About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 16 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including close to 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate
and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools
and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta
University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
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Open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
teaching portfolio, two recent publications or writing samples, and
names of three references from persons highly familiar with the
candidate’s research and/or teaching. Applications received by
November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the
position will remain open until filled. Questions about the
position can be directed to the Search Chair, Jennifer A. Samp,
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the
University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of
its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning
environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or
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PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for
the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction
against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the
requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance,
including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor
employees, are currently not in effect.
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Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement
that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees,
including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January
4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated
status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical
or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the
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Academic (9 mo.)
A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of
The Department of Communication Studies at the University of
Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
Assistant professor position in Interpersonal Communication, Race,
and Ethnicity. The starting date for this position is August 1,
2022. Qualified candidates will have evidence of excellence in
teaching and a strong research program in race, ethnicity, and
The position requires teaching and conducting research at the
intersection of interpersonal communication, race, and ethnicity.
In addition to developing and teaching classes in their specialty,
this faculty member will teach core departmental courses including
the undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication and
Research Methods and our graduate course in Interpersonal
For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank
of Assistant Professor, please see the
University of Georgia’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and
Communication Studies Department criteria.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
A focus on the American South is desirable. Candidates should have
the ability to interact effectively with faculty and students.
Interest and training in seeking external funding is also
Is this a Position of Trust?
Does this position have operation, access, or control of
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?
Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,
IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
UGA Credit Background Check
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
- List of References with Contact Information
- Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
- Sample Publications