Friday, September 23, 2011

Assistant Professor in Technology Studies Faculty Search at UNC - Chapel Hill

Announcement of Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Communication Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Assistant Professor in Technology Studies, beginning July 1, 2012.
Responsibilities include
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in technology studies,
conducting research,
supervising dissertations, and performing departmental, university, and
public service. We
particularly encourage applicants who can also teach undergraduate classes
in media production
or in new media production. Salary is competitive.


Ph.D. (completed or near completion by July 2012) in Communication Studies
or related
discipline, with a specialization in technology studies. Scholars who work
at the intersection of
media and technologies studies and production, and whose work engages
creatively with digital
projects, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in a
scholar with a cultural
approach to technology who focuses on the following, alphabetically-listed,
fields or related
specialties: algorithmic culture, biomedia, critical code studies, critical
digital humanities, game
studies, internet studies, social and locative media, software studies,
technology and the
environment, and technology and social movements. Candidates should have a
record of, or
potential for, outstanding teaching, research, and service.


The Department of Communication Studies has 27 full-time faculty with areas
of emphasis in
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Rhetorical Studies,
Performance Studies,
Media and Technology Studies, and Communication and Cultural Studies.
Approximately 850
undergraduate and 60 graduate students major in the department. The
department is committed to
critical studies and engaged scholarship, broadly conceived. Additional
information can be found

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in one corner of
the Research Triangle
and has an enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and
students. The university enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading
universities (ranked 5th
among public universities). The Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham,
and Chapel Hill, has a
population of over one million and is ranked as one of the best places to
live in the United States.


Qualified applicants should submit: a letter of application, curriculum
vita, research statement,
teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly activity, evidence of teaching
effectiveness, and
course evaluations online at Four letters of
recommendation should
be sent directly to Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication
Studies, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 115 Bingham Hall, Campus Box 3285, Chapel
Hill, NC 27599-
3285. Women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2011. The University of
North Carolina
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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