academic year will be as follows: 50% Research, 45% Instruction, 5% Service/Professional Development.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are committed to recruitment, retention, and representation strategies and practices to increase the presence of underrepresented individuals. Our commitment applies to all candidates inclusive of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About the Department:
The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication with undergraduate major options in business and organizational communication, media communication, healthcare communication, human communication, and sport communication, as well as a minor in Communication and an Undergraduate Certificate in Health Communication.

About the College:
The College of Communication and Information is composed of two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication), two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the defending national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.

About the University:
Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. The campus is home to more than 30,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty members, and nearly 14,000 staff members. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for interdisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

The University of Kentucky offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more details please
visit www.uky.edu/HR/benefits

About Lexington:
The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work, and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth and lower cost of living of a small city, along with some of the amenities enjoyed in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events, and a thriving dining scene. Application materials should include a letter of application that briefly summarizes background, qualifications, and interest in the position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vita; a brief research statement reviewing focus, expertise, accomplishments, and goals (upload under Specific Request 1); a brief teaching statement including philosophy of teaching and evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific Request 2); and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Application review will begin Sept. 17, 2022 and continue until the application deadline of Oct. 1,2022.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Andy Pilny
via email at andy.pilny@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 10/01/2022
Open Until Filled No
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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