Assistant Professor, Digital Media Studies at UCSD

Assistant Professor, Digital Media Studies
The Department of Communication ( within the Division of Social Sciences at University of California, San Diego is seeking to fill a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in digital media studies to begin Fall 2012. We are looking for a faculty member who is well versed in the theory and research of digital media studies, and in the opportunities as well as challenges that digital media present for communication and social change. Research and teaching interests may include games studies, social media, mobile media, user-generated content, social/political aspects of design, situated technologies, digital media and urban environments, Internet governance and policy, Internet and political participation/advocacy, digital media access and/or literacy, or related areas. Historical or ethnographic work encouraged, as well as other empirical approaches that offer important theoretical insights for the field. Candidates should have a PhD and evidence of a strong research program and teaching experience.

The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and 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.
Review of applications will begin November 16, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Submit electronic versions of a letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, a CV, one representative publication or writing sample of work in progress, and contact information for three references and a personal statement that summarizes your past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and leadership (see for further information) electronically via UCSD’s Academic Personnel On-Line RECRUIT (, an on-line application system.

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Assistant Professor (10-316)
UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


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