[C23-017] Assistant Professor of Health Communication

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023


Assistant Professor of Health Communication

Department of Communication

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Communication beginning August 2023. We are specifically seeking a candidate with a background in health communication and public relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach and develop courses in the area of Health Communication, including introductory, upper-level and graduate courses in any of these related areas: Health Communication, Social Media and Public Relations Research, Communication and Social Influence, Public Relations Strategics & Tactics, Communication and Social Change, Campaign Planning & Evaluation. The successful candidate will also work on campus-based and community-based health and safety initiatives. Candidates with expertise in diversity, equity, or inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional responsibilities include advising students, serving on departmental and campus-wide committees, holding office hours, collaborating with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions.

CCSU is an inclusive and “student success-centered” institution with an increasingly diverse student body that represents the populations of the communities it serves. We are dedicated to enhancing our innovative practices to increase access, improve retention, engage students in campus life, incorporate high-impact practices, and promote educational achievement and career readiness.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Communication, Public Relations, or a related field (ABD candidates will be considered if they provide evidence of anticipated completion of doctorate by December 31, 2023)
  • Evidence of research and/or professional experience in health communication, public relations and/or social media Evidence of college teaching effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic/teaching experience in health communication, public relations and/or social media
  • Evidence of professional/teaching activities in the areas of campaign planning and evaluation and event management
  • Evidence of community-engaged scholarship and/or teaching
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 10, 2023.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select job [C23-017] Assistant Professor of Health Communications and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae, including list of college courses taught
  • Names of three professional references including their title, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Recent teaching evaluation(s)
  • For ABD candidates, include a letter from your thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.  

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email gabriela.s.flores-erazo@ccsu.edu.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2023-2024. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit 2021-2025  American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining  Union Contract.

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Pudlinski, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2701 or pudlinskic@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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