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Tenure and Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Communication and Culture

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Tenure and Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Communication and Culture
Position Type Communications, Humanities/ History/ Philosophy, Social/ Behavioral Sciences
Position Description

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill one tenured (Associate Professor or Full Professor) and one tenure track (Assistant Professor) faculty position in the area of “communication and culture.” Preference will be given to scholars whose research and teaching include innovative approaches to the study of gender, sexuality, race, and/or ethnicity, as well as those whose work includes a global, transnational, or comparative dimension. Specific areas of focus may include but are not limited to algorithmic culture and platform studies; mobility and migration; technology and identity; and digital culture production. We are searching for candidates who address these or other issues using qualitative methods.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (in Communication or a related field or discipline) and have a strong record of teaching and research. Responsibilities include conducting a program of research and publication, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including supervising doctoral dissertations), and contributing service to the school and university.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 19 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and up to three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Walter H. Annenberg Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220 via To receive full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, September 4, 2017.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Position Posting Date 05/12/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 1319
Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your current degree status?
    • Currently hold a Ph.D.
    • Currently A.B.D. (to be completed before August 2018)
    • Currently A.B.D. (to be completed after August 2018)
    • Other (if other please describe in Question 2)
  2. * If you selected "Other", please describe your degree status.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * In what discipline/field is your Ph.D. or highest degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your amount of teaching experience.
    • 5+ years full time teaching appointment
    • 3-4 years full time teaching appointment
    • 2 years or less full time teaching appointment
    • Teaching assistant only
    • None
    • Other: Have taught my own class(es), but not full time (if "Other", please describe in next question.
  5. * If you did teach your own class(es), but not full time, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publication 1
  4. Publication 2
  5. Publication 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1