[Air-L] Fwd: Open Position Rutgers Full/Associate/Assistant in Communication & Technology

Keith Hampton keith.hampton at mysocialnetwork.net
Thu Sep 5 08:08:28 PDT 2013

The Department of Communication at Rutgers is accepting applications for a
at least one tenure-track or tenured Full/Associate/Assistant in
Communication & Technology. The deadline for application is November 1,

We are specifically looking to hire someone with a focus on the social,
political, or psychological processes and impacts of evolving digital
technologies. This search is in addition to other ongoing searches for
someone in interpersonal communication and in health communication. Someone
who has research interests that overlap with our different searches is
strongly encouraged to apply, but we are specifically looking for
candidates with a dedicated focus on the study of new communication

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.


RUTGERS, School of Communication and Information
Department of Communication

*Open Rank Faculty Positions *

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION in the School of Communication and
Information at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks
applications from strong scholar-teachers for Assistant, Associate or Full
Professor hires with expertise in the areas of:
**Communication and Technology*—with a focus on the social, political, or
psychological processes and impacts of evolving digital technologies
including but not limited to topics such as social media, virtual reality,
gaming, national and international digital divide, surveillance, and
location-aware technologies.
**Interpersonal Communication*—with a focus on processes and dynamics as
they apply to families, small groups, close relationships, healthcare
settings, workplace environments, mediated/online interaction, or community
**Health Communication*—with a focus on processes and structures that
enhance community and individual outcomes and yield understanding of health
decision making, health literacy, underserved populations, community
health, family and relational wellness, social support, health practitioner
training and other related topics.

The Department of Communication is dedicated to advancing knowledge about
communication and its practice in society. Our faculty scholarship is
focused on Communication and Technology, Health Communication,
Interpersonal Communication, Language and Social Interaction, and
Organizational Communication. The School of Communication and Information
values a climate of cross-department collaboration and interdisciplinary
commitment to the development of discoveries and new ideas in response to
contemporary communication challenges. The School is committed to four
problem-based research foci: 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. For more about the Department of
Communication and the Rutgers-School of Communication and Information,
including school-wide research interests and active faculty searches in the
school’s Journalism and Media Studies 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 2014. 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 November 1, 2013.
Include letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications,
and names and contact information of three references (no letters at this
time please). Submit to: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/commsearch/faculty.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Department, Laurie Lewis (
lewisl at rutgers.edu).
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. 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.

Dr. Keith N. Hampton
Associate Professor
Co-Chair, Social Media Cluster
Department of Communication
School of Communication & Information
Rutgers University


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