Assistant/Associate Professor, Community-based Research in Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego http://communication.ucsd.edu/ is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks to fill a tenure-track position up to the Associate Professor (with tenure) rank to begin Fall 2013. We are seeking a scholar who conducts community-based research in communication that is based in and engaged reciprocally with underserved or disenfranchised populations.

Required qualifications include Ph.D. and evidence of a strong research program and teaching experience. The preferred candidate will conduct intergenerational community research and have a strong record of engaging the issues of equity and diversity central to community-based research. Candidates should also have a strong record of using theories of learning and human development, such as socio-cultural approaches or dynamic systems approaches.   This is also an opportunity for the successful candidate to provide vision and leadership to the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, a campus research unit with a rich 40-year heritage of work that promotes the study of human development, diversity, and social inequality in partnership with communities and institutions in San Diego.   Work in new media is also a plus; much of LCHC's recent work explores the complex impact of digital technologies in various local afterschool learning and community-centered environments. Preferred candidate will have experience or a willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00294 Candidates should submit electronic versions of a letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, a CV, and three letters of recommendation.  Applicants are also asked to contribute a separate statement in which they summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp). UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.