Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Opportunities for prospective faculty/Scholars/Researchers

Faculty Openings | Visiting Scholar Opportunities | Researcher Opportunities

Faculty Opportunities

Tenured or Tenure Track Professor of Communication in the Area of Digital Culture

The University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication is seeking to fill a tenured or tenure track faculty position (open rank) in "digital culture" to begin fall semester 2014. Preference will be given to early and mid-career scholars whose research and teaching contribute to field, interpretive, and/or critical approaches to the study of culture and its intersection with digital media such as the internet, social media, mobile media, virtual reality, online games, user-generated sites, and/or location-aware media. The specific cultural practices or objects of study are open and could include cultural production, digital design, technoculture, global culture and transnational flows, gender, race and ethnicity, surveillance studies, and/or intellectual property.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (in Communication or a related field or discipline) and have a strong record of teaching and research. Responsibilities include conducting a program of research and publication, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including supervising doctoral dissertations), and contributing service to the school and university.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 18 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and up to three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via this link. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by September 16, 2013.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Visiting Scholar Opportunities

The Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) provides opportunities for select scholars from other institutions to informally visit for a limited period of time (generally ranging from a week to a year). These short-term appointments are designed to provide visiting scholars with access to our intellectual resources (including faculty and students), while also enriching the intellectual life of ASC and Penn.

Visitors are designated as follows:

  • Visiting Senior Fellows: Academics who are of the Professorial, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their field.

  • Visiting Fellows: Academics who are in the early stages of their career, including advanced graduate students.

Visiting Senior Fellows and Visiting Fellows have access to the full spectrum academic resources at ASC and at Penn. They also can attend all academic events held at ASC and other parts of the University. Assistance will also be given to connect visitors to other relevant schools, departments, and programs at Penn as appropriate. Please note, however, that we can not provide financial support or private office space.

To apply to be a Visiting Senior Fellow or Visiting Fellow, please provide the following information:

  • REQUIRED: Prior commitment on the part of the ASC Center or faculty member to act as your sponsor.

  • A brief description of what you hope to accomplish during your stay (e.g., what research you will engage in and why ASC is the appropriate place to do this).

  • A brief description of what you believe you could contribute to the ASC community (e.g., informal interactions with faculty and students; a lecture or workshop; teaching; etc.).

  • Information about your sources of funding while you are visiting.

  • Whether you will need a work permit or visa.

  • Your proficiency in English.

  • The start and end dates of your proposed visit.

  • An updated curriculum vita or resume.

Decisions on the appointment of Visiting Senior Fellows or Visiting Fellows are made on a rolling basis, but given the limited number of visitors we can accommodate, we encourage you to apply well in advance of your desired visit (especially in the case of longer visits).

Please send your completed application and supporting material to:

Kelly Fernandez
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220

Researcher Opportunities

Fellowship in Cancer Communication Research

The Penn Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication is offering a research fellowship in cancer communication for the Fall 2012 term. This two-year fellowship program offers training in communication research and theory relevant to cancer prevention and control. The advanced, rigorous training and experience provided will prepare the fellows for careers as independent investigators in cancer communication research. More...

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