Department:School of Journalism & Communication Rank:Assistant Professor Annual Basis:9 Month
Application Deadline October 2, 2017; position open until filled
Required Application Materials Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references.
Position Announcement The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in global media and technology studies with a strong emphasis on issues of social justice, to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Global media and technology studies is an emergent field of inquiry that examines the social and cultural impact of the new digital technologies on communication, cultural production, and informational politics. Such a perspective is crucially concerned with questions of governance, development, equity, and social change. Research in this area has focused on a variety of topics including: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), internet protocol and governance, the digital divide, intellectual property and piracy, social media, and the use of digital communication technology by both the state and alternative actors.
Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.
The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in global media studies, media and social justice, and other areas of the media studies undergraduate area. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.
We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.
Department or Program Summary The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.
Minimum Requirements Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level.
Preferred Qualifications Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required.
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