Mission

The UCSB Department of Communication is internationally known for its research and education in communication processes and effects. Our mission is to provide theoretically motivated, innovative, and rigorous research, teaching, and service. We help students, researchers, and professionals understand how communication is developed, interpreted, and exchanged to inform, influence, and connect across a wide range of social contexts and cultures.

 


Teaching & Research

Teaching and research are vital activities for the Department of Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara. Our department offers over 65 different courses to more than 1200 undergraduate majors and over 25 different courses to our 35 graduate students in three core areas—interpersonal and intergroup communication, organizational communication, and media (from mass to online/digital).


Faculty Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Organizational and/or Group Communication

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of organizational and/or group communication at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field and a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research. We seek candidates who can complement and/or add to current research strengths of the department in areas such as social and digital media, teams, knowledge management, social networks, social movements, organizational technologies, alternative forms of organizing, virtual work, diversity, workplace membership and relationships, ethics and social responsibility, global organizing, health-related organizations and other contemporary issues. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and three publications to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00763. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Stohl, at mstohl [at] comm.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-7935. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration all application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 31, 2016.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Faculty Position: Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society                    

UC Santa Barbara, one of America’s leading public research universities, seeks applicants for a faculty position and holder of the Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society. Applicants should have a distinguished record of empirical scholarship addressing societal, political, organizational, or cultural implications of the Internet and related information-based technologies. In particular we seek applications from scholars whose work shows intellectual leadership and engagement across disciplines.  The Bertelsen chair holder will be expected to assume the directorship of the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS) for at least three years.  Established in 1999, CITS is a vibrant network of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education about the complex development, use, and effects of information technologies. The Center fosters research across the social sciences, humanities, and engineering. The appointment will be in the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, or Communication as appropriate, with an affiliation possible in other departments across campus. We are flexible with respect to discipline and applicants are especially invited in sociology, political science, communication, media studies, computational social science, and information science. The appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to the appropriate sections of the job search website: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00811. Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Paul Leonardi, at leonardi [at] tmp.ucsb.edu or at 805-893-5414. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration all application materials, including names and contact information for three references, must be received by October 25, 2016. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 

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Announcements

The following papers (and others to be added soon!) have been accepted for presentation at the...

Several undergraduate communication majors, under the supervision of two graduate students, Ben...

Ronald Rice is a member of the Steering Group of a 8-month project headed by the Institute of...

Ronald Rice is a Senior Researcher on a $1.5 million, 23-month research grant, “EnSEED (Encanto...

Ben Smith wins a 2016 Dean's Graduate Mentoring Award. This Award recognizes graduate students...

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