The University of Kentucky Department of Communication within the College of Communication and Information extends this invitation for applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position beginning August 15, 2017. Opportunities are also available to teach in the College-level master’s and doctoral programs. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, actively engaging in research, and participating in program advising and service activities.
The Department of Communication is a part of the College of Communication and Information with master’s and doctoral programs in communication, library and information science, and information, communication and technology. The College offers undergraduate programs in communication, journalism, media arts and studies, integrated strategic communication, and information, communication, and technology.
The University has recognized Department faculty for their teaching excellence. The Department has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding. Research technology includes 1) digital survey building, 2) portable database driven data collection, 3) a one-of-a-kind, digital content analysis lab, 4) a private video coding lab for content analysis, 5) a 20-seat stadium-style theater for video stimuli presentation, and 6) interpersonal and gaming/media effects interaction labs. Faculty research specialties include interpersonal, mass, instructional, organizational, health, and risk and crisis communication. For information about the College and Department, visit http://cis.uky.edu/.
Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://www.aceweekly.com
Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a (1) letter of application, (2) vitae with contact information for three references, and (3) evidence of teaching and research excellence by attaching three document files (upload under Specific Request 1). Letters of reference will be requested from semi-finalists.
Please address correspondence to Dr. Don Helme, Search Committee Chair. Review of applications begins January 3, 2016 and continues until the positions are filled.