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Assistant Professor - Critical Journalism Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 13th, 2018
Next review date: September 15th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Communication (http://communication.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the rank of advanced Assistant Professor, to begin Fall, 2019 in the following area: Critical Journalism Studies.

Our ideal candidate will have an active and creative research and teaching program that focuses on the evolving nature of journalism in the age of social media. Areas of particular interest include: the shifting norms, genres, and practices of news production and consumption in today’s complex mediated environment; the changing boundaries between journalism and other narrative forms and cultural platforms for information dissemination; the political economy of news organizations and news work; the role of algorithms and infrastructure in the circulation of news; and the interactions of journalists and other actors in the production and circulation of news.

Successful candidates will have strong methodological skills that augment the department’s interdisciplinary program and strengths in cultural and historical analysis, institutional analysis (including political economy), comparative analysis, ethnography and textual and discourse analysis. Candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Communication and the University of California San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by September 15, 2018, at the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01786

Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement detailing how your research, teaching, and service would contribute to campus diversity goals; writing sample(s); and three reference letters.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: http://communication.ucsd.edu/

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - 2-3 page limit. Cover letters may be addressed to the search committee.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Research and Creative Practice - 5 page limit. Evidence of a strong research program and creative practice.

  • Evidence of PhD - Applicants may include a copy of a transcript, a copy of a degree, etc.

  • Writing Sample - 50 page limit. Applicants may submit several shorter samples bundled into one PDF as long as the total page count remains under 50 pages.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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