Northwestern University

Faculty Position in Health Communication

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) invites applications for a full-time faculty position in health communication to begin August 1, 2020. We seek a colleague in the field of health communication whose research and teaching are theory-driven and applied, and who addresses social and cultural issues in the health domain and social determinants of health. Candidates will have expertise in the role of communication media (legacy and emerging) for community engagement in strategies for achieving social and behavioral change. NU-Q is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community therefore we are especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse student populations.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field and have relevant teaching experience in higher education and evidence of a productive research program. The ideal candidate will have expertise in multimodal health campaigns using mediated strategies, and relevant expertise in social change communication, persuasion, and implementation science. Research and applied experience with the impact of communication in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in persuasion and social influence, mediated health communication, globalization, and health. The ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable. Applicants will share NU-Q's commitment to historically underserved and marginalized communities, especially in the Global South.

Northwestern University's first international campus is a media school grounded in the liberal arts and housed in one of the most advanced communication facilities in the world. NU-Q has extensive technical and production facilities including a robotic newsroom, a digital innovation lab for AR and VR, edit suites, and audio-visual production studios. This position is in the Communication Program that delivers the Media Industries and Technology major and collaborates with the sister major in Journalism and Strategic Communication. Executive and graduate education has a particular interest in health communication.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a multi-disciplinary campus community of research and practice. The person selected will join a highly qualified faculty drawn from NU's home campus and some of the world's leading universities and media venues. Our graduates are employed in top media and strategic communication venues and have a high rate of matriculation to top graduate schools in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. Students benefit from generous travel and research grants.

Applications received by November 20, 2019 will receive the highest priority. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

To apply, please upload the following to:

  • Cover letter that addresses how the applicant's experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, with a section that addresses diversity and inclusion in the teaching environment
  • Writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic/professional referees

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individual with disabilities. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in Qatar.

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Last updated: 2019-11-24