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

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

    Posted 08-24-2022 10:56
    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 nine-month full-time open rank, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Organizational Communication. A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must show evidence or promise of developing a record of teaching effectiveness and independent social scientific research. Applicants also must demonstrate evidence or promise of securing external funding.

    We seek candidates who employ social scientific methods to study organizational communication. The specific areas of teaching and research may be any topic within the broad area of organizational communication, including: (a) AI and the future of work, (b) institutional perspectives on organizational communication, (c) the use of communication technologies for organizing, (d) the implementation and use of enterprise social media, (e) technologies and distributed work, and (f) large-scale organizational communication networks.

    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.



    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:

    The candidate will join departmental colleagues with varied disciplinary backgrounds in a unit of 22 graduate faculty members and 11 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.

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    A PhD in communication or related field is required before the target start date of August 16, 2023. Applicants must have a record of publication indicative of an associate or full professor or evidence of a promising research agenda indicative of appointments as assistant professor.



    This is a full-time, 9-month appointment, tenure-track position. The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.



    To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at

    Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and statement of research interests. We also ask applicants to 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 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 September 30, 2022.

    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 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.

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


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