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Two positions in Communication at University of Illinois

University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Communication, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, seeks two full-time faculty members at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. Candidates for appointment should have or be near to completing the Ph.D. by the target start date of August 16, 2012. Salary level is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek one outstanding candidate who specializes in any area of media effects; this may include mediated communication processes and effects; audience formation and behavior; health-related media content; or the role of media in political systems.

We also seek an outstanding candidate with a special interest in new communication technologies, including the role of technology in communication among individuals, groups, organizations, or cultures. Possible research topics include social media, workplace communication, technology diffusion and policy development, and information management.

Please designate which position you are applying for in your cover letter.

Applicants must have or show clear promise of developing a distinguished record of undergraduate and graduate teaching and independent research. Successful candidates will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 23 graduate faculty members. The department supports undergraduate and master’s programs (including a new online MS program in health communication) as well as one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished doctoral programs. For information about us, visit

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching materials (including evidence of teaching excellence). Three letters of reference will be required by the committee; please submit the names and contact information for your three references with your online application. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission and completion of the application. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2011.

For further information please contact: John Caughlin, Associate Professor and Search Chair; PHONE: (217) 333-2683;

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (