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Department of Communication - Communication Theory employing Computational Methods

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 24th, 2018
Last review date: Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Communication Theory employing Computational Methods.

We seek a colleague whose primary research interests are concerned with explicating, understanding, and evaluating fundamental processes of communication. The candidate must satisfy two criteria.

First, candidates must have a track record of communication research that is theoretically innovative. Specifically, the successful candidate is expected to have a research program that advances at least one key area of communication, such as neuroscience, virtual reality, serious games, persuasion, media processes and effects, computer-mediated communication, political communication, social cognition, organizational communication, or interpersonal communication.

Second, candidates must have experience and expertise in employing computational analytical or data science methods in communication research. Such methods may include computer-assisted text analysis, fMRI, sensing technologies, Bayesian inference, Markov models, time series analysis, dynamic network analysis, machine learning, or other state-of-the-art techniques.

Our new colleague will be expected to teach courses in communication theory, innovative methods in her or his area of expertise, courses in the candidate’s substantive area, and other courses based on the Department’s needs.

A doctorate degree is required before the first day of instruction. Applications must be submitted by October 8, 2018 to receive full consideration. This position is subject to final administrative approval. Position to begin July 1, 2019.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Sample of Research Writing 1

  • Sample of Research Writing 2

  • Sample of Research Writing 3 (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Additional Information (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)