Department Seeks Assistant Professor in Health Communication

For Best Consideration, December 1, 2012


Department of Communication

University of Maryland, College Park

Assistant Professor, Health Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position with a specialty in health communication. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2013.  

The successful candidate will have or show clear promise of a strong research record with an interest in health communication and preferably with a secondary interest in risk communication. An ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication or risk communication, communication theory, and quantitative research methods or statistical analysis is desired. Experience with grant funding is desirable.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment. They must also have the clear potential to establish a strong, active research program and to advise graduate students. Teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable. The Department of Communication offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.

The Department of Communication houses a Center for Health and Risk Communication ( and a Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership ( The university is located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. Applicants interested in using the area=s research resources, including the National Institutes of Health, other governmental institutions, funding agencies, and research libraries, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit complete applications by December 1, 2012. The application should include a letter of application that describes research interests and other qualifications, a curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation, the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three additional references, and sample(s) of recent research. Application materials should be submitted to Reference letters are to be sent by recommender to the same Web address, but these letters cannot be uploaded until the candidate has applied electronically. Applicants with questions should email Dr. Edward L. Fink, chair of the search committee, at

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.


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