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, Interpersonal/Intergroup Communication (CMST15)

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of interpersonal and/or intergroup communication, at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. Candidates should be ABD (with a degree expected by June 2015) or have a Ph.D., preferably in Communication, and have a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative scientific research. Applicants interested in interpersonal and/or intergroup processes whose work complements other emphases within the department are encouraged to apply.

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. Please send any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Howie Giles (giles@comm.ucsb.edu, or 805-893-2055). Department review of materials will begin on October 1, 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.

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

Jennifer Kam, a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, has been awarded a...

The University of California, Santa Barbara NSF-sponsored Interdisciplinary Graduate Education...

Eric Zackrison, David Seibold, and Ronald E. Rice's paper, "Organizational coordination and communication: A critical review and integrative model," was selected as a Top 4 Paper by the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, Chicago, November, 2014.

Fowler, C., Gasiorek, J., and Giles, H. "Introducing the communicative ecology model of successful aging" was selected as the Top Paper in the Communication Aging Division, to be presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, November, 2014.

  • Qinglan Li URCA Presentation

Qinglan Li takes first place for her poster project titled "Gender Differences in Online Shopping"

Events, Upcoming

The Department of Communication is pleased to be a small co-sponsor of the international...

  1. November 13, 2014 (All day) to November 15, 2014 (All day)

This presentation discusses the complex relationships between language and group identity in multilingual communication.

  1. October 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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