Northwestern University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Computer Science & Journalism

As part of an ambitious plan to expand interdisciplinary work in computer science and other fields, Northwestern University seeks to hire a new faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of Computer Science and Journalism/Media and has the potential to drive change and transformation in the field of journalism.

We invite candidates to apply for a new position as Professor of Computer Science & Journalism at the Associate or Assistant Professor level.  The search is open to academic candidates as well as distinguished technology professionals.  We are interested in candidates who have a track record of success in researching, developing and deploying technology relevant to journalism and media, as well as research interests in a computer science discipline such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction or Knowledge Management.

Candidates whose background is primarily in the media or technology industry should be able to demonstrate experience building or leading the development of software that addresses the needs of journalists, publishers and/or media consumers.  Academic candidates should have a research agenda at the intersection of computer science and journalism, and experience developing technologies for media practitioners or consumers.

Given Northwestern’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary work in these fields, an interest in teaching students from both journalism and computer science — and fostering collaboration between them — is critical.

The goal of the CS + X initiative in general and the CS + Journalism effort in particular is the transformational integration of CS with other fields. Preferred candidates are expected to work between fields in partnership with non-technologists with the goal of promoting shared understanding and research progress at the intersection.  With the dual focus of research and education, candidates will work across schools to help create an environment of cross-functional cooperation and coordination between disciplines. In line with this, we are certainly interested in researchers with joint degrees but are flexible with regard to the nature of applicants’ core education.  Our goal in this search is to hire new faculty who will have positions in both the McCormick School of Engineering and the Medill School of Journalism. The driver behind this goal is the further development of the partnership that already exists between the two schools.

Northwestern is a world-leading research and teaching university with an unrivaled combination of excellent schools that provide extraordinary opportunities for collaboration across a wide range of disciplines. Located just outside of Chicago – a diverse and culturally vibrant world-class city – Northwestern faculty have ample opportunities to connect with the city’s growing technology sector.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications received by December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter indicating rank applied for, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three to five references (4) statements of research and teaching interests, and (5) two representative publications. For general questions about the search or application assistance post submission, contact facsearch@eecs.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To apply for the position: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NTc

Northwestern University

Department of Communication Studies
Strategic and Organizational Communication

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of Strategic and Organizational Communication (Search No. 32430). The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. Candidate should have a Ph.D. in communication or related field; ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong program of scholarly research; contribute to undergraduate and doctoral instruction in the department; and perform service. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will also be expected to play a substantive role in the Master of Science in Communication program (msc.northwestern.edu) and the undergraduate module in strategic and organizational communication (https://society.northwestern.edu/academic_module/strategic-and-organizational-communication).

Strategic communication explores how organizations communicate across their endeavors to achieve their objectives. We are particularly interested in candidates conducting innovative research in two or more of these areas: (1) corporate communication, (2) marketing, advertising, and public relations, (3) business communication, and (4) organizational communication. Candidates whose research is responsive to the trends of interconnectivity, digitization, public skepticism, and/or complex media markets are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Application should be submitted via https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NjY=. Candidates are required to submit a letter of application, CV, sample publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of 3 references. The system will solicit letters of recommendation from these references immediately. Direct inquires can be made to Professor Michelle Shumate, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA; shumate@northwestern.edu.

About Northwestern, the School of Communication, and the Department of Communication Studies
Northwestern University is one of the world’s leading research centers, a top-ranked choice for graduate and undergraduate study across the arts and sciences, and a leader in professional education in business, law, and medicine. Its School of Communication—with roughly 1200 undergraduates, 130 doctoral students, and 300 professional graduate students—is the third largest undergraduate school in the university. It has 100 tenure-track faculty and 60 non-tenure track faculty on its instructional staff. Communication Studies is the largest of the five departments in the School. Its program focuses on organizational communication, media and technology studies, public culture, and health communication. The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major, and Ph.D. programs in Media, Technology, and Society, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Technology and Social Behavior. 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.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Open faculty position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities

The Department of Humanities at Illinois Institute of Technology seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for a Fall 2018 appointment. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s core disciplinary areas: communication, information architecture; history; linguistics; media studies; philosophy and ethics; and science, technology, and society. Competitive candidates must demonstrate a research agenda that integrates digital media technologies and humanistic scholarship. The department is interested in candidates whose research questions are approached and answered through large-scale quantitative or corpus-based research methods. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2018 and must provide evidence of potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Please visit our website for the full job description at: http://goo.gl/BDKD4z

Applicants should submit a single PDF file containing (1) letter of interest, (2) C.V., and (3) contact information for three references to 2017.hum.search@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community.  It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism is seeking a full-time Instructor to teach sports production, broadcast writing and performance classes for the Macomb Campus.  Applicants should be able to teach a broad range of courses in media production as well as entry level broadcasting classes. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Broadcasting or related field OR Master’s degree in a non-broadcasting field with professional broadcast experience. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas will be given added consideration: the ability to teach production courses at the university level, demonstrated experience in professional broadcast writing and production, sports broadcasting, on-air broadcast experience and proficiency in video-editing software.

Applicants may apply at:  https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90356

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Communications

The College of ACES invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position within the Agricultural Communications Program. We seek a dynamic candidate who will assume teaching and scholarship responsibility within the broad agricultural communications discipline.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (including distance-delivered courses) with focus on those aimed to develop strong writing skills among majors across the College
  • Conduct a research, scholarly and engagement or outreach program in agricultural communications with emphasis on developing and strengthening urban agriculture and food initiatives
  • Secure extramural funding in support of research and scholarly activities, including collaboration with inter-disciplinary teams
    Advise undergraduate students and advise graduate students in the tenure home
  • Provide career information and community outreach for the program
  • Serve on program, college, and university committees
  • Supervise student interns and student professional development experiences

Required qualifications
Doctoral degree in agricultural journalism/communications, agricultural education, journalism, life science communications, mass communications, or closely related discipline. Demonstrated ability and interest in agricultural and environmental sciences communications, including written, oral, visual, and electronic. Strong potential for scholarly research and attracting extramural funding.

Preferred qualifications
Three years of professional communications/journalism-related experience, including use of cutting-edge communications technologies. Applicants who are outstanding teachers with experience in resident and distance instructional delivery. Commitment to core values of excellence, innovation, diversity, global involvement, and public accountability. Applicants who have completed all doctoral course work and are actively working on their doctoral dissertation are encouraged to apply, but must complete their degrees before starting.

Starting date
August 16, 2018 or negotiable

Salary
Commensurate with experience

Application procedure
To apply, go to jobs.illinois.edu. Log in to your account and upload a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research interest, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references.  To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of November 30, 2017.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Prasanta Kalita at pkalita@illinois.edu and 333-3380.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Media
Assistant Professor of Convergent Media

The College of Media invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Convergent Media, including the interaction between the old and new media systems and platforms. Successful candidates should demonstrate an innovative research and teaching agenda. Appointments will be made on a tenure-track, 9-month academic year basis in one of the College’s three departments — Advertising, Journalism, or Media & Cinema Studies — beginning August 16, 2018.

Academic scholars and journalism practitioners are encouraged to apply. Scholars must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Journalism practitioners must have a master’s degree or equivalent.  All candidates should possess the potential for high-quality research and teaching.  The word “research” is interpreted to include not only traditional research and scholarship, but also to encompass journalism creative works  and research that is inter-disciplinary and/or translational. Of particular interest are candidates open to mixed-methods research and willing to develop collaborations. Candidates with special interest in original research or creative works in one or more of the following areas will be given higher priority:

  • Digital/multimedia journalism experience, including multi-linear storytelling
  • Media literacy, including news consumption patterns
  • Social and new media use and effects, including impact on the First Amendment
  • The impact of social media and other technologies on the way journalists gather and distribute news and information
  • Participatory media, including “citizen journalism” and study of the application of First Amendment protections
  • Digital ethics, privacy, and policy
  • Media management and strategic audience engagement
  • Virtual/augmented reality and other new storytelling tools, including the ethics of AR/VR use
  • Audience engagement analytics and application
  • Computational media studies, including the use of artificial intelligence to communicate ideas and stories
  • Big data and society, including analyzing, visualizing, and telling stories with data
  • Online /contextual messaging and behavioral targeting
  • Accessibility studies in information communication technology
  • Gaming and digital narrative
  • Locative and mobile media mapping
  • Mobile and interactive design
  • Social and cultural dimensions of Natural Language Processing

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong research/creative works program with the potential to attract outside funding and to work collaboratively with faculty within the College of Media and across the campus. Teaching duties will include multimedia/convergent media courses and development of conceptual courses and graduate seminars in a variety of areas related to convergent and emerging media and their impact on society. An ability to advance the College’s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and outreach is desired.

The College of Media’s faculty consists of internationally renowned social scientists, media professionals, and humanities scholars and serves 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students (http://media.illinois.edu/). The College is also home to the interdisciplinary Institute of Communications Research and Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois.

The position will begin on August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, creative endeavors, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae and a list of full contact information for three references.  All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  The review will continue until the positions have been filled.  For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor
Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising

The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising seeks a colleague whose research and teaching will focus on social media analytics. This is a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position in our nationally recognized program at a world-class university.

Research
The successful candidate will have a research program that contributes knowledge to theory through research involving data analytics in advertising and strategic communication (broadly defined).  We welcome all applicants doing innovative work, regardless of methodological focus.  Areas of specialization could include, but are not limited to:

  • social media analytics
  • application of research and analysis of large data sets for developing persuasive messages or managerial strategy
  • data visualization; audience analysis;
  • modeling for the prediction of communication impact

Teaching
The position will require the candidate to teach classes centering on social media analytics in the Department of Advertising. Other teaching responsibilities will depend on expertise and interest, and may include undergraduate and graduate level courses. The candidate may also develop courses that focus on data-driven analysis.

Qualifications
Rank is at the assistant professor level. The position will begin on August 16, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Candidates must be in communication or a related social science field. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or be on schedule to earn the Ph.D. prior to August 2018. Candidate must have a demonstrated record of research productivity with an emphasis on social media analytics along with a desire for interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should also have evidence of effective teaching. Complementary research and teaching interests in other communication areas are highly attractive but not essential.

About Us
The Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois was the very first department of advertising, established in 1959 by Charles H. Sandage, considered by many to be the “father of advertising education.” His many “firsts,” including the first MS degree program in Advertising, continue to fuel a culture of innovation and leadership. In his own words, “A university should be concerned with training future leaders.” Our faculty members publish in flagship journals, assume leadership roles in major scholarly organizations, and win national teaching awards. They teach and mentor approximately 620 undergraduate majors, 25 MS students, and 15 doctoral students affiliated with the Institute for Communications Research (ICR). Together with the departments of Advertising, Journalism, Media and Cinema Studies, the ICR is housed in the world’s first College of Media. The College is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois.

Required Application Materials
Interested candidates should create a profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant highly suitable for the position, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of four academic references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 23, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at dowler@illinois.edu or 217-333-2351.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu