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Tenure-Track Position in Technology and Social Behavior- Assistant Professor
The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire for
a tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2012. The position will be at the
level of assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to publish
innovative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and perform
professional service commensurate with rank.
We are looking for candidates who can contribute to a strong interdisciplinary
program in technology and social behavior. Possible areas of expertise include but
are not limited to: human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication,
social computing, communication and information infrastructures, language and
behavior in virtual communities, and the study, design, and development of media and
social networks. Potential to attract external funding is expected, and a record of
successful funding is required for a tenured appointment in the open-rank position.
The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major and
graduate programs in Media, Technology, and Society, Interaction and Social
Influence, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as the interdisciplinary Ph.D.
program in Technology and Social Behavior. Through special resources for research
support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich
opportunities for scholarly development. School of Communication faculty also can
have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research
at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.
Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, a publication or work in
progress, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to
Professor Darren Gergle, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern
University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, [log in to unmask]
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and
employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.
Technology and Social Behavior Search Chair: Darren Gergle
Search No. 17673
Department of Communication Studies
2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-118
Evanston, IL 60208
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