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[Commlist] Assistant Professor: Communicating Science or Risk Communication (Arizona State University)

Wed Sep 18 05:41:34 GMT 2019

We are excited to announce a new position at Arizona State University (ASU). Both ASU and our school, Social and Behavioral Sciences, are growing rapidly and making enormous progress in diversifying the study body. ASU is a leading institution when it comes to innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. Assistant Professor of Communication – Communicating Science or Risk Communication The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication with expertise in communicating science and technology or risk communication and communication technology. The current position contributes to an undergraduate program in Communication Studies and a Master of Arts degree with a focus on communication and advocacy. The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added ten new tenured / tenure- track faculty. This academic year, the School has been approved to recruit five additional tenured / tenure-track faculty, including the current position. Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in communication or related field by the time of appointment; b) a research agenda that is focused on communicating science and technology or risk communication and communication technology; c) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at ASU; and d) a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Desired Qualifications: a) research interest that focuses on one or more of the following: (1) best practices for communicating with a diverse lay public about scientific or technical matters; (2) how to best represent, or advocate for, policy, opinion, or behavioral practices in public discourse; (3) identification of provenance in public communication via traditional or digital media platforms; (4) communication technologies (e.g. mobile devices, social networking platforms) as they relate to health, environment, and security risks. b) empirical research experience and interests that align with current faculty expertise within the School and/or CommLabASU; c) demonstrate potential to establish a strong, externally- funded research program; d) demonstrate experience in promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in research; e) demonstrated ability to teach B.A. and/or M.A. students in this field; f) evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate mentoring; and, g) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students. h) experience in and skill with addressing issues of equality in the classroom; and i) experience in and/or willingness to engage with culturally responsive teaching in communication and its importance to students' lives, interests, and communities More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter, please see: Arizona State University has a strong commitment to a diverse faculty, one that is reflective of the contemporary United States. Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance educational access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities. Deadline: November 1, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Interfolio: Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application, which explicitly addresses your academic experience, situates your research in the field and notes your teaching philosophy; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; and 3) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification). ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and
   Dr. J. Macgregor Wise
Professor of Communication Studies and Social Technology
 Associate Editor, Surveillance & Society
 School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University
4701 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
(602) 543 6646; (602) 543 6004 (fax)

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