Colorado State University seeks an entry-level assistant professor (tenure-track) of science communication. For this position, “science” is defined broadly to include basic and applied sciences particularly related to the environment, natural resources, agriculture, and health. The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience that emphasizes the strategic communication, journalistic aspects, and/or digital communication aspects of science communication as well as relevant teaching experience and a related research agenda or creative activity record. The successful candidate will carry a 2/1 teaching load, including undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication and other courses related to the candidate’s professional experience. The successful candidate will contribute to the expansion of a department-based Center for Science Communication, build connections with professional science communicators, and lead and/or contribute to internal and external engagement in science communication.
Required qualifications include a completed master’s degree in communication, journalism, or a field relevant to science communication; professional experience in strategic communication, public or media relations, journalism, and/or video/digital communication in the context of science communication; evidence of ability to establish a program of research or creative activity in science communication; experience building connections with professional science communicators; demonstrated coursework, academic service, or professional management experience that indicates the potential for leading and/or contributing to internal and external engagement in science communication; potential for excellence in teaching relevant undergraduate and graduate courses as well as interest in expanding the department’s course offerings in science communication; interest in and ability to advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and interest in advising a new student organization in science communication.
Application materials include a letter of application; a curriculum vitae or resume; statement of research/creative activity focus; evidence of relevant research and/or creative activities; statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; list of three references; and graduate transcripts. Candidates who can advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship, creative activity, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach are encouraged to address these goals in their application.
Colorado State is Colorado’s land-grant institution situated in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains, one hour north of Denver. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 26, 2018.
To view the full position announcement and to apply, visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/post
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.