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.
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.
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.
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.
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 () 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org