2021-22 Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interpersonal Communication at the University

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

2021-22 Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Interpersonal Communication at the University of Texas at Austin

College/School/Unit: Moody College of Communication
Department: Communication Studies
Posted: Aug 28, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank, full-time, tenure-track faculty member interested in teaching and research on topics broadly related to interpersonal communication. The appointment will begin in August, 2021. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment.

Department of Communication Studies: https://commstudies.utexas.edu/

Moody College of Communication: http://moody.utexas.edu/


We define interpersonal communication broadly and welcome a diversity of epistemological and methodological perspectives. We seek an applicant who complements our current interpersonal faculty but would be particularly interested in those whose research focuses on topics such as health disparities and health equity, intercultural or interracial communication, bias, marginalized identities (LGBTQ+, Latinx, Black, and/or Indigenous identities), conflict and negotiation (e.g., dispute resolution, crisis management, bullying), social influence, nonverbal communication, and/or technology and relationships (e.g., technologically-mediated communication, virtual relationships, artificial intelligence and interpersonal communication). In addition to teaching graduate seminars, the ability to teach large undergraduate lecture classes and web-based courses on interpersonal communication topics is preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, links to or copies of three representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of at least three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. Applicants are also required to submit a separate diversity statement, addressing their commitment to inclusivity and support for diverse populations, along with information on their past contributions to this work and their future plans in these areas.

The Department of Communication Studies and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. For more information, please see: https://moody.utexas.edu/diversity

The committee will begin considering candidates on October 15, 2020 and will review applications until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution at https://apply.interfolio.com. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807. Please note that a final determination on filling this position will be contingent on funding availability.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Rene Dailey, at rdailey@austin.utexas.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/64002