Mission

The UCSB Department of Communication is internationally known for its research and education in communication processes and effects. Our mission is to provide theoretically motivated, innovative, and rigorous research, teaching, and service. We help students, researchers, and professionals understand how communication is developed, interpreted, and exchanged to inform, influence, and connect across a wide range of social contexts and cultures.

 


Teaching & Research

Teaching and research are vital activities for the Department of Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara. Our department offers over 65 different courses to more than 1200 undergraduate majors and over 25 different classes to our 35 graduate students in three core areas—interpersonal and intergroup communication, organizational communication, and media (from mass to online/digital).

 


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor, Organizational and/or Group Communication (CMSTX15A)

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of organizational and/or group communication at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field and a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative scientific research.  Candidates will be expected to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service. 

Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three publications, and contact information for three references, to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu.  Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Linda Putnam (lputnam@comm.ucsb.edu or 805-893-5316).  Department review of materials will begin on October 15, 2014.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.


 

Check out the most recent news, awards, and events below. Select an entry to get more details (including photos). Click on the Events Calendar for a view of scheduled events. For prior entries, please go to the News, Awards, or Events Archives on the left of the News & Events page.

Announcements

Dr. Linda Putnam has been honored with the 2015 UCSB Faculty Research Lectureship Award.  This...

Kam, J. A., Figueroa-Caballero, A., & Basinger, E. D. (May, 2015). Constructing a measure of...

Congratulations to Sarah Randall, an undergraduate in our department and a Lambda Pi Eta officer...

Directed by our faculty member Dr. Debra Lieberman, the newly established Center for Digital...

Events, Upcoming

Join us on April 25, 2015, 1:00-3:30pm, UCen Corwin Pavilion, for our 7th annual Communication Career Day!

  1. April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Lamba Pi Eta Choice Lecture – Professor Janet Fulk, Annenberg School for Communication,...

  1. March 6, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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