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Would be great to see some applicants from the Language and Social Psych community for this position!

University of Arizona Department of Communication

The Department of Communication, University of Arizona, invites applications for an assistant professor position in mass communication to start in Fall 2014.  The unit seeks individuals who are able to work with diverse students and colleagues and who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline, and employ a social scientific approach to research that focuses on mass communication. Evidence of a strong research program, and a record of teaching excellence are desired. Candidates with a record or potential for obtaining external research funding are preferred. We seek an outstanding candidate who specializes in any area of mass communication; this may include mediated communication processes and effects; audience formation and behavior; children and media; health-related media content; the role of media in political systems; or the effects of new technology. Candidates should be enthusiastic about advising graduate students. 

The department is committed to empirical, social-scientific research on communication processes, either basic or applied, making original and substantively important contributions and is regularly ranked among the top communication research programs in the country. More information about the communication department is For more information about the University of Arizona and the city of Tucson, visit
We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013, and will continue review until the position is filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.

Online application is required: apply online at:
Job #: 53704

Necessary materials:  CV, letter of interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation and any other materials that cannot be submitted online should be mailed direct to:
    Ms. Tina Mendoza
    University of Arizona
    Department of Communication
    PO Box 210025
    1103 E. University Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ  85721

For additional information about the position or search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Jennifer Stevens Aubrey at