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UCLA Department of Communication - Tenure-track position in Political Communication

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 16th, 2019
Next review date: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCLA Department of Communication invites nominations and applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant level. Candidates at the associate level may be considered; and consideration will be given to exceptional senior candidates. Applicants should have visibility and outstanding research in political communication, media effects, media institutions, digital media, related subject areas, or (ideally) work that combines these areas. Salary will be competitive.

The appointment will begin in July 2020. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active and impactful program of research, teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and university service.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Political Science, or a related field. Applications are welcome from scholars with expertise including—but not limited to— "big data" and machine learning skills (particularly in the collection and analysis of new media, archival, or visual content) or lab and field experiments. We also encourage applications from scholars with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, graduate mentorship and advising, and success in pursuing grant support for their research.

Applicants are to apply for these positions online at The requirements are: a cover letter; a statement of research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; a statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and 3-4 letters of recommendation (or for senior faculty a list of 3-4 individuals who can serve as a reference).

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by October 31, 2019.

The Department of Communication is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as we respond to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy:

Job location

Los Angeles

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-7 required (contact information only)