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 courses to our 35 graduate students in three core areas—interpersonal and intergroup communication, organizational communication, and media (from mass to online/digital).


 

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Announcing Two Faculty Positions (now closed)

Interpersonal and/or Intergroup Communication (click here to download .pdf version)

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal and/or intergroup communication. The search is at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. Candidates should be ABD (with a degree expected by June 2016) or have a Ph.D. preferably in communication, have a strong social science background, and a record of publishing innovative scientific research. Applicants with research and teaching expertise in traditional or new areas of interpersonal/intergroup communication are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and three publications to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00548. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Howie Giles, at giles@comm.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-2055. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 30, 2015.

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 and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Communication (click here to download .pdf version)

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured open rank faculty position in the area of organizational communication with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field and a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research. We seek candidates who can complement and/or add to current research strengths of the department in areas such as social and digital media, teams, knowledge management, social networks, health-related organizations, organizational technologies, alternative forms of organizing, diversity, workplace membership and relationships, ethics and social responsibility, global organizations, and other contemporary issues. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vita, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, three publications, and the names of three references along with contact information to the appropriate section of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00549. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Cynthia Stohl, at cstohl@comm.ucsb.edu or 805-893-7918. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 30, 2015.

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 and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 

Announcements

Rene Weber (Chair) and Richard Huskey (Digital Media Coordinator), along with three others,...

Dragojevic, M., & Giles, H. (2016). The role of processing fluency and group prototypicality...

Presented by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, The...

Howie Giles has been appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Psychology at the University...

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