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Assistant Professor of Media Theory and Politics

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching center on intersections between media theory and political communication, integrating knowledge of new media technologies and environments.  For example, a candidate might explore interactions between social media in political campaigns, digital government, media and policy, media effects, mediated public discourse and government decision making, or media and public discourse.  Purdue is home to the C-SPAN Archives, and we welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching might make use of this resource.  In addition, research programs that intersect with existing strengths of the Lamb School are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, work collaboratively with graduate students, publish innovative research, and seek extramural research funding.  A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required by August 2014, but advanced ABDs will be considered.


Purdue University is located two hours from Chicago and one hour from Indianapolis, in the Lafayette/West Lafayette MSA with a population of about 200,000.  The university serves more than 39,000 students, and the Lamb School has approximately 650 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students.  Visit http://www.cla.purdue.edu/communication/ for the latest news.

To apply, send a cover letter, vita, and 3 letters of reference (at least one of which addresses teaching strengths) to:  Josh Boyd, Search Chair, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, 100 N. University, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098. Review of applications will begin Oct. 15 and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in these positions.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 



Seungyoon Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Brian Lamb School of Communication
Purdue University
100 N. University Street, BRNG 2114
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

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