Employment Opportunities

FACULTY POSITION: POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

LECTURER POSITION: COMMUNICATION

ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR IN COMMUNICATION (LPSOE)

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


FACULTY POSITION POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

JOB# JPF02292

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Assistant Professor in Political Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of political communication. All applicants must have minimally completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a Communication or related social science field except dissertation by the time of application. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related social scientific field is required by the time of appointment, with a desired start date of July 1, 2023. Candidates should have strong methodological skills, a record of publishing theoretically oriented, rigorous empirical research, and an appreciation of the broader implications of their work. We are particularly interested in candidates with strengths in computational methods (e.g., natural language processing, machine learning, data acquisition, audiovisual processing). Click here to download a .pdf of this position description

The Department seeks a scholar who demonstrates knowledge of classic and burgeoning theoretical perspectives central to the role of communication in contemporary political life. Particular areas of study might include traditional political communication topics such as electoral campaigns, news and public opinion, collective action and advocacy, political participation and partisanship, and digitally mediated politics, among others. Scholars could also focus on empirical analyses of global socio-political issues such as communication and democracy, terrorism, environmental, or immigration policy; issues regarding race/ethnicity and culture in a political context; political communication centered within an understanding of the experience of minoritized communities; or comparative/cross national political communication or misinformation, among other possibilities. We are particularly enthusiastic to engage a scholar who addresses the most urgent challenges facing societies in democratic crisis.

We anticipate that the faculty member could also make substantive intellectual connections to other departments at UCSB such as Political Science, Sociology, Global Studies, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Computer Science, and to campus units, centers, or initiatives in Environmental Studies, Economics, Migration, Chicano Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Information Technology and Society, and/or Data Science, among others. The successful candidate will also complement one or more of the Department’s core areas in interpersonal/intergroup communication, media and technology, and organizational communication. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

UCSB is ranked in the top 7 public universities in the United States, and the Department of Communication is ranked 5th in worldwide comparisons. UCSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. It offers several programs to support incoming faculty, including housing assistance (https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-housing) and various grant support programs.

To receive full consideration, applicants must submit (a) a cover letter that highlights their qualifications, research agenda, and teaching capabilities, (b) a statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service, (c) a curriculum vitae, (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) three samples of published or completed research. Candidates should also arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the appropriate sections of the job search website, by the stated deadline: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02292

Questions should be directed to the Department at alczarnecki@comm.ucsb.edu. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by November 3, 2022.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. This institution offers benefits to spouses and to same-sex and different sex domestic partners.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/ SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)


LECTURER POSITION COMMUNICATION

JOB# JPF02232

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses that might include Media Effects, Interactive Media, Children and Media, Media Industries, Media Literacy, Political Communication, Organizational Communication, Communication Law, Health Communication, Communication and Conflict, Marketing, Small Group Communication, or others (see undergraduate courses listed at http://my.sa.ucsb.edu/Catalog/Current/CollegesDepartments/ls- intro/comm.aspx?DeptTab=Courses).

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The availability of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from 33% to 100% time. At a minimum, qualified applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in communication or a related field, except dissertation or equivalent, by the time of application. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong social science background, and experience in teaching undergraduate courses. Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter highlighting qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (4) and arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf via the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF02232. Questions should be directed to staff member, Mandy Czarnecki (alczarnecki@comm.ucsb.edu). This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by August 05, 2022. The posting will remain open until filled to accommodate department needs. The pool will close on March 31, 2023; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the next review date specified in UC Recruit to indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.

the University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Lecturer Position Job Announcement (download .pdf)


ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR IN COMMUNICATION (LPSOE)

JOB # JPF02294

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE), a Teaching Professor who may earn the equivalent of tenure. The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused (tenure-track) faculty series but with greater emphasis upon excellence in teaching and engagement in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the program and university. Applicants must be at least all but dissertation and on track toward a Ph.D. in Communication by the time of application, with a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment, ideally July 1, 2023. Candidates should have strong skills and accomplishments in, and commitment to, teaching in a theoretical and empirical social science research-oriented program. Additional expertise in quantitative research methods, organizational communication, and media, as well as experience working with diverse groups, are also desired. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in directing the Department’s basic courses that are taken by prospective majors, and in training/coordinating their graduate teaching assistants. The Department seeks a dynamic scholar with strong knowledge of communication theory and research. The successful candidate will be expected to remain familiar with the Department’s core subjects in interpersonal and intergroup communication, media and digital communication, and organizational and group communication, as well as the field of Communication generally. The LPSOE will include a teaching workload equivalent to 7 courses, across three quarters. These courses primarily include lower-division and upper-division undergraduate courses, with the possibility of a graduate seminar in a specialized area. Summer teaching opportunities for additional compensation may also be available. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. In addition to teaching, the LPSOE will also make substantial contributions in the areas of professional and/or scholarly achievement and activity, and university and public service; please refer to https://ucsb.box.com/s/z9q3z7r44uw997fgr6gaab8fjup7teng for additional details. Although original research is not required, contributions to pedagogy through publication and other means are encouraged. With 2,000 majors, the Department of Communication is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just climate. UCSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. Applicants with previous experience with communities of color or other minoritized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. UCSB is ranked in the top 7 public universities in the United States, and the Department of Communication is ranked 5th in worldwide comparisons. The University offers several programs to support incoming faculty, including housing assistance (https://www.housing.ucsb.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-housing).

To receive full consideration, applicants must submit (a) a cover letter that highlights their qualifications, teaching capabilities, and experiences in curriculum development; (b) indication of their knowledge of the field and its continued development; (c) a statement of contributions to diversity, addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, service, and/or research; (d) a curriculum vitae; (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness and courses taught; and (f) a sample of published or completed research. Candidates should also arrange for 3 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02294. Questions should be directed to the Department @ alczarnecki.comm.ucsb.edu. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by December 9, 2022. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

This institution offers benefits to spouses and to same-sex and different sex domestic partners. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date.

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Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) Job Annuoncement (download .pdf)