Department of Communication and Culture
Digital and Social Media
The Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Digital and
Social Media to begin Fall 2011.
We seek a humanities-trained Ph.D. whose primary area of research expertise
and training is in digital media studies focused specifically on the social
dimensions and potentials of digital media. This applicant will be expected
to interact productively with colleagues in one or more of the department's
three areas: Rhetoric and Public Culture; Film and Media Studies; and
Performance and Ethnographic Studies. The applicant must have a
well-developed research program and teaching experience in digital and
social media. She or he will be responsible for developing an introductory
lecture course and advanced undergraduate courses, as well as for actively
shaping and teaching graduate offerings in this field of study.
We particularly encourage applicants whose research involves specialization
in areas such as:
New technologies of political advocacy
Ethnographies of new media
Convergence and participatory cultures
Games and gaming
Candidates are expected to have a strong research agenda and a commitment to
excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to those who have their
Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Applicants should send a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of
recommendation to: Professor Barbara Klinger, Chair, Digital/Social Media
Search, Department of Communication and Culture, 800 E. 3rd Street, Indiana
University, Bloomington IN 47405. Review of applications will begin December
1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women,
minorities, applicants with disabilities, and members of other