DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST
The Department of Communication of the University of Massachusetts
Amherst invites applications for three tenure-track positions.
Position One: Film Studies (Assistant Professor). A scholar of North
American cinema, preferably trained with a Cultural Studies perspective,
whose research addresses historical or contemporary audiences or
production practices. A focus on race, class, or generation and
experience with multiple research methods are desirable.
Position Two: Media Effects/Political Communication (Assistant
Professor). Empirical research on media effects in political
communication or journalism studies. Specific focus could include news and
public opinion, agenda setting, effects of campaign coverage, or media and
the public sphere. Expertise in quantitative research required.
Position Three: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and
Public Policy (Assistant or Associate Professor). Research focus could
include qualitative or quantitative approaches to ICT uses or impacts in
local and transnational contexts, or investigation of ICTs in relation to
identity, social equality, the public sphere, or political formation. ICT
practices examined may cover computer-mediated communication, on-line
communities, text messaging, blogging, or other developments in digital
media. The appointment will be in Communication and the Center for Public
Policy and Administration (as part of a new College initiative in Science,
Technology, and Society) with the tenure line in the Department of
Communication and teaching duties in both units. Grant-seeking and
participation in the University's Information Technology program are
For each position duties will include maintaining an active research
program and supervising students at B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels.
Completed Ph.D. by September 1, 2006 appointment is required. Salary is
competitive, and each position is contingent upon funding. Review of
applications will begin on November 15, 2005, and will continue until each
position is filled.
Direct three letters of reference and send a letter of interest, a
curriculum vitae, and an article-length example of research to:
Michael Morgan, Chair
Department of Communication
240 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9278.
Go to www.umass.edu for information on UMass Amherst, the flagship campus
of the University of Massachusetts system. The university is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and
members of minority communities are strongly encouraged.
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