Science Communication Program

Faculty Positions

The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State is expanding its programs in science communication and seeks one or two assistant professors with proven experience and/or strong interest in building collaborative research teams focused on the science of science communication. (Candidates with exceptional experience and credentials will be considered at higher rank).

The Bellisario College is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate communication education, and in theory-driven research faculty productivity. A new $30 million gift naming the college from Donald P. Bellisario will support even more ambitious and cutting-edge student and faculty investment in the years ahead.

In addition to our Media Effects Research Lab, the Bellisario College provides faculty with graduate student support and numerous opportunities for internal and external funding. More broadly, Penn State is a world leader in multiple disciplines now at the center of urgent public communications and policy discussions -- energy, agricultural biotechnology, engineering, medicine and climatology, to name just a few.

Building and supporting collaborative research teams with strong social science components is a top priority for the University, and the Bellisario College of Communications is uniquely positioned to play a central role in these initiatives.

Preferred candidates will teach in the areas of advertising and public relations, journalism, or other areas of media production at the undergraduate level, and have strong ability or interest in exploring multi-disciplinary research opportunities across the University. Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, and three or more references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant).

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Lee Ahern, Director of the Science Communication Program, at Review of applications will begin on Sept. 31, 2017, and continue until filled.