The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to fill up to three tenured or tenure track faculty positions (open rank) in the area of digital media to begin fall semester 2013. Preference will be given to scholars whose innovative research and teaching falls in one of the following three areas.
* Theory-driven use of archival, depth observational, and/or field methods to understand digital media, including but not limited to topics such as cultural production, location-aware and other social media, virtual reality, digital design, technoculture, gaming, transnational flows, surveillance, and/or intellectual property.
* The use of communication theories and quantitative methods to illuminate the social, cultural, political, economic and/or psychological uses, effects, and policy implications of evolving digital technologies.
* The application and development of communication theories using “web science” approaches and/or the analysis of “big data” generated through various online or mobile information and communication technologies. Specific research methods could include social network analysis, web and mobile analytics, data aggregation and analysis, computational social science, computer facilitated content analysis, behavioral prediction, data visualization, and/or related modes of inquiry.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (in Communication or a related discipline) and have a strong record of teaching and research. Responsibilities include conducting a program of research and publication, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels including supervising doctoral dissertations, and contributing service to the school and university.
The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 18 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.
Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and up to three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220 via facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51067. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by September 15, 2012.
The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.