Job Market

(10/03/2021) Job Market – Vanderbilt University : Mellon Assistant Professor of the Public Communication

This is a non-tenure-track position with a 3-year appointment effective Fall 2021. We are seeking a scholar working on the public communication of science with expertise in such areas as the rhetoric of science, humanistic analysis of science and technology, public arguments around science policy, the influence of technology in public culture, the relationship between science/technology and the humanities, and more. 


 – A strong research agenda in the public communication of science.  
 – Able to teach advanced courses on science communication and applied courses on public communication for STEM students.  
 – PhD in Communication Studies or a related field required no later than August 15, 2021. – Teaching experience preferred.  
 – In accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years from the start of the position. Teaching load 2/2. 

Application Instructions  

 Applications, including cover letter, CV, and writing sample, should be submitted here: 

Letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be submitted only upon request.

For full consideration, submit materials by March 10, 2021

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners.  

This institution offers benefits to spouses.