The Department of Communication at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information seeks a full-time faculty member (open rank) in the area of organizational communication processes with an emphasis on strategic communication. The appointment will begin Fall 2024.
We seek a social scientist using organizational and strategic communication theories to understand how organizations engage diverse internal and external stakeholders. The candidate should have a research program that is theory-driven, empirical, and communication-centered. The ideal candidate would have direct industry experience working in or in research partnership with organizations in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Experience with engaged organizational communication research approaches is also desirable.
Applicants’ scholarship and teaching could focus on a variety of pressing and emerging issues in the field, including but not limited to:
- Crisis communication and organizing in disaster contexts
- Corporate social responsibility
- Cross-sector partnerships (public, private and non-profit sectors) for the public good
- Use of emerging technologies and/or social media to effectively engage key stakeholders
- Organizational resilience and community well-being
Our faculty employs a wide range of empirical and methodological approaches in their research. We encourage candidates whose scholarship intersects with, and extends, one or more of the department’s research foci (organizational communication, health communication, communication and technology, interpersonal communication, and language and social interaction) and/or other areas within the school such as media studies and information science. For more about the Department of Communication and the School of Communication and Information (SC&I), see comminfo.rutgers.edu.
We look forward to welcoming a new colleague who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and master’s level programs and our highly regarded interdisciplinary school-wide Ph.D. program.
Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair: Professor Sophia Fu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Communication, Rutgers University, 4 Huntington St., New Brunswick, NJ.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2024 for a September start date.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service; a record of external funding is a plus.
Responsibilities of tenure-track and tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments. As their careers advance, ideal faculty hires will be well positioned to lead externally funded research projects and collaborative efforts within the department, school, and across Rutgers University.
OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOOL
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,100 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. We are currently in an exciting period of transformation and growth as we form a hub for data science across departments at Rutgers University.
The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a dynamic center of learning at the heart of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. Founded in 1982, SC&I research and teaching is delivered by three academic departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science. Through ﬁve undergraduate majors and minors, three masters degrees, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the school teaches over 8,000 students each year, of whom 2,500 are its own undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, SC&I embraces the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs, and is committed to social engagement. For more about the school see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates are required to submit a letter of application, CV, two sample publications and the names of 3 references. All applications must be submitted through the Rutgers Job Board at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/208330.
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