003727-2017 - Assistant Professor - Strategic Political Communication

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions whose research and teaching center on (a) strategic political communication and (b) public relations and political communication. The successful applicants will join a growing area of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Lamb School and complement existing strengths in mass communication, public relations, and organizational communication. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses as well as graduate advising. Purdue University’s Research Park is home to the C-SPAN Archives, and we welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching might use this resource.

Strategic Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record centering on media and political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.

The ideal candidate will explore the influence of mediated communication processes, messages, or emerging communication technologies on individual or collective political attitudes and behaviors. Possible contexts for research and teaching include the influence and effects of traditional and digital communication technologies, public discourse from government leaders, news media and journalism, or media and public opinion.

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references.  Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at polcom17@purdue.edu . Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333. 

Public Relations and Political Communication Position Description: The successful applicant will have a research and teaching record focused on public relations, with an interest in political communication. The position requires a Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline.

Undergraduate teaching would sometimes include a large lecture Introduction to Public Relations course and special topics courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Industry or government experience in public relations, advertising, political campaigns, or strategic communications is desirable. 

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.  A complete application includes: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests (max. 2 pages), evidence of teaching effectiveness (max. 2 pages), no more than two publications, and names and contact information for three references.  Send application materials electronically to Allison Loy at pr17@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Josh Boyd, Search Committee Chair, boyd@purdue.edu or 765.494.3333. 

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, and industries.  

Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communications is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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