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The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University 
seeks to hire for three faculty members in the areas of Computation and 
Communication; Media Studies; and Organizations and Networks. 
Candidates should apply for only one of these positions. The appointments 
will begin on September 1, 2015. The successful candidates will be 
expected to publish innovative research, teach undergraduate and 
graduate courses, and perform professional service commensurate with 
rank. The successful candidates will also be expected to play a substantive 
role in the development of the recently launched Master of Science in 
Leadership for Creative Enterprises program 

(https://www.communication.northwestern.edu/programs/ms_leadership_c
reative_enterprises).Relevant work experience in the creative sector is 
preferred.



a. Computation and Communication (Search No. 24144)

Assistant or Associate Professor position for candidates with an interest in 
computation and communication. Areas of expertise include but are not 
limited to: human-computer interaction; social media; big data; collective 
intelligence; crowdsourcing; and collaboration and coordination online.



b. Media Studies (Search No. 24153)

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position for candidates with an 
interest in media studies. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: 
digital media uses; media institutions; social media; big data; the 
production, distribution, exhibition, and consumption of media arts and 

culture; advertising and marketing; music, podcasting and sound; gaming 
and entertainment; entrepreneurship and innovation; regulation and 
policy; and media history.



c. Organizations and Networks (Search No. 24152)

Assistant or Associate Professor position for candidates with an interest in 
organizations and networks. Areas of expertise include but are not limited 
to: team dynamics; social media and online networks; inter- and intra-
organizational networks; entrepreneurship and innovation; leadership; 

collective action; and project  management.



The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular 
undergraduate major, and graduate programs in Media, Technology and 
Society, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as an interdisciplinary 
graduate 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, publication samples, 
evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to 
Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski, at  [log in to unmask] 
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.



Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action 
educator and employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the 
United States.



Search Chair: Pablo J. Boczkowski 

Department of Communication Studies 

2240 Campus Drive

Evanston, Il 60208

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