Job: Asst Prof communication with “big data” computation

Job: Asst Prof communication with “big data” computation

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor to develop communication scholarship with “big data” computational approaches.

Applicants’ substantive areas of research and teaching must contribute to areas of strength in the Department: communication and culture; communication technology and society; global communication; journalism; media organization; political communication; rhetoric and critical/cultural studies; and social interaction. Position requires experience in curation and analysis of large-scale datasets related to one or more of these areas of study. Relevant research skills include social network analysis, web and mobile analytics, data aggregation and data mining, data visualization, and/or text and natural-language processing. Joining a growing multidisciplinary community of social scientists, computer scientists, and humanities scholars at the University of Washington with new analytical tools, the successful applicant will enrich the field by developing theories and designing methods, techniques or applications to answer important questions about communication.
The start date for this position is September 16, 2013. Candidates must have earned or be close to completion of a Ph.D. in communication or closely related discipline by then. Applicants with expertise in computational social science or digital humanities are welcome to apply. 
University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Candidates are expected to conduct research, teach four courses during a three-quarter academic year, and supervise graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels. The position involves teaching in the Department of Communication’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates must submit: (1) a letter of application that addresses research and teaching interests (on the latter please indicate fit with current courses and/or suggestions for potential new ones); (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of recommendation. Application materials are to be submitted online at http://com.uw.edu/facultysearchReview of applications will begin September 15, 2012. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Patricia Moy, at pmoy@uw.edu.
The University of Washington is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.
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