OPEN RANK POSITION IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION.
The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an open rank position (full, associate, or assistant professor level) in Health Communication starting September 1, 2017. We are seeking applicants with the promise of national and international prominence in one or more of the following five areas: (1) e-health or m-health technologies; (2) health promotion and behavior change; (3) health care quality and outcomes; (4) health disparities or inequalities; or (5) genetics. Applicants should have a strong background in either quantitative research methods or mixed methods.
Health communication members of our faculty engage in interdisciplinary, grant-funded research collaborations addressing questions with both substantive theoretical and practical implications. We seek a colleague who will help us continue this tradition and can teach health communication and research methods courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the further development of undergraduate and graduate health communication programs in the department.
Texas A&M University offers health communication scholars a suite of communication research labs along with a number of excellent opportunities for collaboration, with scholars from the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Department of Health & Kinesiology, and the interdisciplinary program on genetics. The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) and Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy offer possible collaborations in the areas of health and health policy. In addition, Texas A&M’s location is not far from Texas’ large metropolitan areas permits collaboration with scholars from other universities, including the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
The department offers the PhD, MA, BA and BS degrees, and has 24 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, more than 45 graduate students, and over 1200 undergraduate majors. Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 59,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5,000 international students from 130 countries. We seek candidates who can teach effectively in a diverse and global classroom. Texas A&M ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $800 million dollars per year). Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is deeply committed to enhancing the diversity and excellence of its faculty and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A PhD or other doctoral degree is required in communication or a related field such as psychology, public health, health education, or health services. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to the department through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Richard Street (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications are preferred).
Co-Chairs: Richard L. Street, Jr. & Johanna Dunaway, Committee Members: Antonio LaPastina, Jennifer Lueck, Emily Rauscher