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 -- Applications Closed

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenured senior Associate or Full Professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. See https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00184

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal communication. The search is at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. See https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00176


Faculty Positions -- Applications Closed

The Department of Communication invites applications for a one-year full-time Temporary Lecturer position in the area of Interpersonal Communication, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. See https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00280

The Department of Communication invites applications for a two-year full-time Temporary Lecturer position in the area of Organizational Communication, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. See https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00281

Position retracted: [The Department of Communication invites applications for a one-year full-time Temporary Lecturer position in the area of Media Communication, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. See https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00282]


Check out the most recent news, awards, and events. 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.

News & Awards

Congratulations to Esther Cisneros, who was awarded $1,000 from the UCEAP $1 Million Scholarship Initiative, the UCSBEAP Gaucho Scholarship fund, and the Griffiths Scholarship fund, to study in JAPAN this summer.

Communication Association's Internship Mixer

Updated: February 28, 2014 - 1:59pm

The Department of Communication Student Communication Association, advised by Professor Anna Laura Jansma, held its annual Internship Mixer on Tuesday evening, February 25, 2014, in Corwin Pavilion.

Rachel Cansler, a Communication Major working on her senior honors thesis 2013-2014, was awarded the Al Wyner Scholarship for Undergraduate Research.

Events

6th Annual Communication Career Day
Event Date: April 26, 2014 - 12:30pm

Join us on April 26, 2014, 12:30-3:30pm, UCen Corwin Pavilion, for our 6th annual Communication Career Day! This year's event commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Department of Communication. We hope to see you at this exciting event!

Dr. Soliz studies communication and intergroup processes primarily in personal and family relationships, with a current emphasis on multiethnic families, interfaith families, and grandparent-grandchild relationships.

Sandi W. Smith is Director of the Health and Risk Communication Center and Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University.