Sep 16, 2016
for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Digital Cultures and Public Engagement. Full ad and application link here.

The Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, in Digital Cultures and Public Engagement. The position focuses on digital media production and representation, with special emphasis on media and public relations, branding and self-branding, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding of public campaigns, participatory journalism, big data, and online identity and presentation of the cultures of underrepresented groups. Special emphasis will be applied on gender/class/race representations and inequalities online and offline.

The candidate will have an earned doctorate in Communication or a related field, strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) appropriate for appointment as Assistant Professor, good prospects for external research funding, and demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship.


UIC is a Carnegie Research Extensive University (Research I), is the largest institution of higher education in the Chicago area, is in the top 50 U.S. universities in federal research funding, and is among the top 200 universities in the world.

Recently ranked in the top 50 worldwide, the Department of Communication at UIC focuses on New Media, and offers a BA, MA and PhD with emphasis in:

social media + social networks          political communication

mass media + journalism studies      cultural studies
gaming + game studies                        intercultural communication
mobile media                                        health communication
policy + platform politics                    science + technology studies
human augmentics                              social computational sciences

Located in the heart of Chicago, we collaborate with the UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory, the pre-eminent virtual reality and high-speed networking research site in the world. The Department is the birthplace and current home of New Media and Society, the leading journal in the field, and the only department to host four leading journals (Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Mobile Media and Communication and the new, open access and free journal, Social Media & Society along with NMS).

The desired appointment date for the position is August 16, 2017, subject to budgetary approval. Electronic applications accepted only – Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names of and contact information for three references at

Review of applications will commence October 20, 2016. Applications received by then will receive full consideration. The search will proceed until the position is filled. 

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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