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  Instructor Teaching Position

Instructor Teaching Position at the University of South Florida

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9 month fulltime Instructor to begin August 2014. The University of South Florida recognizes the importance of excellent teaching and offers a 3-step career ladder for Instructors.

We seek a Director of the Introduction to Public Speaking course. Public Speaking enrolls over 800 students per term in 30+ sections taught by Graduate Teaching Associates. Duties include course content, exams, supervising instruction, and conducting teaching workshops.

Successful candidates will have academic interests beyond the basic course, and will teach courses in one or more of the following areas: performance studies; introduction to communication; gender, race, and class; popular culture and media criticism; rhetoric; and communication theory. Experience with service learning or capstone experience courses is favorable. Area of specialization is open, but applicants should fit with the department's qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation.

A Ph.D. in Communication is required at the time of employment, though we will consider ABDs who can demonstrate that they are positioned to complete the degree by employment date. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and prepared for a four course teaching assignment each semester.

Recognizing that a diverse faculty enriches the educational experiences of the campus and greater community, the department strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public. For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need. Information regarding benefits is available at: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/benefits/.

Application materials must be received by February 1, 2014.

Salary is negotiable. To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and documentation of successful teaching (summary of teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, other teaching materials) via the following link: http://employment.usf.edu Three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Dr. Michael Levan
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website, www.communication.usf.edu. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Michael Levan (mlevan@usf.edu).

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu.

  Assistant Professor in Health Communication

Assistant Professor Position in Health Communication at the University of South Florida

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014. A Ph.D. in Communication is required at the time of employment, though we will consider ABDs who can show evidence that they are positioned to complete the degree by the employment date. We seek a candidate whose central focus is health communication. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within our department's qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry. The successful candidate will have a record of published scholarship and successful teaching experience in the area of health communication commensurate with the length of time since earning the Ph.D. and appropriate for appointment in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university. The ideal candidate will have a record of (or potential for) securing external funding for research, mentoring graduate students, and building productive connections with local or global research sites.

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate's credentials and experience. Information regarding benefits is available at: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/benefits/. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public. For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need. Recognizing that a diverse faculty enriches the educational experiences of the campus and greater community, the department strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, documentation of successful teaching and research productivity (include up to three published works). For more information and to apply, go to www.employment.usf.edu

Application materials other than letters of recommendation must be included in your online application and received by February 1, 2014. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to:

Dr. Artemio Ramirez
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Further information about the department, its students, and faculty is available at our website, www.communication.usf.edu. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Artemio Ramirez (aramirez@usf.edu).

  Postdoc in Global Change

University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars
Social Sciences and Humanities, 2014-15
Global Change in a Dynamic World

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida is pleased to announce its participation in the sixth year of USF’s Postdoctoral Scholars program in the social sciences and humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s scholars is “Global Change in a Dynamic World.” 

Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to (a) contribute to one or more of the priority goals of USF’s strategic plan (see http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/), (b) work closely with distinguished faculty, (c) participate in  interdisciplinary and programmatic seminar series, (d) teach two courses over a twelve-month period, and (e) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship. 

Areas in which post doctoral scholars might work include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week), will begin August 11th, 2014, and be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents (up to $6,000). Support for travel to academic conferences will be available. Scholars are responsible for their relocation and housing expenses.

Applicants in communication must have earned a doctoral degree in communication no earlier than 2011 and successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2014.  The doctoral degree must be conferred prior to the first day of employment.  (Applicants must receive their doctoral degree from an institution other than USF.) 

A complete application consists of (a) a cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative and providing details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of “Global Change in a Dynamic World” and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan, (ii) the department(s) with which you would like to be affiliated, (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer, and (iv) your long-term goals; (b) your curriculum vitae; (c) two letters of reference; (d) scanned copies of up to three of your published papers/scholarly works; and (e) scanned copies of current academic transcripts from all degree awarding institutions (original transcripts will need to be mailed by those individuals who receive formal offers).  All application materials must be sent to postdoc@usf.edu by Friday February 14, 2014.

Additional information about the department and the university is available through our departmental Web site:  http://communication.usf.edu.  For complete details about the position, please see http://www.grad.usf.edu/provostinitiative2014.php.   

Address any inquiries to Mahuya Pal, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, USF, by phone (813-974-2145) or email (mpal@usf.edu).

USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.

Selection Criteria

1. Strength of research/creative scholarship record and demonstrated promise of a successful academic career.

2. Research and teaching experience in Global Change in a Dynamic World aligned with the goals of the USF Strategic Plan especially interdisciplinary inquiry, global initiatives, and community engagement.

3. Teaching experience and contributions that fit within USF programs.