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Assistant Professor in Risk Communication

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Risk Communication.  We seek an engaged scholar/teacher who has interests in areas such as message planning, the assessment and effect of risk messages, judgment and decision making, strategic communication of risk, crisis management, or risk in interpersonal and/or mediated contexts. We are especially interested in candidates whose interests intersect with other areas in our School, such as health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, public relations, media/technology/society, or media and politics.

The successful candidate will conduct research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service.  Such a candidate will have a PhD in Communication (or related field such as psychology, management, or other social or behavioral science) and an innovative program of research. The candidate should have interests in engaging with interdisciplinary research teams or centers on campus (e.g., Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Center for the Environment, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, Center for Families, and/or the Colleges of Engineering and Science). The candidate must be prepared for teaching, collaborating with, and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.  We seek a colleague who will develop and teach new and existing undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her areas of interest. The potential for securing extramural funding is desirable.

Screening of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information for three references.  Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy (riskcom@purdue.edu)  Questions regarding the position or application process can also be directed to Dr. Felicia Roberts, Search Committee Chair (riskcom@purdue.edu); 765-494-3323.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions whose research and teaching center on (a) strategic political communication and (b) public relations and political communication. The successful applicants will join a growing area of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Lamb School and complement existing strengths in mass communication, public relations, and organizational communication. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as graduate advising. Purdue University’s Research Park is home to the C-SPAN Archives, and we welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching might use this resource.

Strategic Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record centering on media and political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.

The ideal candidate will explore the influence of mediated communication processes, messages, or emerging communication technologies on individual or collective political attitudes and behaviors. Possible contexts for research and teaching include the influence and effects of traditional and digital communication technologies, public discourse from government leaders, news media and journalism, or media and public opinion.

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references. Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at polcom17@purdue.edu . Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333.

Public Relations and Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record focused on public relations, with an interest in political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.

Undergraduate teaching would sometimes include a large lecture Introduction to Public Relations course and special topics courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Industry or government experience in public relations, advertising, political campaigns, or strategic communications is desirable.

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references. Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at pr17@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, and industries.

Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communications is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.