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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_creative_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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