Ryerson U 2 Job Ads: Communication (Canada)

Job adsRyerson University (Toronto, Canada) is currently advertising two tenure-track positions in Communication. Deadline for either position: January 15, 2018.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Politics and Communication, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on one or more of the following: political communication, political discourse, public advocacy, governance, campaigns, political activism and non-profit communications. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on the politics or political culture of racialized communities.

The School of Professional Communication in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University also invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the area of Professional Writing, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2018 subject to final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a focus on Professional Writing, in the context of technical, science or health related institutions and practices.

Simon Fraser U Jobs: Communication (Canada)

Job adsThe School of Communication at Simon Fraser University has three faculty postings open at this time:

Review of applications will begin on January 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, News, Social Media and Public Communication
Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Details of Job Posting 

National U Singapore Job Ads: Communications & New Media

Job adsThe Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore seeks outstanding candidates for five tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research in one or more of the following broad areas.

Position 1. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Public Relations. We seek a scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) public relations, corporate communication, strategic communication, and/or digital and social media. A thorough grounding in theory, research, and practice related to public relations and/or strategic communication is required.

Position 2. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Health Communication. We seek an engaged scholar with demonstrated expertise in health communication broadly defined. Areas of teaching and research interests include but are not limited to: culture and health, health campaigns, health promotion, health information seeking, patient-provider communication, health risk perception and behavior, social support, e-health, and/or health care advocacy.

Position 3. Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Organizational Communication. We seek a scholar with expertise in organizational communication, leadership, and/or new communication technologies. In particular, research and teaching interests in gender, diversity, and organizational culture in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are desired.

Position 4 Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Science Risk Communication. We seek a scholar with research and teaching expertise in risk and/or science communication, broadly defined.  Candidates with interest in increasing public’s understanding of risk/science as well as improving public discourse about risk/science are encouraged to apply. Ability to teach across health, strategic, and/or organizational communication as a secondary area are welcome.

Position 5 : Assistant Professor Tenure-track position in Media Art 
We seek a scholar with with a research and teaching focus on Media Art. We are interested in candidates who explore media art across disciplines and forms that might include games, interactive exhibitions, or location-specific installations, and that engage critically with social issues. We encourage applications from candidates who combine interdisciplinary theoretical research and creative practice. Interactive Media Design at CNM is comprised of an interdisciplinary group of researchers who specialize in emergent issues at the intersections of media theory, art, design, and HCI.

American U of Beirut 2 Job Ads: Media Studies (Lebanon)

Job adsThe Media Studies Program in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, invites applications for 2 positions.

Application deadline: October 15, 2017
To begin: August 15, 2018

  1. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Arab Media Studies

We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic, and social scientific approaches to media in the Arab world broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have a research agenda that both advances the study of media, culture, and politics in Arab society, and is in dialog with current theoretical debates. The specific subfield and methodological approach is open. The successful candidate will bolster existing program strengths at the undergraduate and graduate level.

2. Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies – Media Studies Generalist

We are seeking a scholar trained in critical, humanistic or social scientific approaches broadly conceived, and with breadth of perspective on interdisciplinary currents in the field. While we are seeking a generalist, relevant areas of research for this position might include but are not limited to media theory and history; visual culture studies; television and popular culture; political economy and development; and humanistic or social scientific approaches to emerging media and network culture. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate core courses, courses relevant to the Film and Visual Culture minor, and complement existing program strengths at the graduate level.

While a research agenda focus on the Middle East and its diasporas is desirable, we also encourage applications by candidates who can demonstrate the relevance of their current or future work to the region.

U Macau Job Ads: Linguistics (Macau)

Job adsFull / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Discourse Analysis)

Full / Associate / Assistant Professor of Linguistics in English (Language and Technology)

UM Macao Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Release Date: Sep 08, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

The University of Macau (UMacau) is the flagship public university in Macao, which gives it a unique advantage when pursuing the goal of becoming a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, the university has made great progress in various areas, gaining increasing international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. To better support higher education development in Macao and to meet society’s ever-increasing demand for high-quality professionals, the university relocated in August 2014 to a new campus of approximately 1.09 square kilometres. With a state-of-the-art campus, the implementation of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new faculties and well-equipped laboratories, the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

Lebanese American University: 6 Job Ads

The Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University is currently advertising 6 faculty positions:

U Pennsylvania 2 Job Ads: Communication & Culture

Job adsTenure and Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Communication and Culture at University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill one tenured (Associate Professor or Full Professor) and one tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty position in the area of “communication and culture.” Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching include innovative approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity, as well as those whose work includes a global, transnational, or comparative dimension. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to algorithmic culture and platform studies; mobility and migration; technology and identity; and digital culture production. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative methods.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 4, 2017.

Loughborough U Job Ads: Communication and Interaction (UK)

Job adsThe Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University has 2 jobs to announce. The job title (for both) is Lecturer in Communication and Interaction. Deadline: 3 September 2017.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with research interests that lie in social psychology, or a cognate social science discipline, that bear on communication and social interaction. The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of BSc Social Psychology as well as the development of new MA degree pathways in communication and social interaction.

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline, an active research profile, the clear potential to contribute to the Department’s research culture, a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an HE environment, and to support the University Strategy, Building Excellence. The lectureship will commence as soon as possible following interview.

[NB: “Lecturer” in the UK system is equivalent to the North American “Assistant Professor” position]

American U Job Ads: Intercultural Relations & International Communication

Intercultural Relations and International Communication (Two Non-Tenure Track Faculty Positions)

Location: Washington, D.C.

The School of International Service (SIS) at American University (AU) invites applications for a full-time, non­ tenure track faculty appointment for AY 17-18. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. This appointment is a 10-month term position and will commence August 31, 2017.  Renewal for subsequent academic years will be based on budgetary authorization and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should hold a PhD or the highest equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.  The position will require the incumbent to teach the equivalent of three undergraduate and/ or graduate courses per semester.  All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. Applicants should share the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in the following fields: Intercultural Relations and International Communication.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

U Tampere Job Ads: Social Research (Finland)

Five associate professor or professor posts in the New Social Research programme

The University of Tampere is an internationally renowned research-led university and one of the few in the world to specialise in the social sciences.  It has a lively, multidisciplinary and international research environment with a staff of 2,200 and 15,000 students.

The University places strong emphasis on rigorous scholarship in areas of significant social relevance. To help achieve this objective, the University has commenced the New Social Research programme. NSR has five core themes: governing complexity; transformation of agency and empowerment; the changing nature of work; the future of well-being, and; new forms of communication, information and interaction. NSR will become a truly international programme, working across disciplinary boundaries and in partnership with a wide range of external stakeholders nationally and internationally. More information on NSR is available at the programme website.

At the centre of the programme are eleven fully-funded associate or full professor posts. The director, Professor Rebecca Boden, and the first six appointments are already in place. The University of Tampere is now seeking to complete the team by appointing a further five associate or full professors. Appointees will have dual affiliation between NSR and an appropriate faculty, ensuring a clear career trajectory, and at the end of this period it is anticipated that they will take up permanent posts in one of the University’s faculties, as appropriate.

The University of Tampere is seeking highly motivated and accomplished academics who will be active and innovative co-builders of the NSR programme as research leaders. In addition to developing a strong individual research profile within the broad remit of NSR’s activities, you would work collaboratively with fellow NSR researchers to achieve significant programme synergies. Activities would include: effective research leadership (particularly of early career academics); facilitating the development of the NSR profile nationally and internationally; and seeking, winning and managing major research funding. A key role of the NSR programme is to make a major contribution to the further development of the University’s research profile more generally. As such, you would be expected to work collaboratively and constructively with appropriate faculties to embed programme gains across the institution.  Whilst the main emphasis of these roles for the first five years is on research, you would be expected to make a gradually increasing and expertise-appropriate contribution to research-led teaching, curriculum development and research student supervision in the faculties.

What you can offer
You must have: a doctoral degree in a field relevant to the research programme; high-level scientific expertise; an excellent international publication record; and teaching/supervision skills and experience across the range of levels.

Additionally, successful candidates will have a proven track record of international scientific cooperation, and the ability to offer advanced research-led teaching and supervision. Your research interests will be aligned to one or more themes in the NSR programme, but you will be able to demonstrate how you would develop those further. NSR especially welcomes applications under the theme the changing nature of work and is less likely to make any appointments of candidates whose principal contribution would be in the theme governing complexity.

Your proposed work for the duration of the programme will evidence a good fit with NSR objectives and how you would work in an inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Ideally you will have experience of leading or making a major contribution to a research group and a track record of successful applications for external research funding.

What we offer
The University of Tampere offers a dynamic and international research community with strong national and international collaborative networks. Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tampere have recently agreed to merge and will be working collaboratively together to build a unique model of higher education offering an innovative, multidisciplinary and internationally attractive research and learning environment built on demonstrably excellent foundations.  Appointment to NSR offers an opportunity to develop, lead and maintain a dynamic research programme leading to national and international recognition within this environment.

Finnish people almost universally speak English to a high level. Finland is a well-ordered and culturally sophisticated EU country which enjoys world-leading free schooling (including in English), affordable child care, excellent public services, moderate taxation and low levels of bureaucracy.  The Tampere region is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and Finland’s second largest city. The city offers an extremely pleasant environment in which to live and work. Whilst a traditional industrial centre, with an attractive heritage built environment, today the city is best known for its high-tech expertise. The city has a lively cultural life, with many theatres, galleries and museums etc. and is the most popular city to study in amongst Finnish students.

We appreciate that relocation can be daunting and the University’s HR Services provide intensive support for international recruits, especially on matters such as residence permits, registration, taxation, retirement pensions, social security issues, finding accommodation, daycare for children, schooling, health care and other local services in Tampere. You can contact the International HR Team during your application process with any specific queries or see our Join us!-pages on our website. The University of Tampere received the European Commission’s acknowledgement of HR Excellence in Research in March 2015.

The University of Tampere offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits. These include occupational health care, flexible working hours and high-quality sporting facilities. These posts include membership of the generous Finnish statutory earnings-related retirement pension scheme, further details of which are available here.

Finnish universities operate a national University Salary System and salaries will be determined by reference to that. At commencement, the minimum monthly salary of an associate professor will range between €5,000 and €5,600 a month and that of a professor between €5,700 and €6,400 a month. Higher salaries may be agreed dependent upon experience and/or performance.

These posts are subject to a four month probationary period. Initial appointment as associate professor is for five years and, subject to successful performance, post holders will become tenured members of faculty staff at the end of the five year period. The evaluation of suitability for a tenured position will commence after four years in post and appointees will be supported throughout the five year period to ease transition to faculty positions.  Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset.

The application process
Applications should be written in English and submitted electronically via the University of Tampere’s electronic
recruitment system by 15:45 pm. on 2 May 2017.

The following documents should accompany your application:
A CV (excluding publications).
A list of publications compiled according to the Academy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your ten most important publications.
A letter of application in which you set out the reasons why you are applying for the post and why you are particularly suited to it.
A five page research plan, outlining your proposed research within the programme.
The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can support your application.

For queries related to the NSR programme please contact the Programme Director, Professor Rebecca Boden. For queries related to the application process please contact the Faculty Head of Administration Sari Saastamoinen.