job: Assistant Prof in Digital Media at NCSU


***If you are interested in applying to the assistant professor position in digital media at NC State University, please note that the link to the application system has changed. The new application link is:

Deadline for applying for this position is November 15th, 2011. Please find the job ad below.***


The Department of Communication at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in digital media. 


The candidate will have an earned doctorate by August 2012 in Communication or a related field (humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary). The successful candidate will have an established record of research in digital media, a commitment to the integration of theory and practice, and a commitment to multidisciplinary scholarship. Possible areas of expertise within digital media include, but are not limited to, game studies; mobile communication; locative media; social and public media; digital aesthetics; social networks; digital culture; digital media infrastructure, ownership, and policy; digital media access; new digital research methods; and surveillance, privacy and control. The specific sub-area of practice is less important than a commitment to understanding and exploring digital media as an arena for creative expression, communication, power, and/or social change. Preference will be given to candidates whose research demonstrates success in, or has strong potential for, external funding.


The candidate must show strong promise of scholarly achievement and teaching success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should be prepared to teach and advise in the undergraduate and MS curriculum of the Department of Communication (, and in the interdisciplinary PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) ( These programs include introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the theory, methods, history, production, and applications of digital media in particular and communication in general. New hires should be ready to engage in innovative scholarly dialogue with departmental and university faculty members across multiple subfields, disciplines, and theoretical perspectives.


With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with between 600-700 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 MS and PhD students. The CRDM program enjoys a growing national and international reputation as a destination for digital media studies.


The position will begin on August 16, 2012. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, samples of relevant scholarly publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference by November 15, 2011. Candidates should submit applications online through the NC State Online employment system: Letters of reference should be mailed directly to:


Adriana de Souza e Silva, PhD

Search Committee Chair

NC State University

201 Winston Hall

Campus Box 8104

Raleigh, NC 27695

For additional information regarding this position please contact the Search Committee chair at the address above or via e-mail at

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact NCSU Human Resources at 919-515-2135.



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