[Air-L] Technology Studies Assistant Professor Hire at UNC-Chapel Hill

Hillis, Kenneth J khillis at email.unc.edu
Sun Oct 30 13:14:54 PDT 2011

Please distrubute widely. Please note the position is in ****TECHNOLOGY STUDIES*****


Ken Hillis
Professor of Media and Technology Studies
Department of Communication Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3285 USA


Announcement of Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Communication Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor in Technology Studies, beginning July 1, 2012. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in technology studies, conducting research, supervising dissertations, and performing departmental, university, and public service. We particularly encourage applicants who can also teach undergraduate classes in media production or in new media production. Salary is competitive.

Ph.D. (completed or near completion by July 2012) in Communication Studies or related discipline, with a specialization in technology studies. Scholars who work at the intersection of media and technologies studies and production, and whose work engages creatively with digital projects, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in a scholar with a cultural approach to technology who focuses on the following, alphabetically-listed, fields or related specialties: algorithmic culture, biomedia, critical code studies, critical digital humanities, game studies, internet studies, social and locative media, software studies, technology and the environment, and technology and social movements. Candidates should have a record of, or potential for, outstanding teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Communication Studies has 27 full-time faculty with areas of emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Rhetorical Studies, Performance Studies, Media and Technology Studies, and Communication and Cultural Studies. Approximately 850 undergraduate and 60 graduate students major in the department. The department is committed to critical studies and engaged scholarship, broadly conceived. Additional information can be found at http://comm.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in one corner of the Research Triangle and has an enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The university enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s leading universities (ranked 5th among public universities). The Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, has a population of over one million and is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Qualified applicants should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vita,  research statement, teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly activity, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and course evaluations online at http://jobs.unc.edu/2501794. Four letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 115 Bingham Hall, Campus Box 3285, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3285.  Women and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2011. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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