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Assistant Professor - Critical Studies of Technology, Media, and Persuasion

University of California, San Diego, Communication Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Critical Studies of Technology, Media, and Persuasion
Job Location: La Jolla , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-09-14
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description





Assistant Professor - Critical Studies of Technology, Media, and Persuasion

Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego

The Department of Communication (http://communication.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2018 in the following area: Critical Studies of Technology, Media, and Persuasion.

Candidates must have a PhD and an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on technology, media, and persuasion in the digital age; explores the blurred boundaries between corporate and public interests; and considers possibilities for configuring novel forms of politics, civil society, and popular culture. Areas of particular interest include: emergent forms of media and data manipulation and distribution by state, corporate, and non-governmental actors; data mining and algorithmic targeting of consumers, citizens, and political actors by government and corporations; the impact of advertising, promotional communication, and consumer culture on civil society, industries, human subjectivity, and political movements.

For this position, successful candidates will situate their work historically and have strong methodological skills that include or combine ethnography, cultural and historical analysis, institutional analysis (including political economy), and/or textual and discourse analysis. A comparative perspective is also welcome.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD and an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on technology, media, and persuasion in the digital age; explores the blurred boundaries between corporate and public interests; and considers possibilities for configuring novel forms of politics, civil society, and popular culture.

Candidates with a commitment to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and those with the potential to make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity are preferred.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by November 10, 2017, at the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01544

Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement summarizing past and potential contributions to equity and diversity (for further information on statements of contributions to diversity, please see http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html); and contact information for three reference letters.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

 

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