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

Hillis, Kenneth J khillis at email.unc.edu
Fri Sep 23 09:20:08 PDT 2011

Dear List members:

Below is the description for our new Technology Studies Assistant Professor position.

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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