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Tenure-track job opening: Assistant/Associate Professor of Global 
Digital Media, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst seeks a Global Digital Media scholar with a preferred focus on 
the Global South. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate 
Professor level. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends 
the critical traditions in the department, which include political 
economy, cultural studies, technology studies, and post-colonial 
approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and 
teaching focus on the role of new and emerging digital technologies, 
especially in Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East. Additionally, 
the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability 
to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the 
department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or 
outreach. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2017 and will include 
responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and 
graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead 
interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2016 and will continue 
until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of 
interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one 
article-length example of research. All materials should be submitted 
through the Interview Exchange website at In 
addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference 
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A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by 
the start of the appointment. The university is committed to active 
recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of 
Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with 
disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected 
group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive 
climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence 
in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of 
each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working 
with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, 
experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work 
activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or 
helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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