Two Faculty Positions In Communication (Open Rank): Communication And Technology And Communication And Health at Rutgers University

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real world problems related to knowledge, interaction, technology, culture, media, creativity, and their interrelations.  Our commitment to solutions is stimulated by intersecting research challenges: health and wellness; social media interaction and collaborative design; global media, community, and democracy; and organizations, policy, and leadership.  We value our culture of collegiality and provide generous support for our scholars’ varied research enterprises.  Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, we embrace the University goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs.  For more about the School and active faculty searches in the Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism and Media Studies see:

Two Faculty Positions in Communication, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured)

We welcome applications from scholars whose work could intersect with the department’s existing focal areas while establishing connections with other units in the school and university. Specifically, we are looking to hire assistant, associate, full, or distinguished professors in the following two areas.

Communication and Technology

We are looking for innovative scholars investigating communication topics and challenges in areas such as: 

- Digital inequalities in urban contexts

- Technological innovations in health and wellness

- Privacy, visibility, transparency, and governance

- Computational social science and network science

- Mediated interaction in organizational and interpersonal contexts

- Design and engagement with technology in everyday life

Communication and Health

We are interested in scholars whose work examines communication processes and structures that enhance individual and community health in areas such as:

- Individual, organizational, and policy health decision making

- Data, evidence-based practice, and self tracking

- Health literacy, patient engagement, and underserved populations

- Relational, family, and community health

- Well-being, resilience, and social organization

- Knowledge transfer, health systems integration, and translation science 

- Community organizing, capacity-building, and health and social services delivery 

We especially invite candidates who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and masters programs as well as our highly regarded interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.  Embedded within the broader school culture, the Department of Communication is in an exciting period of transformation.  We look for candidates who will thrive in this environment and contribute to this transformation.  For queries regarding the positions, please contact Craig Scott, chair of Communication, [log in to unmask].  

Qualifications and Requirements

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field as of June 2017 is required.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching.  Senior-level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus.  Responsibilities of the successful applicants include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication and media, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with university policy for tenure-track and tenured appointments.

How to Apply

Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and school-wide research foci. Active review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016, and the positions will remain open until filled.  Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time) and submit to the portal at  

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at <>.

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Matthew S. Weber

Assistant Professor
School of Communication and Information

NetSci Network Science Lab

Rutgers University

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