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The Department of Communication at Cornell University is currently
searching for two 9-month tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant
Professor level. Applicants for either position whose work also contributes
to other core strengths in science, health, and the environment,
information technology, and/or social influence are encouraged to apply.
Both positions involve 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities.
Communication faculty teach two to three undergraduate and/or graduate
courses per academic year and advise students in the Department’s B.S. and
Ph.D. programs. We will give preference to candidates whose research and/or
professional experience would enable them to teach an undergraduate
theory-based course in new media and society (Position 1) or visual aspects
of communication (Position 2) as well as specialized undergraduate and
graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The anticipated
start date is July 1, 2016.

Position 1 - *New Media and Society*: We seek a colleague to conduct
research and teach in the areas of new media and society. We welcome
innovative and imaginative scholars who approach the study of the societal
practices, meanings, and impacts of digital media in the public realm.
Scholars with specific expertise in mixed methods, qualitative, historical,
or cultural methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. The new
media studies area constitutes one of the Department’s core strengths.

Position 2 – *Visual Aspects of Communication*: We seek a colleague whose
research program includes (but need not be limited to), the study of
innovative methods, theory, and tools for visualizing information and
understanding the role of visual features in multiple communication
contexts. Such contexts could include: social media content, analysis and
visualization of big data, virtual/augmented reality, traditional formats
(e.g., print, television), advertising, or persuasion.

Cornell’s Department of Communication is an international leader in the
study of communication as a social science. Our faculty and students are
dedicated to understanding the role and enhancing the effectiveness of
communication processes, systems, and infrastructure in society. We explore
communication in its many forms and contexts as a fundamentally social
phenomenon. Our faculty members are recognized for developing and applying
novel theoretical perspectives to the most pressing social and policy
issues of the day. The department is ranked among the top ten in the nation
in a recent study by the National Research Council. This ranking reflects
the productivity and quality of the faculty and the diversity and success
of our students. The department has also recently moved into brand-new,
state-of-the-art office space that encourages collaborative work.

Publishing in peer-reviewed literature in relevant fields is expected, as
is securing external research funding. The successful candidate would be
expected to seek competitive funding from foundations as well as state and
federal funding agencies, enhancing our already active grant efforts from
NSF, NIH and other government and private funding sources. Department
faculty participate actively in Cornell's vibrant interdisciplinary
community, such as through the Institute for Social Sciences, the Atkinson
Center for a Sustainable Future, the Bronfenbrenner Center for
Translational Research, the Cornell NYC Tech campus, and the Weill Cornell
Medical School and collaborations with other departments, such as
Information Science, Science & Technology Studies, the Johnson Graduate
School of Management, and Policy Analysis and Management. For more
information about the Department of Communication, please visit our

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is the second largest
undergraduate college at Cornell University and the third largest college
of its kind in the United States. Our teaching and research facilities are
among the finest available anywhere, and the College's educational programs
are designed to ensure that every student's education is geared to
contemporary, real-world issues. Through teaching, research, and extension
-- the three components of our land-grant mission -- we strive to help
people improve their lives, to enhance the environment, and to improve the
nation's food supply and maintain its safety.

*Required Qualifications:*
A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely
aligned field completed by the date of appointment and will have (or show
promise of developing) a national and international reputation doing
theory-based empirical research. We seek innovative scholars of social
science who will develop a research program connected to college and
university priorities in addressing how people communicate, interact,
learn, lead, and shape enterprises of all scales to improve the well-being
of individuals, communities, and economies around the world.

*Salary and Benefits:*
Cornell offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Support
for start-up research costs will be available.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a
Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher
Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in
the upstate New York area.

Cornell strives to promote diversity across its student, staff, and faculty
communities. Women and members of communities traditionally
underrepresented in academe are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application addressing
position qualifications and goals, Curriculum Vitae, official academic
transcripts from your graduate program, a writing sample, a teaching
statement, and names and contact information of three references. Please
apply via Academic Jobs On-line:

Assistant Professor of New Media and Society

Assistant Professor of Visual Aspects of Communication

The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will
begin on October 1, 2015 and applications received by October 15, 2015 will
be given full consideration.

For questions regarding the positions, please contact the following:
Dr. Lee Humphreys at [log in to unmask]
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the Assistant Professor of New Media and Society position
Dr. Poppy L. McLeod at [log in to unmask]
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the Assistant Professor of Visual Aspects of Communication position

*College of Agriculture and Life SciencesKnowledge with Public Purpose*

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic,
and innovative Ivy League University and New York’s land-grant institution.
Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose
and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the
university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our
heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.


Drew Margolin
Assistant Professor
Geri Gay Faculty Fellow
Department of Communication
Cornell University

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