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Department of Communication - Interpersonal Dynamics in Social Media

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor, Interpersonal Dynamics in Social Media. For this position, we seek a colleague whose primary research interests are concerned with explicating the fundamental processes of interpersonal communication in ways that integrate social media and its features. Potential programs of research include, but are not limited to, how relationships are established, maintained, and evolve in social media; language use and effects in social media; deception and its detection in social media; intercultural communication in a global context as facilitated by social media; person perception and inference processes in online environments; social identity processes in social media; and cyber-bullying and other forms of online aggression. Applicants must develop and test theory focused on interpersonal communication processes and how these dynamics unfold in and across different types of social media in relation to features of the media. The applicant’s research program must be consistent with the Department’s quantitative behavior science orientation and affiliation with the Division of Social Sciences. A doctorate degree is required before the first day of instruction. Demonstrated research and teaching competence is required. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to secure external funding. Applications must be submitted by October 2, 2016 to receive consideration. This position is subject to final administrative approval. Position to begin July 1, 2017.

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Sample of Research Writing 1

  • Sample of Research Writing 2 (Optional)

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)