Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Communication

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Communication

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Work type: Faculty

Location: Newark

Categories: Communication, Full Time

The Department of Communication at the University of Delaware is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with primary expertise in the area of Interpersonal Communication, beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment. Ideal candidates will have exceptional competence in quantitative research methodology and advanced statistics. Additional communication expertise in areas such as health, technology, interculturality, diversity, media, and/or strategic communication is highly desirable.

The Department has Ph.D. and MA Programs in Communication, a Strategic Communication MA Program, and a robust undergraduate program with more than 600 majors. To facilitate collaborative opportunities, outreach, and research, the Department is home to the Center for Political Communication, the Center for Health Communication, and the Interpersonal Communication and Media Processes lab. The Department has experienced significant growth in its graduate programs in the last three years, and highly qualified candidates should be able to engage in a rigorous program of research, mentor graduate students, and demonstrate an ability to secure external funding for their research.

The College of Arts and Sciences ( at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Review of applications will begin November 8, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should upload a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee. For additional information about the position, please contact James Angelini, Search Committee Chair,

Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. TheUD benefits package ( is one of the best in the nation.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC194866472

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

Updated On: Dec 07, 2021