Open Rank Search in Organizational Communication and Technology

Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Organization Communication & Technology


The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for a full-time open-rank, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in organizational communication and technology to begin Fall 2024. The Department of Communication Studies is housed within the Moody College of Communication, which is ranked #2 in Communication and Media Studies in the United States and #4 in the QS World University Rankings. Moody College includes programs in Advertising and Public Relations, Journalism and Media, Radio-Television-Film, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

The department has strong graduate and undergraduate programs and provides faculty research, teaching, and leadership support and opportunities. The faculty in the Organizational Communication and Technology area of the department are a cohesive group that teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on a range of organization types and organizing practices. We welcome an array of organizational communication applicants including, but not limited to, those who study technology, and all relevant methodological and theoretical orientations.

Faculty have access to pre-and post-award external funding support and have opportunities to join the vibrant research center and institute culture in Moody College. Additionally, UT Austin offers faculty opportunities to be involved in interdisciplinary Grand Challenges such as Planet 2050, Good Systems (AI for Good), and Whole Communities, Whole Health. Finally, Austin offers many opportunities and resources that can contribute to a high quality of life. Learn more here:


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. Applicants should have  a promising or established program of research and publication, and have published scholarship in organizational communication. Applicants should have a commitment to teaching excellence, and interest in advising and mentoring graduate students and undertaking collaborative research. The ability to actively pursue and secure external funding is also valued.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest of no more than two pages, a 500-word statement of teaching and advising, a 500-word statement of research, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists. 

Screening of applicants will begin October 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Keri Stephens at



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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