[Air-L] Professor and Department Head, Communication + Media, RPI

Rebecca Rouse rouse.rebecca at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 17:11:23 PST 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Please distribute to all qualified who may be interested.

Rebecca Rouse
Assistant Professor, Communication + Media
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  Professor & Department Head, Communication & Media Rensselaer Polytechnic

The Department of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenured position at the
rank of Professor and Department Head in the areas of Human-­Computer
Interaction or New/Digital Media. The successful candidate would join an
interdisciplinary faculty whose research broadly engages communication in
technologically mediated environments and is situated within the fields of
rhetoric, communication, media studies and design, game studies and design,
literature, HCI, and anthropology. The Department offers B.S. programs in
Communication; Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication (EMAC), with the
Department of the Arts; and Games and Simulations Arts and Sciences (GSAS),
with the Department of the Arts and Department of Cognitive Science. The
Department also offers M.S. degrees in Communication and Rhetoric,
Human­Computer Interaction, and Technical Communication and a Ph.D. in
Communication and Rhetoric.

We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of
the following areas: human­ computer interaction; digital or new media
theory; cultural impacts of new media; social media; media globalization;
discourse studies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal
degree, a substantial record of high quality research and outstanding
leadership and administrative skills. A record of securing external funding
is preferred.

Teaching opportunities will be at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Successful candidates will have an established, ongoing research program in
an area of specialty and contribute to curriculum development within the
department and interdisciplinary programs within the School of Humanities,
Arts, and Social Sciences and the Institute.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest
technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500
graduate students from across the country and around the world, the
university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and
doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech
Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars and
students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts,
performance technologies, science, and engineering.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical,
gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five (5)
professional references to:

Dean’s Office: School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Search: Dept.
Head, Communication & Media
Attn: Kimberley Osburn
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sage 5304
110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180

Or email your application to: osburk at rpi.edu

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