Job: Tenure-track position in Technology and Social Behavior at Northwestern University

Tenure-Track Position in Technology and Social Behavior- Open Rank

Northwestern University

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire for a tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2012. The position will be open as to rank.  The successful candidate will be expected to publish innovative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and perform professional service commensurate with rank.

We are looking for candidates who can contribute to a strong interdisciplinary program in technology and social behavior.  Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to: human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, social computing, communication and information infrastructures, language and behavior in virtual communities, and the study, design, and development of media and social networks.  Potential to attract external funding is expected, and a record of successful funding is required for a tenured appointment in the open-rank position.

The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major and graduate programs in Media, Technology, and Society, Interaction and Social Influence, and Rhetoric and Public Culture, as well as the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Technology and Social Behavior.  Through special resources for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development.  School of Communication faculty also can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.

Candidates should send a letter of application, CV, a publication or work in progress, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to Professor Darren Gergle, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, . Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Technology and Social Behavior Search Chair: Darren Gergle

Search No. 17681

Department of Communication Studies
2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-118
Evanston, IL 60208


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