Stanford U job ad

The Department of Communication at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor whose area of expertise includes the large-scale effects of information/communication technology OR cultural production OR new media and ways of thinking.  The successful candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should apply online thru Academic Jobs Online.

Please include a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, a cv, and three letters of reference.  Inquires can be directed by email to: siyengar AT For full consideration, materials must be received by November 15, 2013. The term of the appointment would begin September 1, 2014.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional diversity to the university’s research and teaching missions.


Subfield for search: Effects of Information/Communication Technology
We seek a scholar who investigates emerging inter-relationships between new forms of communication and social, economic or political outcomes at either the individual or aggregate level of analysis.  Our preference is for a scholar with a cross-national research agenda.

Subfield for search: Cultural Production in the Digital Age
We seek an analyst of media and culture with exceptional interpretive skills who examines the relationship between media institutions and emerging forms of narrative, identity and community formation. Given the increasingly global nature of cultural production, we prefer a scholar who explores these issues in a transnational, comparative context.

Subfield for search: New Media and Ways of Thinking
We seek a scholar who investigates new forms of media and new ways of interacting.  We prefer a scholar who utilizes cutting-edge theoretical perspectives and methodologies, for example the neuroscience or physiology of message processing, network analysis of complex social interactions, computational analysis of big data sets derived from ubiquitous sensing networks, or the role of media in verbal and nonverbal development.


CFP international political communication

Call for Chapter: International Political Communication edited volume

The impact and significance of global political communication has become unavoidable over the last decade as the war on terrorism played out on the international mass media. Much of the research in this area has been driven by data derived from western and developed countries. It is quite plausible that as the political, economic, and cultural milieu of a nation changes, the form of political communication that is possible there also changes. Considering the growing impact of new communication technology and globalization of media, it is very important for the field to begin looking at the ways in which political communication is divergent as well as comparable in different countries. This edited book will examine the interaction of media and politics in diverse countries by drawing on global scholarship in political communication.

We are soliciting chapters from scholars studying specific regions and countries. The chapters will be designed as case studies that detail the way politics is communicated and talked about through the media in these territories. Authors are asked to focus particularly on theoretical analysis as well as an assessment of the impact of communication technology advances and their impact on traditional modes of communication. One clear example of the change wrought by new technologies has occurred throughout the Middle East. In the case of the Arab Spring, the traditional models of top down communication were largely superseded by the mass use of the Internet and cell phones. Furthermore, the effect was heightened by a strong element of cross-fertilization of ideas across the region which was facilitated both through the Internet as well as Arabic language mass media. The influence of regional, common-language mass media in these protests was also an indication of the increasing influence of regional content providers as opposed to the traditional impact of English language transnational media.

The juxtaposition of these case studies sets the stage for learning from the way culture, history and media interact to create the particular manifestations of political communication in countries around the world. In addition, the volume is designed to examine the application and validity of popular media theories across different cultural and media contexts. In this case, the emphasis placed on theoretical analysis in the case studies will illuminate the way in which a theory that was created in a Western context can be applied and/or extended through its use in understanding an Asian or African location. In addition, readers would be introduced to theory being constructed in other regions of the world.

If interested, please submit an abstract (500 words) and CV by June 30, 2012. Completed chapters of 4000 – 5000 words will need to be submitted by September 30, 2012. Please send all abstracts and inquiries to Saman Talib at

U Oregon job ad

School of Journalism and Communication
Assistant Professor

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication seeks up to three outstanding Assistant Professors to join our faculty, carry out scholarly research, and teach in both our undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidates for these tenure-related positions will have a track record of research and university teaching experience in the field of journalism and communication and share our demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Professional experience aligned with one or more of our undergraduate majors is preferred.  A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required, though ABD may be considered.

We seek colleagues with strong research and teaching interests in fields such as, but not limited to, media history; media effects; gender, diversity and media; international communication (particularly East Asia); communication technology; communication economics; visual communication; and media management.  Media historians are especially encouraged to apply, as are scholars with success in obtaining external funding for their research.  The new colleagues will teach and advise in one or more of our undergraduate majors (Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Communication Studies), as well as contribute to core undergraduate coursework relevant to all majors, such as our cross-disciplinary Gateway courses; Media and Society; Understanding Media; Media History; Gender, Diversity and Media; and/or International Communication.  The colleagues will also teach and advise in our master’s and doctoral programs in Communication and Society.  They will also have opportunities to participate in programs at our George S. Turnbull Center in Portland.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse learning and work environment.  Employment begins September 16, 2012.  For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2011.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please send a letter of interest, CV and contact information for three references to:

Professor Janet Wasko
School of Journalism and Communication
1275 University of Oregon
Eugene OR  97403