Assistant Professor – Department of Communication

Website The University of South Florida

Located in Tampa and on the traditional Homelands and territories of the Seminole, the University of South Florida is a vibrant, urban research university. The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9-month, fulltime and tenure-earning Assistant Professor of Communication position with a specialty in computational methods. A PhD in Communication or related area is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable. We encourage Black, Latina/o/x, and Native American and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply.
We seek a social scientist whose research uses quantitative, computational methods. The ideal candidate will
conduct theory-driven, empirical, communication research; have the promise of, or an outstanding research record; and the potential for obtaining external funding. We encourage applications from all sub-fields of Communication. Possible methodological approaches include, but are not limited to semantic network analysis, big data analytics, data visualization, machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), social network analysis (SNA).
Our faculty values and uses a range of humanistic and social scientific modes to communication inquiry and seeks a colleague who appreciates our department’s methodological range. We are particularly interested in applicants who can highlight how their research implicates issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, social justice, and/or public engagement. Areas of research could include, but are not limited to, ethics, protest movements and activism, politics, organizing, algorithms, disinformation, or technology platforms.
Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, in particular quantitative methods, in faceto-face and online formats. The candidate should be able to teach and/or integrate computational social science topics into their courses, including Python or R. The ability to mentor masters and doctoral students is preferred.
The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit and retain faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here.

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