Assistant Professor in Interpersonal Communication, Race, and Ethnicity

University of Georgia- Communication Studies

University of Georgia: Assistant Professor: Interpersonal Communication, Race, and Ethnicity

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant professor position in Interpersonal Communication, Race, and Ethnicity. The starting date for this position is August 1, 2022. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field at the time of appointment. Qualified candidates will have evidence of excellence in teaching and a strong research program in race, ethnicity, and interpersonal communication. For more information about the department and our research programs, visit

The position requires teaching and conducting research at the intersection of interpersonal communication, race, and ethnicity. A focus on the American South is desirable. Candidates should have the ability to interact effectively with faculty and students. In addition to developing and teaching classes in their specialty, this faculty member will teach core departmental courses including the undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication and Research Methods and our graduate course in Interpersonal Communication Theory. Interest and training in seeking external funding is also desirable.

To apply, visit Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, two recent publications or writing samples, and names of three references from persons highly familiar with the candidate’s research and/or teaching. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Chair, Jennifer A. Samp,

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.

The University of Georgia (UGA) is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 29,500 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students.

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