Assistant / Associate Professor - Communication Studies
About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.
About the Opportunity: The Communication Studies Department offers BA and BS degrees and has 25 tenure-track faculty members, 10 non-tenure track-teaching faculty, 10 postdoctoral teaching associates, and serves more than 800 undergraduate majors. The department is distinctive on three counts. First, our faculty conducts research and teaches courses across a broad range of specializations. Second, we are situated within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research. The department is housed in Northeastern's College of Arts, Media & Design, an innovative unit that includes a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. CAMD's signature programs include a new Center for Design, an initiative devoted to data storytelling and visualization, and an interdisciplinary approach to critical creative practice. Finally, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and creativity with extensive global connections. To learn more about our college, go to www.northeastern.edu/camd.
Responsibilities: The Communication Studies Department at Northeastern University seeks candidates with a demonstrated expertise applying data science or computational social science to the study of communication processes and impacts. Areas of emphasis may include the influence of data within communication and society, data infrastructures, social media research and analytics, communication design and data visualization, and critical data studies.
We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarship complements and extends the interests of both the Communication Studies department and the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). The department's areas of expertise include argumentation and rhetoric; digital and networked communication; science, environmental, and health communication; interpersonal and organizational communication; political communication and public advocacy; language and social interaction; and media production and entertainment. The College has broad expertise in innovative new fields such as Data Visualization and Data Storytelling, and Serious Games.
The successful candidate will advance Northeastern's strategic missions of excellence, innovation, and diversity in research, teaching, and outreach. The position includes responsibilities for teaching (2-2 load) and supervision of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should also demonstrate evidence of the potential to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in communication or affiliated discipline by the appointment start date and a record of research, college-level teaching, and service, appropriate for appointment as either an assistant or associate professor. The anticipated start date is the 2020-2021 academic year.
Salary Grade: FAC
To apply, visit Northeastern's Human Resources website: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their teaching and research, along with a CV, two representative publications, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Applicants should also identify three or more references that can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Applications received on or before October 25, 2019, will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Brooke Foucault Welles, Data Science Search Chair, at [email protected].
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Qualified candidates must have experience in, or a demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.