[Air-L] Assistant Professor Openings, Emerging Media Studies, Boston University College of Communication,

Jacob Groshek jgroshek at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 10:54:34 PDT 2013

With requisite apologies for cross-postings.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, College of Communication, Emerging Media Studies
Tracking Code9263/F1713Job Description

Boston University's College of Communication invites applications for 2
Assistant Professor tenure-track positions in Emerging Media Studies. These
positions will be part of an exciting new program at the College that
focuses on emerging and social media in the context of the College's
already strong programs in traditional media research. The program includes
development of new M.A. and Ph.D. programs and a cross-unit Center for
Mobile Communication Studies. These positions require a Ph.D. in
Communication or related area at the time of hire, strong grounding in
theory and research, teaching experience and a publication record.
Candidates with potential to establish a funded research program are
especially encouraged to apply.

Areas of research of particular interest to the search committee include:

(1) Mobile communication. Methodological sophistication is desired,
especially in quantitative analysis of longitudinal behavioral data
concerning political or interpersonal communication.

(2) Big data. Quantitative analysis of human communication behavior related
to emerging media technology. Skills sought include data mining, secondary
analysis of large data sets, visual displays of quantitative information,
and dynamic data mapping. The candidates should have previously connected
these skills with substantive topics related to emerging media studies.

(3) Creative behaviors of social media users. Rigorous social scientific
analysis of user behavior related to co-creation and consumption of
emerging media content. Of particular interest is the relationship between
these activities and traditional media and/or social media entrepreneurship.

Duties will include teaching courses in Emerging Media Studies and in the
candidate's areas of expertise and the opportunity to serve as assistant
director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. Incumbents will be
expected to conduct an active program of research consistent with Boston
University's standing as a Research I University and member of the AAU.
Salary is dependent on qualifications. The positions are subject to
available funding.
Required Skills

These positions require by start date a Ph.D. in Communication or a related
area, with strong grounding in theory and research, teaching experience and
a publication record.Boston University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative
Action Employer


Consideration of applicants begins October 1, 2013 and will continue until
positions are filled.

Applicants should submit a vita, cover letter and the names, addresses,
emails and telephone numbers of at least four references to:

Maureen Mahoney (E-mail: maclark at bu.edu)

Boston University College of Communication

640 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215 USA

Tel: 617-353-8023

Fax: 617-353-3405

Job LocationBoston , Massachusetts, United StatesPosition Type

Dr. Jacob Groshek
Assistant Professor of Emerging Media
Boston University
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