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Job: Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences

Penn State College of the Liberal Arts

The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will build capacity in the Communication, Science, and Society Initiative (CSSI), a joint undertaking of CAS and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

The full-time position will be filled by an assistant professor who complements the CAS department’s mission with regard to either the scientific study of communication or the study of rhetoric. Applications are open until 1 August.

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement, be well grounded in the communication discipline, complement and strengthen core interests of faculty in CAS, and be willing to collaborate with the broader university community, especially the Huck Institutes. A Ph.D. in a related field is required at the time of appointment. Other considerations such as interest in grant-based research, the desire to engage in interdisciplinary research, and an appreciation for working alongside diverse colleagues in the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences, will be taken into account.

Applicants will provide clear evidence of scholarly and teaching excellence and service to the discipline. Responsibilities will include course development in the area of specialty, supervision of theses and dissertations, and involvement in other departmental activities.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August, 2020.

For additional information or to apply, visit the website.

About the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

"Our faculty uses theories and methods that span the humanities and social sciences to understand the role of communication in diverse interpersonal, communal, national, international, and cultural settings. From our leadership roles in the Center for Democratic Deliberation and the Center for Humanities and Information to our curricular oversight of programs such as the course in Rhetoric and Civic Life or the Intercollege Minor in Civic and Community Engagement, the faculty in CAS aim to promote and the knowledge and skills related to communication that our communities need to transcend times of discord and to foster our collective well-being."


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  • Assistant Professor
  • Communications Arts and Sciences
  • Penn State University