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Faculty Position - Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Communication - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • 1.  Faculty Position - Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Communication - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Posted 09-22-2021 12:20

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full- time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Organizational Communication.  A PhD in Communication or related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must show clear promise of developing a distinguished record of teaching and independent social scientific research. The potential to secure external funding is highly desirable.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

    The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

    We seek an outstanding candidate who specializes in the social scientific study of organizational communication with a focus on macro-level organizational

    communication and/or technologies and organizing. Potential areas of teaching and research include: (a) interorganizational communication, (b) institutional perspectives on organizational communication, (c) large-scale collaborative processes among diverse groups, (d) the use of social media for organizing, (e) the implementation and use of enterprise social media, (f) technologies and distributed work, and (g) organizational communication networks.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Successful candidates also must demonstrate commitment to joining a department that strives to build and nurture inclusiveness, equity, and diversity as an integral part of the department culture (for more information, see: statement).

    The candidate will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 20 graduate faculty members and 12 specialized faculty members. The department supports undergraduate and master's programs (including an online MS program in health communication) as well as one of the nations' oldest and most distinguished doctoral programs. For more information about us, visit

    A PhD in communication or related field is required by the target start date of August 16, 2022. A strong publication record, an active research agenda, and a year of teaching experience are all required.

    Salary and Appointment Information
    This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, tenure-track position. The expected start date is August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

    Application Procedures and Deadline Information

    To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should also include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois' and the College of LAS' commitment to diversity. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 8, 2021.

    Employee benefits are competitive and include those in recognized marriages or civil unions (for same-sex and different-sex partners). Please reference:

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    For further information, please contact: William Barley, Associate Professor and Search Chair;

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


    William Barley
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Urbana IL
    (217) 300-2262