Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health Communication

University of Kentucky
Kentucky, United States
Not Specified
Aug 01, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Health Communication Requisition Number FE01084 Working Title Department Name 8M200:Communication Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education
PhD degree in Communication or related discipline
Required Related Experience
Evidence of excellence in teaching, and research and publication credentials commensurate with departments in research-extensive universities.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky Department of Communication within the College of Communication and Information invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position beginning August 15, 2018. We expect that candidates will demonstrate the ability or potential to teach courses related to existing undergraduate curricula. Opportunities are also available to teach in the College-level master's and doctoral programs in communication. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, actively engaging in research, and participating in program advising and service activities.

The Department of Communication is in the College of Communication and Information with master's and doctoral programs in communication, information science, and information communication technology. The College offers undergraduate programs in communication, journalism, media arts and studies, integrated strategic communication, and information communication technology. The University has recognized Department faculty for their teaching excellence. The Department has an active research faculty with a consistent record of extramural funding. Research technology includes 1) advanced web and handheld survey development; 2) custom web-data application development; 3) COMMTV, a searchable, stream-able, and continuously recording television archive spanning over a decade; 4) Twitter capture and analysis system; 5) custom web-based coding system for efficient analysis of digital libraries; 6) a 20-seat stadium-style theater for video stimuli presentation; and 7) interpersonal and gaming/media effects interaction labs. Faculty research specialties include interpersonal, mass, instructional, organizational, health, and risk and crisis communication. For information about the College and Department, visit

Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at and

Salary for the position will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence (upload under Specific Request 1). Please also include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. Letters of reference will be requested from semi-finalists. Review of applications begins September 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

Queries may be directed to Dr. Shari Veil, Chair, Department of Communication, 230 Grehan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0042, Individuals must use the University of Kentucky's Integrated Employment System for consideration.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience
Preference will be given to candidates with 1) a research focus on health communication, especially with an emphasis on cancer research 2) training in advanced quantitative statistical methods, and/or 3) demonstrated experience or potential to secure research support from private and federal agencies.
Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a PhD in Communications or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above