Assistant Professor Tenure-track Position in Digital Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago – Department of Communication: Assistant Professor in Digital Policy. The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, in Digital Policy. This faculty member will teach and research telecommunications law and policy issues of traditional and online/digital media. Relevant areas may also include digital privacy, digital literacy, security, copyright, content sharing/production/consumption, media ownership, digital reputation and defamation. The candidate will have an earned doctorate in Communication or a related field, strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) appropriate for appointment as Assistant Professor, good prospects for external research funding, and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC is a Research I University with 16,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate and 3,000 professional students. The Department of Communication has 10 full-time faculty, approximately 200 undergraduate majors, 25 M.A. students, and 30 Ph.D. students in a doctoral program focused on the relationship between technology and communication.

The desired appointment date for the position is August 16, 2014. Electronic applications accepted only – Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of and contact information for three references to: Click on the Job Board, then our position.

Review of applications will commence October 15, 2013. Applications received by then will receive full consideration. The search will proceed until the position is filled.

Women and traditionally under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of state funding.

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