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About the College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information is composed of two schools (School of Journalism and Media, School of Information Science), two departments (Department of Communication, Department of Integrated Strategic Communication) and an interdisciplinary graduate program. Nearly 1,700 undergraduate majors and 350 graduate students are led by more than 80 full-time faculty, who also teach in the university’s core curriculum and serve students pursuing minors and certificates in the College. The College also houses UK’s independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the national championship Intercollegiate Debate Team.
 


About UK

Located in the vibrant city of Lexington, the University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant institution that plays a critical leadership role in promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. The university is one of just eight in the country with a major academic health center and a full spectrum of academic colleges and professional schools on one contiguous campus. As such, UK is an incubator for multidisciplinary research. These collaborations allow researchers to address the rapidly changing needs of a global society.

UK was recently ranked ranked one of America's Best Large Employers (#6) and ranked second nationally in the education category by Forbes Magazine.
 


About Lexington

The City of Lexington is a great place to live, work and study. It recently appeared on USA Today’s list of the top cities to live in. With a population of roughly 320,000, Lexington offers both the warmth – and lower cost of living – of a small city, along with some of the amenities you would enjoy in a larger city, including the arts, cultural events and a thriving dining scene.
 


Open Positions

Student Success
The College of Communication and Information is seeking applications for an Academic Advisor II for their Student Success Office. Our team of advisors seeks to empower all students to take ownership of their academic and personal development by creating relationships in a supportive and inclusive environment. Advisors are dedicated to student success by answering all questions related to major, career, and coursework, helping the student create an overall college career plan. This position will connect students to resources in the college and across the university to help them be successful.

Advisors are an integral part of a vast network of resources and people across the University designed for student success encompassing learning, retention, and graduation. We are looking for professionals who are invested in turning passions into professions.

A successful candidate for this position will have excellent interpersonal, listening, and written communication skills, experience in advising and counseling, and have an eye for attention to detail.

School of Journalism and Media
PROFESSIONAL IN RESIDENCE VIDEO GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Professional in Residence, a non-tenure track lecturer position, to serve a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, to teach three (3) courses per semester in video game design and development and esports. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.
 
Qualification and Responsibilities:
The School of Journalism and Media is seeking candidates for the position of esports/video game professional in residence to join a nationally ranked media and journalism program. This is a non-tenure-track, lecturer title series one year appointment with possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2024. Main responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in video game design and development and esports. The specialist will mentor and oversee esports groups and participate in event planning and the administration of esports tournaments and other programs at the UK campus. The hire is expected to collaborate with faculty and staff to identify, create and facilitate learning opportunities for students relating to video games and esports.
 
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of related and verifiable work experience in video game design and development and is required to hold a bachelor’s or master’s (preferred) degree from an accredited college or university.

Department of Integrated Strategic Communication
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication. This is a full-time, 9-month faculty reporting directly to the dean of the college with appointment expected at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred) with tenure. This position is open to both regular and special title series (for additional information on title series at UK visit https://ofa.uky.edu/policies-procedures/policies-title-series). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: The new Chair of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication (ISC) will continue to grow, support, and nurture the collegial culture of the department while working collaboratively across programs and units in the college. This person will be a visionary who will lead with transparency and integrity, with a commitment to engaging with, and strengthening, college- and university-wide initiatives. Administrative experience and understanding of the accreditation process are advantageous. A track record of national and/or international prominence as an ISC scholar (or related field) and experience working in a cross-disciplinary environment are expected.
The successful candidate must hold an advanced degree in a related discipline (earned doctorate preferred) and be eligible to qualify for tenure at the university. The successful candidate must also be a leader with demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/creative activity and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills. 
Members of under-represented groups are highly welcome and encouraged to apply, as are those who would bring dimensions of diversity, equity and inclusion to the teaching, service and research missions of the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, the College of Communication and Information and the University of Kentucky. 

School of Journalism and Media

Job Summary
The award-winning School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky seeks to hire an outstanding faculty member in the Media Arts and Studies (MAS) sequence. An active research program in a media studies-related area is required. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including but not limited to media policy and regulation and media research methods, as well as theoretical and practical courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The faculty member is also expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate courses at the master’s and doctoral levels.

In addition to a record of teaching excellence and scholarly work, professional experience is desired. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in communication, media, or a related field.Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability and desire to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds and first generation students. This position is designed as an Open Rank, Regular Title Series, Tenure-track, 9-month assignment. Rank is commensurate with experience and scholarly record. Faculty in the Regular Title Series with an active scholarly program typically teach two courses per semester. The anticipated start is August 16, 2024.

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science
 
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.  
 
Qualification and Responsibilities:
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in instructional communication. The instructional communication research (ICR) group in SIS is responsible for teaching the basic course to nearly 5,000 students annually. Research areas might include, but are not limited to, online instruction, instructional communication technology, instructional communication in different contexts, or multi-modal communication. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in communication, instructional communication, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.    
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science (ICT)
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: 
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in information communication technology. This could include, but is not limited to, information systems, system design, application development, software design, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, human computer interaction, computer security, databases, or health informatics. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, computer science, communication, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

School of Information Science
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science, LIS
The College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of assistant professor. This is a regular title series position reporting directly to the School Director with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. 
 
Qualification and Responsibilities: 
Teaching responsibilities for this nine-month appointment include topics primarily in library and information science. This could include, but is not limited to, digital curation, archives, health information, data science, information literacy, or knowledge organization. Candidates are expected to hold an earned Ph.D. or be in ABD status in information science, library science, or a related field at the time of the interview. The Ph.D. is required by August 2024, for the successful candidate to hold the rank of assistant professor and begin the probationary period toward tenure.
 
Candidates will be expected to teach a 2-2 teaching load at the graduate or undergraduate level in instructional communication\ with opportunities to teach across the School’s programs. This position will have an expected distribution of effort of 50% research, 45% teaching, and 5% service. Faculty are expected to teach, advise students, maintain a personal research program, participate in professional activities, and serve on university committees. Opportunities exist to work with doctoral students in the College’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

Department of Communication

The Department of Communication in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky invites applications for multiple tenure-eligible (also known as tenure-track) positions at the Assistant Professor level (Regular Title Series) with an anticipated start date of Aug. 16, 2024. Tenure-eligible means candidates must first meet the prescribed criteria per Administrative Regulation 2:2-1 and statements of evidence to be granted tenure.

Department of Communication:

The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication with undergraduate major options in business and organizational communication, digital and mass communication, healthcare communication, human communication and sport communication, as well as a minor in communication and an undergraduate certificate in health communication.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in communication/mass communication by Aug. 16, 2024. The department is open to applicants in one or more of the following areas: interpersonal/intergroup, sport, health, organizational and media communication. Excellence in research and teaching, as well as publication credentials commensurate with departments in a major research university, is required. A record of or potential for extramural funding, as well as a commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary research, is desired. Responsibilities include actively engaging in theory-driven, empirical research from a social scientific perspective, teaching two courses per academic semester, and serving on program and student committees.

The initial distribution of effort for the first academic year will be as follows: 50% Research, 45% Instruction, 5% Service/Professional Development

The successful candidate must be a leader with demonstrated excellence in university teaching and scholarship/creative activity and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills.

Application materials should include a letter of application that briefly summarizes background, qualifications, and interest in the position (upload as Cover Letter); a curriculum vita; a brief research statement reviewing focus, expertise, accomplishments, and goals; a brief teaching statement including philosophy of teaching and evidence of teaching excellence (the research and teaching statement can be uploaded as a combined document in Specific Request 1 or separately in Specific Request 1 & 2); and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Application review will begin September 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair: Nancy Harrington via email at nancy.harrington@uky.edu

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