Cleveland State University — Assistant Professor in Health Communication

The School of Communication at Cleveland State University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Communication. The appointment will begin on August 16, 2021. The primary responsibilities of the appointee will be to maintain an active research program; teach existing undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, contribute to the expansion of our health communication curriculum; and engage in department, college, and university service commensurate with rank. The appointee may also be asked to teach courses in a secondary expertise area to serve the curricular needs of the School of Communication.

Cleveland State University is an urban university located in a major metropolitan area that allows for research collaborations with major medical centers including world famous Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Case Western University Hospitals, and Metro Health System. The School of Communication offers undergraduate majors in Communication Studies and Journalism and Promotional Communication, and a Master of Arts degree in Communication Theory and Methodology. For more information about the School of Communication go to

Minimum qualifications include the completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. in Communication or related fields by July 1, 2021 for appointment as Assistant Professor; ABDs will be considered for appointment as an Instructor. Candidates must have a social science/behavioral science background and expertise for undergraduate teaching. Candidates will demonstrate potential to maintain an active research program. Coursework, teaching, or research experience in health communication is required.

Preferred qualifications include a record of research effectiveness, teaching effectiveness in online and in-person delivery, and the ability to teach our public health communication campaign capstone course. The successful candidate will also be able to develop contemporary courses in the health communication program, teach courses in a secondary expertise area within the program, and the potential for securing internal and/or external research funding. The successful candidate will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

Applications will be accepted exclusively online at  To apply, please upload (1) a cover letter, (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a sample of scholarship, (5) a diversity statement (upload in “other document section”; see below for statement description), (6) unofficial transcripts, and (7) contact information for three references. In your cover letter, you should describe how you satisfy the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your diversity statement, explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

Preference will be given to applications completed by March 1, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Elizabeth Pask at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at  Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.