USA-Assistant Professor in Communication and Development

Ohio University – Assistant Professor in the School of Telecommunications

Assistant Professor in the School of Telecommunications, Ohio University, to teach and conduct research in communication and development, with a focus on health communication in Africa. Ph.D. in communications, development studies, public health or related field required; teaching and practical experience in development projects with NGOs, government, or international agencies an advantage.

Duties include:
1. Teaching two courses a quarter at the graduate or undergraduate levels from at least two of the following areas: health communication, media and technology in Africa, development and communication theory, media for social change, international and multicultural broadcasting, research methods.
2. Maintaining an active research agenda in health and development communication, seeking grants to support research, and contributing to the research efforts of the Institute for the African Child;
3. Advising graduate students in Communication and Development Studies, African Studies and Telecommunications through service on project and thesis committees;
4. Providing administrative support to the director of Communication and Development Studies and contributing to the program$E2s planned distance learning initiative.

Starting date: September 2004. This is a two-year term position with the possibility of a tenure track appointment contingent on funding.
Salary range: $40,000-$50,000 for the nine-month academic year. Opportunities for summer teaching and workshops.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2004.

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