Assistant Professor

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Media Studies, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Posting Number F1032P Working Title Assistant Professor Department Franklin-Communication Studies 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. About the College/Unit/Department
For more information about the department and our research programs, visit comm.uga.edu. College/Unit/Department website comm.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 10/11/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes 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, commsearch@uga.edu.

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. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive 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 assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). UGA Statement
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.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by 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 time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.
Position Details

Classification Title Assistant Professor FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment. Position Summary
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 interpersonal communication.

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 Communication Theory. Additional Requirements
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 Tenure and the Communication Studies Department criteria. Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification 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 desirable. Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No 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 website.



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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
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