Assistant Professor of Health Communication at Purdue University

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Steven Wilson,

Assistant Professor of Health Communication at Purdue University

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in health communication. We seek an engaged scholar/teacher who has interests in areas such as: design, implementation, and evaluation of health campaigns; best practices in engaging community stakeholders and political leaders; research translation for community and political audiences; science communication issues as they bear on public health/policy; or linkages between traditional/new media and public health. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests intersect with other areas in our School, such as organizational communication, public relations, media/technology/society, or media and politics.

The successful candidate will conduct research, will advise graduate students, will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and will perform service. Such a candidate will have a(n): PhD in communication (or closely related field), innovative program of research that has the potential to engage multiple audiences (e.g., academics, professionals, policy makers), interest in engaging with interdisciplinary research teams/centers on campus (e.g., C-SPAN Video Library, Purdue Public Health Program, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue Institute for Civic Communication), potential for securing extramural funding, and passion for teaching/collaborating with/mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. We seek a colleague who will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her areas of interest and work as part of a team to develop an undergraduate emphasis in health communication. Also desirable is the ability to teach (1) a large-lecture undergraduate course in persuasion, media and society, or advertising, and/or (2) advanced undergraduate and graduate research methods.

Screening of applications will begin on October 23, 2015 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references. Send application materials electronically to Cassie McCormick at Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Steven R.
Wilson, Search Committee Chair, or 765-414-0094.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools. Purdue is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

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