Seeking Assistant Professor: Interpersonal Communication

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The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor who focuses on interpersonal communication.

Interpersonal communication is at the heart of many facets of social life, including relationships in myriad forms, the workings of teams and groups, cross-cultural dialogue, health care and treatment, and healing from abuse. We are a Department committed to the diverse traditions in our field, and our new colleague will bring a strong social scientific training with an ability and willingness to teach quantitative methods and have an understanding of and appreciation for the larger communication discipline. This position will contribute primarily to our social interaction area. Desired topics of focus include but are not limited to computer-mediated interaction, social influence (particularly related to health outcomes), relational/family communication, interpersonal processes in group interaction/deliberation, and communication and difference.

The start date for this position is September 16, 2016. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Communication by the start of the appointment. University of Washington tenure-track faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Candidates are expected to conduct research, teach four courses during a three-quarter academic year, and supervise graduate students at the Master and Doctoral levels. The position entails teaching in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates must submit (1) a letter of application that addresses research and teaching interests (for the latter, please include mention of existing courses and/or suggestions for potential new ones); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three references; and (4) two academic writing samples, with first or sole authorships preferred. Application materials are to be submitted in full online by October 15, 2015 at Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Valerie Manusov (

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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