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Rutgers School of Communication & Information Open Rank Faculty Positions

Employer
Rutgers University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Communication, Journalism and Media Studies and Library and Information Science

We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and master’s programs and our interdisciplinary school-wide Ph.D. program.  A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field is expected by June 2022 for a September 2022 start date.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service; a record of external funding is a plus. Responsibilities of tenure-track and tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

COMMUNICATION faculty member with a focus on Data Science and Organizations/Organizing

          The Department of Communication seeks a full-time faculty member in the area of Data Science with an emphasis on Organizations and/or Organizing. We seek a social scientist studying organizations and organizing who incorporates data science methods into their research. The ideal candidate will conduct theory-driven, empirical, communication-centered research that examines dynamic processes of organizing. We are looking for innovative and engaged communication scholars whose research foci recognize emerging issues, including but not limited to:  organizations, work, and equity; the science of work groups and teams; artificial intelligence and the future of work; media and technology; organizations and technology; globalization and civil society; organizing and collective action; organizational networks.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more core methods related to data science including, but not limited to, any of the following:  machine learning; natural language processing; network science.  More about the requirements for this position are on our full posting linked below. 

          To apply:  Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  For details and to submit an application, go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/135500  Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair: Professor Matthew Weber (matthew.weber@rutgers.edu).

COMMUNICATION faculty member with a focus on Inequities and/or Disparities

          The Department of Communication is hiring in the area of communication processes and inequities and/or disparities.  We seek applications from communication scholars whose theory-driven research examines and/or intervenes with processes and structures that illuminate inequities and/or disparities and offers pragmatic implications and applications. The ideal candidate’s scholarship on inequities and/or disparities would complement, and extend, one or more of our department foci of Communication and Technology; Health Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Organizational Communication; and Language and Social Interaction. Our department’s faculty research spans a range of empirical approaches, and we welcome applications from a diverse array of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods empirical communication-focused scholars. We are looking for innovative and engaged communication scholars whose research foci recognize emerging issues that intersect with our departmental focal areas.  More about the requirements for this position are on our full posting linked below. 

          To apply:  Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For details and to submit an application, go to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/135777.  Inquiries can be made to the search committee chair:  Professor Kathryn Greene (klgreene@rutgers.edu).

JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES

          The Department of Journalism and Media Studies invites applications from candidates whose scholarship adopts a critical perspective on the role of digital platforms and algorithms in global media and global society.  We are especially interested in candidates whose work addresses platforms and media systems in East Asian contexts and/or as they pertain to issues of race/ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+, class, or other historically underrepresented categories, regions, or groups.  We welcome applications from scholars using a range of methodological approaches (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, critical, interpretive, mixed-methods) who study topics including but not limited to the following areas:  algorithmic discrimination; data justice; environmental implications of digital technologies; platform economies; platform governance/regulatory frameworks; inequality and platforms; digital infrastructures (technical and/or material); media industries and platforms; platforms and publics (e.g., studies of mis/disinformation, civic engagement, platformized news and journalism); the role of platforms in political communication.

          To apply:  Active review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants seeking full consideration should submit materials by end of day on October 15, 2021.  For details and to submit an application, go to:  https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/135733.  Inquiries can be made to Professor Amy Jordan (a.jordan@rutgers.edu).

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

          The Department of Library and Information Science invites applications for one open position.  We have a research and learning culture that is inclusive, diverse, and cohesive, international in scope and local in impact.  As a department we focus on:  People and Community, the information needs of people in diverse social, organizational, and cultural contexts and on opportunities to design responsive information places, services, networks, and systems; Data, Information, and Knowledge, the dynamic intersection of data, information, and their creation, organization, use, and preservation for posterity to provide meaningful and adaptive services to individuals, information organizations, and communities; Technologies, Systems, and Networks, designing, implementing, and evaluating information systems and services that enable access to information and learning how to optimize their usefulness in meetings organizational and community goals; Empowerment, Engagement, and Action, scholarly and professional leadership and the capacity to safeguard and make available the cultural, intellectual, and technological records of humankind. We understand the value of data, information, and knowledge in shaping human capacity to be productive, creative, and transformative.

          To apply:  Active review of applications will begin October 15. For details and to submit an application, go to:  https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/139696.  Inquiries can be made to Professor Ross Todd (rtodd@rutgers.edu).

ABOUT RUTGERS AND THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

          Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 71,000 students and 23,600 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey, the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, and around the world.

          The School of Communication and Information is a dynamic center of learning at the heart of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. Founded in 1982, SC&I research and teaching is delivered by three academic departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science. Through five undergraduate majors and minors, three masters degrees, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the school teaches over 10,000 students each year, of whom 2,500 are its own undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, SC&I embraces the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs. For more about the school see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community

 and encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement.  http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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