Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor - Health Communication

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/20/2019 3:05 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Humanities & Social Sci
    Languages Philosophy & Comm Studies
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    This is a tenure track position in the Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies at Utah State University.  We invite applications for an Assistant Professor position of Health Communication in our Communication Studies program.


    Initial deadline for this ongoing search will be September 29, 2019.


    • Teach a variety of Communication Studies courses.
    • Conduct and publish scholarly research in topics related to health communication and other areas of expertise.
    • Serve on various departmental committees as needed.
    • Advise and mentor students.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Doctorate in Communication to be completed by August 2020;
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish scholarly research;
    • Demonstrated expertise in Health Communication;
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach a variety of courses;
    • Ability and willingness to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Along with expertise in Health Communication, the ability to compliment, enrich and extend the current strengths of the department.
    • Interest and commitment to developing a funded research program.
    • Interest in health disparities and/or campaigns
    • Qualitative or quantitative research methods
    • Interest in teaching organizational communication
    • Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile

    2) Cover Letter to be typed or pasted at the end of the application under "Cover Letter"

    3) Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness to be typed or pasted at the end of the application under "Other"

    4) Research Statement to be typed or pasted at the end of the application under "Research Statement"

    5) Three letters of reference: please have your (three) references submit (upload) the letters of reference here: https://bit.ly/2Z7Uca6


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has played an instrumental role teaching independent thinking and discovery at Utah State University since 1888. Students in our college confront the great questions and controversies that exist. They learn about the forces that have shaped our world and develop skills to tackle its most pressing challenges. Our graduates are creative problem-solvers with a passion for making a difference. The education they receive prepares them to address the problems of today and to succeed wherever their career path takes them tomorrow (chass.usu.edu).


    Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies: http://lpcs.usu.edu.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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