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Assistant/Associate Professor - Critical Journalism Studies

University of California, San Diego, Communication Department

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Critical Journalism Studies
Job Location: La Jolla , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Communications, journalism, film, TV
Date Posted: 2018-07-11
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Assistant/Associate Professor - Critical Journalism Studies
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 rank of advanced Assistant to mid-Associate Professor, to begin Fall, 2019.

Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on the evolving nature of journalism in the age of social media.

Areas of particular interest include: the shifting norms, genres, and practices of news production and consumption in todayís complex mediated environment; the changing boundaries between journalism and other narrative forms and cultural platforms for information dissemination; the political economy of news organizations and news work; the role of algorithms and infrastructure in the circulation of news; and the interactions of journalists and other actors in the production and circulation of news.

Successful candidates will have strong methodological skills that augment the departmentís interdisciplinary program and strengths in cultural and historical analysis, institutional analysis (including political economy), comparative analysis, ethnography and textual and discourse analysis.

Candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Information and Application Process Instructions

The Department of Communication and the University of California San Diego are 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 September 15, 2018, at the following link(s):
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01786 (Assistant level),
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01784 (Associate level)

Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement detailing how your research, teaching, and service would contribute to campus diversity goals; writing sample(s); 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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