Joint Position in Communication Studies and Public Health

The Departments of Communication Studies and Public Health at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, New Jersey, invite outstanding applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor – Communication Studies/Public Health position jointly appointed in Communication Studies and Public Health to begin in Fall, 2019. The position will be housed in Communication Studies.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Communication, Public Health, or a related field, and work closely with both Communication Studies and Public Health majors, as well as the Master of Public Health program and the graduate certificate in Public Health. Strong preference will be given to those in Interpersonal Communication. We welcome candidates who can contribute to teaching and scholarship in family communication, health communication, social marketing, personalized medicine/precision health, crisis communication, provider-patient communication, social support, resilience, or communication related to various health contexts. A typical semester teaching load is three courses, although TCNJ provides opportunities for faculty to earn a one-course teaching release annually to support student and faculty research.  A doctorate is required for appointment (ABD status will be considered; however, degree must be conferred prior to start date).

To apply, please click here ( We require a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the contact information for three references. The deadline to receive applications will be December 1, 2018.  We will then start to review the applications right after that date.

TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 “Most Competitive” colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ’s campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.