Mediated Interpersonal Communication Assistant Professor - tenure track

The Department of Communication at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor studying MEDIATED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION.


The successful candidate must show promise of a strong, theoretically driven research program investigating the processes and outcomes of interpersonal communication in technologically mediated contexts. Applicants must employ empirical methods consistent with the department’s quantitative behavior science orientation and that complement one or more of the methodological strengths within the department (behavioral, biological, computational). Competitive applicants will demonstrate potential to secure extramural research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in interpersonal communication and related topics, including courses in their area of specialization.

Applications will be accepted on-line at Candidates should upload a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a statement describing their research interests, sample publications or article-length writing samples, a statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy. A Ph.D. or evidence that the degree would be complete by the first day of instruction is required. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2024. Completed applications must be received by October 15, 2023 to guarantee initial full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications. Appointment level and salary are commensurate with experience. The expected total salary for this position is $101,000-$133,000.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor Steps 4, 5, or 6, or positions eligible for tenure. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor Steps 4, 5, or 6, or positions eligible for tenure will be subject to reference checks