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Department of Communication - Interpersonal Communication and Technology

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor (Tenured), Interpersonal Communication and Technology. We seek a colleague who satisfies two criteria. First, applicants must have a theoretically driven research program primarily concerned with explicating fundamental processes of interpersonal communication. Second, applicants must have a demonstrated research focus on how interpersonal communication unfolds in digitally-mediated social environments. Example topics include, but are not confined to, the establishment and evolution of relationships within/across locations; language use and effects; family communication; face-to-face and online deception; person perception and inference-making; interpersonal human-computer and virtual interactions; compliance gaining; social identity and intergroup communication; social support; bullying and cyber-victimization; biological and evolutionary perspectives of interpersonal communication; emotion and nonverbal communication; or how technology transforms interpersonal communication processes. Applicants must employ empirical methods and develop/test theory focused on interpersonal communication processes in ways that comport 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 in core areas of interpersonal communication is required. Teaching courses in interpersonal communication, specific areas of expertise, and other areas based on Department need is expected. Applications must be submitted by October 2, 2017 to receive consideration. This position is subject to final administrative approval. Position to begin July 1, 2018

Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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)