Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in STEM Translation Communication Center (83623)

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in STEM Translation Communication Center (83623)

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in STEM Translation Communication Center (83623)

Posting Date: 11/03/2021

Closing Date: 12/04/2021

Job Information/Description:

The Opportunity

The University of Florida’s STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC), housed at the UF College of Journalism and Communications, invites applications for two new positions. The first position is for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Health or Science Communication and the second position is for an Associate/Full Professor in Health or Science Communication who will serve as Assistant Director of the STCC. Both positions are twelve-month and tenure-track. The Center is particularly interested in candidates who can also contribute to UF Cancer Center in areas including (but not limited to), AI/informatics, ehealth/mhealth, strategic communication, precision public health, environmental communication, health inequities, health literacy, cancer caregiving, and patient-provider communication. Candidates who conduct research relevant to cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or survivorship are enthusiastically invited to apply. 


Candidates for the position will be evaluated based on their ability to demonstrate scholarly research and funding related to communication and translation. Academic appointment will be in the appropriate department (Advertising; Journalism; Media Production, Management, and Technology; or Public Relations) in the College of Journalism and Communications at UF. The appointments are to begin Fall 2022


In addition to UF’s excellent benefit packages,, the successful candidate will benefit from the College’s considerable strengths, including nationally recognized science and health communication faculty and graduate programs, state-of-the-art facilities and media properties, and established relationships across campus with diverse collaborators including the UF Health Cancer Center, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the University’s communications divisions.


Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be actively involved in the STCC as well as the UF Cancer Center. The faculty member will conduct original research, teach graduate and/or undergraduate level courses and advise graduate students, engage in governance and other Department and College service activities, and contribute to diversity and the internationalization of the College. 


Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross-disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state, and global scale. To learn more about CJC IDE efforts, please click on the link:


We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


The City of Gainesville

Gainesville ( is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or related field and a record of original research and must demonstrate the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams. Preference will be given to those who have a record of extramural funding. The University is particularly interested in recruiting diverse candidates to meet the needs of its diverse student population as well as the surrounding community.


Applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarship in health or science communication and have a proven ability to teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in health communication or translational science. Preference will be given to candidates who present evidence of excellence in teaching, potential to secure internal and external funding, supervising student work toward the completion of theses and dissertations, and willingness to collaborate on research and extramural funding with peers within the College, the Cancer Center, and other units across campus. The cover letter should clearly indicate the academic rank for which a candidate wishes to be considered. In addition to the criteria previously mentioned, individuals applying for the Assistant Director position (with an academic rank of Associate or Full Professor) must demonstrate evidence and/or potential of academic leadership.



Applications must be submitted online via Applications must include an electronic copy of the following:

A letter of interest that describes research accomplishments, interest in cancer communication, mentoring and commitment to diversity;
Complete curriculum vitae;
Teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.
Applications for the associate/full position should also address leadership experience and/or potential;
The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Questions should  be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Janice Krieger, P.O. Box 118400, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8400 or [email protected]


This position will be open until a successful applicant pool is established. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. 


Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.


The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.


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