The College of Journalism and Communications, is looking for a
creative and talented Postdoctoral Associate to join a talented
group! We want an experienced and motivated person to join our
Post-doctoral associate position in patient registry communications
is open in the College of Journalism & Communications at the
University of Florida under the direct supervision of Prof. Cynthia
Morton, Ph.D. The hired candidate will work as a research assistant
on the Florida Aging Registry for Aging Studies grant, conducted in
collaboration with team members from Florida International
University (FIU), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the
University of Florida (UF). The position entails working
collaboratively with the grant team to discover and implement
strategies for increasing the number of registered culturally
diverse older adults for participation in aging research. The
post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to collaborate
with publishing relevant research findings and contribute to the
team’s larger goal of improving public health communication to
address multicultural aging research in patient registries.
This is an extramurally funded position full-time, 12-month
academic position. Reappointment for a second year is likely,
contingent on successful performance, funding, and available work.
The position start date is August 1, 2021. Application review will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is
UF offers a competitive and diverse benefit package, generous
leave, and ample opportunities for growth. For more information
about UF benefits and perks, please click on the link: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/
The College of Journalism and Communications embraces diversity as
a shared responsibility among faculty, staff and students and
strives for tangible expressions of this responsibility. We are
committed to fostering a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment
for individuals of all races, genders, nationalities, religions,
sexual orientations, identities and abilities to express their
culture and perspectives through the art and science of journalism
The City of Gainesville
Gainesville ( http://cityofgainesville.org
is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one
of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and
athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital
are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many
residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest
city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately
269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural,
educational and commercial center for the north central Florida
region. The city provides a full range of municipal services,
including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative
services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a
regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par
championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic
buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's
numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to
thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban
"forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in
Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of
Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s
drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities.
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By the start date, applicants should have a PhD. A specialization
in mass communications, STEM/health communications, advertising,
public health, or a related field is preferred.
- Demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative research
method and design.
- Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
- Record of communicating research results via peer-reviewed
publications and presentations.
- Willingness to mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate
- Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and student
colleagues on the research team.
- Experience in acquiring and working with text and/or visual
data from web sites, social media and other online sources, and
print is desired, but not required.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
Application materials must be submitted online by clicking http://apply.interfolio.com/90414
Interested applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a
letter of interest, including a brief description of how this
position relates to their career plans, (3) statement of
contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (4) the names and
contact information of three references with whom the candidate has
worked closely or was supervised by, and (5) an official transcript
from the candidate’s doctoral institution.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity
Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance
with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,
national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic
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terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and