The Department Of Journalism And Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey, seeks applications from scholars conducting innovative research in the areas of Media and Politics, Health, Science and the Media, and/or Media and Technological Innovation who value a climate of cross-departmental collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment to the development of discoveries and new ideas in response to local and global challenges.
• Media and Politics. The department seeks researchers with interests including but not limited to: Global Political Media; News Media and Politics; Social Movements and Social Media; Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Media Advocacy and Activism; Media and Public Policy; International Journalism; Gender and Global Media; Public Engagement.
• Health, Science and the Media. The department seeks applicants with critical and engaged approaches to Health and Wellness, with interests including but not limited to: Medicine, Media and Society; Science, Journalism, and Power; Gender, Embodiment, and Technology; Global Health; Environmental Media and Social Policy; Race, Science, and Media Advocacy; Social media and Community Health; Narrative Medicine and Digital Storytelling; Technology Usage and Mental/Physical Well Being.
• Media and Technological Innovation. The department seeks applicants with interests including but not limited to: Digital Journalism; Technology and Public Policy; Gender and Digital Media; Data Journalism; Social Media and Participatory Culture; New Media, News, and Democracy.
The scholarship of successful candidates will connect to one or more of the four problem-based research foci that have guided our school's hiring in recent years: health and wellness; global media and democracy; organizations, policy, and leadership; and social media interaction & collaboration. We especially seek candidates from under-represented groups who would further our commitment to scholarly excellence and community diversity. In addition, we particularly welcome candidates who place race and ethnicity at the center of their research and teaching interests.
For more about the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and the Rutgers-School of Communication and Information, including school-wide research interests and active faculty searches in the school's Communication and Library and Information Science departments, see: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.
Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field no later than May 2013. The ideal applicant's program of research should complement the research foci of current faculty. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication as well as evidence of effective teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of integrative leadership in research, instruction, and external funding. Letter of application should address these points, and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school-wide research interests. Duties of the successful applicant(s) include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the candidate's field of scholarship, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions to the advancement of the academic profession, to the effective operation of the university, and to society at large in accordance with university policy expectations for tenure-track appointments.
Submissions: Applications must be received no later than December 1, 2012. Submit to: http://its.scilsnet.rutgers.edu/facultysearch/. Include letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information of three references (no letters at this time please). Please do not submit applications to more than one department. If you see a potential fit in more than one department please indicate this in your application letter. For further questions please contact Dr. John Pavlik, Search Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU research universities in North America. The School of Communication and Information is a founding member of the iSchools Caucus. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates. As evidence of that, among peer public institutions (public universities in the Association of American Universities), Rutgers is 4th in the nation for full-time female faculty, 14th in the nation for full-time African-American faculty, and 15th in the nation for full-time total minority faculty. Among those same schools Rutgers ranks 2nd in the percentage of degrees earned by African Americans, 8th for Asians, and 11th for Latinos.