Job: Tenure-track position in Digital Culture (U Penn, USA)

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position (open rank) in “digital culture” to begin fall semester 2014. Preference will be given to early and mid-career scholars whose research and teaching contribute to field, interpretive, and/or critical approaches to the study of culture and its intersection with digital media such as the internet, social media, mobile media, virtual reality, online games, user-generated sites, and/or location-aware media. The specific cultural practices or objects of study are open and could include cultural production, digital design, technoculture, global culture and transnational flows, gender, race and ethnicity, surveillance studies, and/or intellectual property.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (in Communication or a related field or discipline) and have a strong record of teaching and research. Responsibilities include conducting a program of research and publication, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate 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 the Search Committee of Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by September 16, 2013.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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