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Open Rank, Tenure-Track Professor in Organizational Communication

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The University Cincinnati’s School of Communication, Film, and Media Studies (SCFMS) is seeking an Open Rank, Tenure-Track Professor in Organizational Communication with an emphasis in Communication Technology/Digital Media. We seek a colleague whose research advances the organizational communication discipline, and addresses relationships among organizing and communication technology, digital media and/or information systems. We particularly encourage candidates whose research aligns with the social justice focus of our newly approved Ph.D. program; for example, digital technology and community mobilization, surveillance and power/resistance dynamics, and/or intersecting differences and digital inequalities.


Demonstrated links to additional areas of existing School strengths would be welcome, such as Leadership; Health, Science, and Environmental Communication; Culture, Identity and Difference; Power, Policy, and Globalization; Rhetoric and Civic Engagement; Film and Digital Media Studies. We encourage candidates who use innovative methodological approaches to apply. The selected candidate will teach existing courses such as Intro to Organizational Communication (COMM 3008), Organizational Diversity (COMM 4006), or Organizational Identity & Issues Management (COMM 5009),as well as methods courses, and develop graduate and undergraduate organizational communication or PR and technology courses in their area of expertise.


Formerly the Department of Communication, SCFMS has a strong research and disciplinary leadership profile. This position supports the School’s new Ph.D. program in Communication (social justice emphasis). The School also offers degree tracks in Communication, Public Relations, Film & Media Studies, and Digital Media; a graduate certificate in Film & Media Studies; an M.A. degree in Communication.


The University of Cincinnati is an urban, research-intensive public university that strives to provide a supportive environment for all its faculty. For example, we have an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and LGBTQ faculty association, and an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UC is located in a vibrant city with an active arts scene, national sports teams and an abundance of local restaurants and entertainment.


The University of Cincinnati offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The university provides benefits for qualified partners. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Support for start-up research costs will be available.

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start of their appointment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of or potential for a national/international reputation through an active program of published scholarship.
  • Candidates should demonstrate interest in securing grant funding.
  • Candidates must be able to articulate how their research and teaching can contribute to social justice.
  • Candidates should demonstrate their ability to teach organizational communication, technology, and research methods courses, and a willingness to mentor graduate students.
  • Finally, the successful candidate must share the school’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 76822


Open Rank, Tenure-Track Professor in Organizational Communication

Date:  Jan 15, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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