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University of Pennsylvania,<br> Annenberg School for Communication
: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Joseph Cappella
: 215-746-3400
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The University of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science, and the Annenberg School for Communication offer two two-year post-doctoral fellowships in tobacco communication research beginning as early as Summer 2014. This fellowship program offers training in communication research and theory as well as opportunities to become involved in ongoing research. The advanced, rigorous training and experience provided will prepare fellows for careers as independent investigators.

The Fellows will obtain skills and experience to complement previous advanced work in communication, tobacco control, public health, or behavioral science. Fellows can work closely with mentors in such areas as content analysis of social media, behavioral theory, persuasion theory, risk and decision-making, psychophysiology as well as health communication. Fellows will participate in research using survey, experimental, and content analytic methods and will receive guidance in the preparation of manuscripts and career development grants. The current research portfolio focuses on communication and tobacco use, including prevention and cessation message development and campaigns, and media effects on tobacco use. Fellows will work under the supervision of Joseph Cappella, Ph.D. Gerald R. Miller Professor of Communication, or Robert Hornik, Ph.D, Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication, and other faculty in health communication.

Applicants must have training in quantitative social science or behavioral research methods and must have received a PhD or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution. If applying, include letter of introduction, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references. Applications will be considered on a continuing basis. To be assured of full consideration please respond by March 1, 2014. Please forward materials to To obtain additional information, please call or contact Joseph Cappella, Ph.D (215-746-3400,), Gerald R. Miller Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.