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Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Studies

University of Nevada, Reno

Job Title: Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Job Location: Reno , NV
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Application Closing Date: 10/9/2017
Date Posted: 2017-09-13
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position in Communication Studies at the rank of advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The department seeks candidates whose research and teaching specializes in Relational Dynamics. Within this area, we are seeking candidates to fulfill our current instructional needs in the specializations of interpersonal, organizational, small group, facilitation/deliberation, or conflict/peace studies. Successful candidates will also help develop and enhance the recently reactivated MA program, and have a strong orientation towards social justice or community engaged scholarship.

Diversity is central to the mission of Communication Studies. Our faculty, staff, and students strive to foster an environment that is conducive to exploring, engaging, and expressing diverse perspectives and is respectful of diverse identities.

Communication Studies at UNR is a member of The School of Social Research and Justice Studies (SSRJS) within the College of Liberal Arts. Other units in the School include the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Criminal Justice ( Faculty in Communication Studies have also developed interdisciplinary research and teaching partnerships with the SSRJS departments, with the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology PhD Program (, and with the Gender, Race, and Identity Program ( The Department is also active in the Composition and Communication in the Disciplines initiative, which seeks to provide students with intensive communication and writing experience in their discipline of study. Our growing department also houses our top-ranked and award-winning National Parliamentary Debate Association team. The department also has an active Lambda Pi Eta Chapter, and collaborates with the surrounding community through service-learning and outreach programs.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should hold a PhD in communication studies or closely related field. The candidate must have a record indicating a strong potential of professional and academic leadership, and a distinguished reputation in research.

Preferred candidates will have already obtained the rank of Associate Professor, but we will consider strong Assistant professor candidates.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates who specialize in interpersonal, organizational, small group, facilitation/deliberation, or conflict/peace studies preferred. Candidates with service learning, community engagement or social justice orientations are preferred. Previous experience with graduate programs also a plus. All methodological orientations are welcomed.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To apply for this position go to: Applicants deadline for submission is October 9, 2017.

Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000. UNR is an equal opportunity employer which also offers benefits to same-sex and different sex domestic partners and spouses. The university offers 70 M.A. and Ph.D. programs in nine colleges. Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World” is a vibrant, growing city of 250,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 200 miles east of San Francisco. The city is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts. Reno is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. The University and its metropolitan area enjoy a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and

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