University of Alabama

Associate Professor in Health Communication

The Department of Journalism & Creative Media in the College of Communication and Information Sciences seeks a full-time associate professor in the area of health communication. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teach courses in health communication. Candidates are welcome from all subfield specializations in health communication, including emerging media, health information, health journalism, health disparities, and health research focusing on diverse populations or related areas. The ideal candidate should have a record of success in securing external research funding.

The successful candidate is expected to bolster our graduate offerings in health communication and to collaborate across the college and university on health communication initiatives. The University of Alabama has recently created the Alabama Life Research Institute, which serves as a focal point for interdisciplinary biopsychosocial research that seeks to investigate the human condition at all levels. The successful candidate in this position will collaborate with the Institute and with others from across the University, as well as with peer institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations, governmental agencies, community-based organizations, and concerned individuals in an effort to improve life throughout the state, globally, and for future generations.

A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a mid-career-level appointment at a major research institution.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Candidates must apply online at and must attach a cover letter and CV that includes a list of three references. Please refer to the online instructions for applicants. Review of applications will begin Sept. 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Kim Bissell (205-348-8547 –

The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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