[WebCultures] Job: Assistant Professor of Digital Media at the University of Utah

Robert W. Gehl lists at robertwgehl.org
Wed Sep 7 19:05:28 CEST 2016

Hello, Web Cultures!

I'm excited to announce a job opening at the University of Utah in
Communication. I'm including the ad below. I'd love to see some Web
Cultures applicants. Please email me (robert.gehl at utah.edu) with
questions about the ad.

Assistant Professor of Digital Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media,
effective July 1, 2017.

This is a broad call for applicants who are doing innovative,
cutting-edge research into the histories, uses, dynamics, and
implications of digital communication. We envision applicants'
scholarship might include – but would not be limited to – the
intersection of digital communication and journalism, history, mobile
media, diversity, social media, augmented reality, social justice,
infrastructures, organizational studies, ecology, software studies,
methodology, critical video game studies, activism, identities,
political economy, civic engagement, surveillance, politics, or
pedagogy. Ultimately, we seek scholar-teachers who can reinforce the
Department of Communication's emerging strength in critical analysis of
digital media and help to position the College of Humanities as a leader
in digital media studies.

Superior candidates will have: (1) evidence of an emerging research
program, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, or
research-based creative works; (2) the ability to contribute to the
Department’s Digital Media teaching responsibilities, including
undergraduate and graduate courses and the supervision of graduate
theses; (3) evidence of success obtaining and managing and/or an
interest in obtaining federal or foundation grants; (4) interest in
contributing to the development of University-wide programs in Digital
Humanities, Medical Humanities, Entertainment Arts and Engineering,
Environmental Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Big Data, or Religious
Studies; (5) a broad awareness and appreciation of the field of
communication and the areas of research and teaching represented in the
Department, as well as how digital media studies can articulate with the
historical and emerging concerns of communication studies.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin,
color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic
information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically
underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons
with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request
and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request,
reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to
individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s
nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request
disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135,
(801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in
settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong
commitment to improving access to higher education for historically
underrepresented students.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue
until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of
interest; a CV; and the names of three references to
http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56564. Questions about the position
are welcome, and can be directed to Robert W. Gehl, Search Committee
Chair, robert DOT gehl (AT THE DOMAIN) utah.edu.

-- Rob Gehl
Robert W. Gehl
Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Writing & Rhetoric
The University of Utah
www.robertwgehl.org | @robertwgehl
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Please read my book: Reverse Engineering Social Media
Winner of the 2015 Association of Internet Researchers Nancy Baym Book Award

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