Endowed Associate Professor of Communication



Job description

Posting Number: F002106

Rank: Associate Professor

Discipline: Social Sciences

Specialty: Communication

Contract Type: With Tenure, Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period)

Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2023

Position Description Summary

The Communication Program within the Department of Organizational
Sciences and Communication invites applications for a tenured-track, endowed associate professor position to begin in Fall 2023. The new hire will hold the Chauncey M. Depew Professorship, which was created in 1936 and is one of the oldest endowed professorships at the university.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

We seek a scholar with a strong, innovative, and potentially interdisciplinary research program, a track record that demonstrates evidence or promise of external funding, and expertise in the study of communication processes in organizational and/or health contexts. Areas of emphasis may include, but are not limited to, intersections of organizational and health communication, health and wellbeing at individual/family/organizational/community levels, communication technologies and/or social media, communication networks, health inequities, organizing for social change, globalization and intercultural collaboration, physician-patient communication, etc. The successful candidate will be responsible for service contributions and play a leadership role, such as serving as a program director for the undergraduate and/or graduate program, as well as future department chair. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses including but not limited to research methods and senior seminar, which is a required sequence for our undergraduate majors, culminating in a capstone thesis.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Communication or a closely related field by date of appointment. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of an active, independent research program and teaching excellence as evidenced by teaching evaluations, as well as evidence or promise of securing external funding. Candidates must be well grounded in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Applicants must also demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse educational community.

Other Information

George Washington’s Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication is a multidisciplinary department in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The department offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in Organizational Sciences and in Communication, and a doctoral degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. The Communication program offers an undergraduate major and two minors (Communication, Organizational Communication), as well as a Master’s degree in Communication Management. For more information about the department and program, visit https://orgsciandcomm.columbian.gwu.edu

Located in the prestigious Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., between the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Smithsonian, World Bank, the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the White House, the university provides access to major employers in both the public and private sectors as well as major consulting firms and scientific agencies.

How to apply

To apply, complete the online faculty application and upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and qualifications, selected publications, and a summary of teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. In addition, candidates may be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation, which can be sent to [email protected].

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and we seek to attract culturally diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Meina Liu at [email protected]

Open Until Filled: Yes

Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO StatementThe university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.