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The Communication Studies Department at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Research Methods with a secondary focus in interpersonal and/or family communication studies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust research program and teach core research methods courses. Substantive research areas may include, but are not limited to, computer-mediated communication, health communication, sexuality studies, ethnicity/race studies, and/or workplace communication. We especially welcome applicants from critical-theoretical backgrounds, who approach their work with an engaged focus, and/or who are well-versed in qualitative research methods.
Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field completed by July 1, 2023.
A developing or established research agenda in interpersonal and family communication studies.
A record of, or potential for, publishing in top-tier journals or presses in the communication discipline and other relevant fields.
Demonstrated excellence in, or strong promise for, teaching qualitative research methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Evidence of attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service.
Evidence of commitments to critical theoretical traditions, engaged research practices, and/or qualitative research methods and analysis.
A record of research related to one or more of the following areas: computer-mediated communication, health communication, sexuality studies, ethnicity/race studies, and/or workplace communication.
Evidence of or potential for external grant activity.
Assistant Professor, 9-month
Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity, and budgets.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
No state income tax
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grant-in-Aid
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
The UNR Communication Studies Department is an energetic, collegial, and growing community of scholars, teachers, and students with a deep commitment to excellence in research and teaching. We value engaged research and teaching practices, and we exhibit leadership at the college, university, and discipline levels. Communication Studies is home to a graduate program that currently confers the MA degree; and that will soon confer a PhD degree focusing on engaged communication research approaches in interpersonal and family communication, organizational communication, rhetoric and public culture, and critical-cultural studies. The department currently ranks as a top 10 program in several tiers of the most recent CIOS rankings including in critical theory (#9), LGBT studies (#7), sexuality studies (#7), and privacy studies (#6). The department also houses the Nevada Debate Union, an award-winning, national champion debate team. Faculty in the department participate in a variety of College and University-wide initiatives such as the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies; the interdisciplinary Gender, Race, and Identity Department; the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities; and the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.
The University of Nevada, Reno is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color, and we are an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service in a pluralistic environment.
The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. The University of Nevada, Reno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
The University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Liberal Arts strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College has a Latino Research Center and affiliated faculty in the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we work to dismantle racism, visit our Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.
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Please attach the following documents to your application:
1) A complete Curriculum Vita
2) Cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience
3) Contact information for three profession/academic references
4) A one-page diversity statement about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
5) Two research-based writing samples
6) A sample syllabus from any course you have previously taught
Posting Close Time
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2023. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on February 14th. This posting will close at 12:00am on February 15th.
Posting Close Date 02/15/2023
Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.