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Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (The School of Communication)

School of Communication
Tallahassee, Florida
Open for discussion
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023



College of Communication & Information


The School of Communication




The School of Communication at Florida State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in health or science communication with an emphasis in community resilience.


The School of Communication has a long-standing reputation for providing cutting-edge research, teaching excellence, and public outreach that influence and lead the field and industry. Ideal candidates for this position will have a proven record of conducting research that will advance scientific knowledge about effective communication strategy as it pertains to improving health, well-being, and equity in community resilience processes.


We are especially interested in scholars focusing on community resilience with a record of seeking and acquiring extramural funding. Candidates with excellent potential and enthusiasm for seeking external funding will be considered.


This position is one of three tenure-track hires the School will be making in the broad area of science, health, risk, and environmental communication. These hires represent a strategic focus on FSU’S university-wide health initiative complementing our existing strengths in these priority areas.  We are interested in scholars exploring community resilience, resilience processes, community building and social networks; cultural and community competence in communication; reducing systemic inequities; health disparities and community health; environmental justice; politicization of health and science information, persuasion and health, science, and/or risk messaging, and promotion and prevention campaigns. All viewpoints, methods, and levels of analysis are welcome.


Candidates may come from Communication or a related discipline with related expertise.






A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered if their degree will be conferred no later than August 2024.


Successful candidates will support the University and School’s mission of facilitating high-impact research activities that can help bridge the divide between academia and the broader public.


Successful candidates must have an established research program, including high impact publications and a record of or potential for seeking and acquiring extramural funding. Successful candidates should be committed to transdisciplinary research, teaching, service, and public outreach. They should have a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students. Successful candidates will be asked to teach two courses per semester.


Preferred Qualifications


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in any of the following areas: health, science, and/or risk communication, disaster and/or crisis communication, persuasion, communication campaigns, social marketing, social media campaigns, communication theory, graduate level statistics, and related courses.


Contact Info


If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Bailey, chair of the search committee, at


University Information


One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply


If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.


Include a letter with application, curriculum vitae (with education details), and a list of three references. Three letters of recommendation will be required at the second stage of the interview process.




This is a Faculty position.


This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.


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