University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Journalism & Communication – Science Communication

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant, associate, or full professor with professional experience in science communication to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

This position reflects the important need to increase the public’s understanding of science and to improve how communicators, citizens, and scientists communicate with one another. A research agenda focusing on effects of science communication on issues such as climate change and energy development is particularly valued.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. and will have a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, and experience in obtaining grants and external funding for innovative research involving science communication. The selected candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty and scientists at both the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact and the planned science communication institute at the SOJC, and evidence of excellent collaboration is expected. If the selected candidate is a senior faculty member, he/she will be considered to direct the institute.

Candidates may come from academic disciplines such as advertising, public relations, or journalism; experience in teaching science communication is required.  Teaching opportunities are available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520585/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-scienceenvironment-communication.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Professor Kim Sheehan, ksheehan@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in the area of Social Media and Data Analytics

Position Announcement

The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with professional experience in public relations/advertising/strategic communication to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Social media have transformed communication, from creating online communities, to empowering consumers to make demands of corporations, to enabling the spread of social causes and movements. Social media analysts and digital strategists use data to track issues, gain consumer insights, determine social media spheres of influence, create visualizations, examine source credibility, and the like. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in this field.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will have scholarly expertise in the areas discussed above, offering the ability to research, teach, create, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in social media strategy, data analytics, and others in our public relations and/or advertising undergraduate areas. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies, the new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility that launches in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities; attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations, four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies. The SOJC Insights and Analytics Lab has plans to offer psychophysiological capabilities for research led by faculty and students. Candidates with psychophysiological experience and quantitative data analysis skills are encouraged to apply.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520586/assistant-professor-of-social-media-data-analytics.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Nicole Dahmen, ndahmen@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media and Intersectionality

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in media and intersectionality to join our nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Primary research should focus on topics related to the intersections of diversity and inclusion—how media and communication influence, and are influenced by, the intersections of factors such as ethnicity, class, gender, and identity. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

A variety of scholarly approaches (e.g. critical/cultural, historical, and social scientific) are welcome to apply. We are seeking candidates who will be able to teach courses in our media studies major while contributing directly—through research, teaching, and service—to the School’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Beginning in fall 2018, a revised undergraduate curriculum will include required courses squarely focused on gender, diversity, and ethics. Accordingly, preferred candidates for this position will be able to contribute to those courses. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our Media Studies master’s and doctoral programs, a new professional master’s program in Advertising and Brand Responsibility launching in fall 2018, and the Strategic Communication and Multimedia Journalism professional master’s program at our Portland Turnbull Center. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s emerging focus and leadership in experiential learning, as well as its new Media and Social Action Academic Residential Community, which will be housed in a new residential facility beginning this fall.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520582/assistant-professor-of-media-and-intersectionality.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search co-chairs, Assistant Professor Dean Mundy, dmundy@uoregon.edu, or Associate Professor Gretchen Soderlund, gsoderlu@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media Studies, in the area of Global Media, Technology, and Social Justice

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in global media and technology studies with a strong emphasis on issues of social justice, to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Global media and technology studies is an emergent field of inquiry that examines the social and cultural impact of the new digital technologies on communication, cultural production, and informational politics. Such a perspective is crucially concerned with questions of governance, development, equity, and social change. Research in this area has focused on a variety of topics including: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), internet protocol and governance, the digital divide, intellectual property and piracy, social media, and the use of digital communication technology by both the state and alternative actors.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in relevant areas is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in global media studies, media and social justice, and other areas of the media studies undergraduate area. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the curriculum as well as in our academic and professional master’s programs in both Eugene and Portland and in our Eugene-based doctoral program. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with over a 100-year history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520584/assistant-professor-of-media-studies-global-media-technology-and-social-justice.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Biswarup Sen bsen@uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

University of Oregon

School of Journalism & Communication

Assistant Professor in Media Studies, in the area of Games and Emerging Media Technologies

Position Announcement


The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in media studies, with an emphasis in game studies and related issues for digital media and society, to join a nationally recognized program that emphasizes critical thinking, media literacy, experiential learning, and a commitment to social progress and diversity.

Digital games are one of the fastest­growing sectors of the entertainment industry, generating both enormous profits and emerging forms of influence in media, culture, and society. Related developments in mobile applications, virtual reality, and augmented reality likewise are shifting how we think about the nature of media technologies, the philosophies and ethics associated with them, and relationships between humans and machines. The ideal candidate should be poised to help position the SOJC at the forefront of research in game studies and digital studies more generally.

Ideal assistant professor candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication, and a demonstrated teaching ability at the collegiate level. Experience with applying for and securing external grants from relevant government and private sources is especially desired. Professional experience in game design/development and/or other relevant forms of digital media work is desired but not required. The ideal candidate will offer the ability to research, teach, and lead in an innovative fashion.

The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach courses in game studies, digital media and society, and other areas of the media studies undergraduate area. Teaching opportunities in the candidate’s additional areas of specialization (if applicable) are potentially available across the undergraduate curriculum, as well as in our academic master’s and doctoral programs in Media Studies and our graduate professional programs in both Eugene and Portland. Additionally, the ability to teach courses in ethics and media law may be given special consideration.

We value candidates who share the following school priorities: attracting undergraduate and graduate talent, offering relevant experiential learning opportunities, and academic excellence through enhanced research productivity.

The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), four professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.

We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2018. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four academic references to http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520583/assistant-professor-of-media-studies-games-studies.

For inquiries about the application process, please contact sojcjobs@uoregon.edu or the HR Manager at 541-346-2369. Specific inquiries about the position may also be directed to the search chair: Associate Professor Seth C. Lewis, Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media, sclewis@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.