[CITASA] Rutgers Journalism & Media Studies position(s)

christina dunbar-hester c.dunbarhester at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 14:41:57 EST 2012

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The Department Of Journalism And Media Studies in the School of
Communication and Information at Rutgers, The State University Of New
Jersey, seeks applications from scholars conducting innovative
research in the areas of Media and Politics, Health, Science and the
Media, and/or Media and Technological Innovation who value a climate
of cross-departmental collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment
to the development of discoveries and new ideas in response to local
and global challenges.

§  Media and Politics. The department seeks researchers with interests
including but not limited to: Global Political Media; News Media and
Politics; Social Movements and Social Media; Race, Ethnicity and
Politics; Media Advocacy and Activism; Media and Public Policy;
International Journalism; Gender and Global Media; Public Engagement.

§  Health, Science and the Media. The department seeks applicants with
critical and engaged approaches to Health and Wellness, with interests
including but not limited to: Medicine, Media and Society; Science,
Journalism, and Power; Gender, Embodiment, and Technology; Global
Health; Environmental Media and Social Policy; Race, Science, and
Media Advocacy; Social media and Community Health; Narrative Medicine
and Digital Storytelling; Technology Usage and Mental/Physical Well

§  Media and Technological Innovation. The department seeks applicants
with interests including but not limited to: Digital Journalism;
Technology and Public Policy; Gender and Digital Media; Data
Journalism; Social Media and Participatory Culture; New Media, News,
and Democracy.

The scholarship of successful candidates will connect to one or more
of the four problem-based research foci that have guided our school’s
hiring in recent years: health and wellness; global media and
democracy; organizations, policy, and leadership; and social media
interaction & collaboration. We especially seek candidates from
under-represented groups who would further our commitment to scholarly
excellence and community diversity.   In addition, we particularly
welcome candidates who place race and ethnicity at the center of their
research and teaching interests.

For more about the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and the
Rutgers-School of Communication and Information, including school-wide
research interests and active faculty searches in the school’s
Communication and Library and Information Science departments, see:

 Qualifications: All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in a
relevant field no later than May 2013.   The ideal applicant’s program
of research should complement the research foci of current faculty.
Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of
top-tier peer-reviewed publication as well as evidence of effective
teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of
integrative leadership in research, instruction, and external funding.
 Letter of application should address these points, and clearly
articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and
school-wide research interests.  Duties of the successful applicant(s)
include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the candidate’s field
of scholarship, an active program of research in the candidate’s area
of scholarly expertise, and service contributions to the advancement
of the academic profession, to the effective operation of the
university, and to society at large in accordance with university
policy expectations for tenure-track appointments.

Submissions: Applications must be received no later than December 1,
2012.  Submit to: http://its.scilsnet.rutgers.edu/facultysearch/.
Include letter of application, CV, up to three representative
publications, and names and contact information of three references
(no letters at this time please). Please do not submit applications to
more than one department.  If you see a potential fit in more than one
department please indicate this in your application letter. For
further questions please contact Dr. John Pavlik, Search Committee
Chair: jpavlik at rutgers.edu

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth oldest institution of higher
education in the United States and is a member of the elite AAU
research universities in North America.  The School of Communication
and Information is a founding member of the iSchools Caucus. An equal
opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community
and encourages the applications of women and minority candidates. As
evidence of that, among peer public institutions (public universities
in the Association of American Universities), Rutgers is 4th in the
nation for full-time female faculty, 14th in the nation for full-time
African-American faculty, and 15th in the nation for full-time total
minority faculty. Among those same schools Rutgers ranks 2nd in the
percentage of degrees earned by African Americans, 8th for Asians, and
11th for Latinos.

Christina Dunbar-Hester, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Journalism & Media Studies
School of Communication & Information
Affiliated Faculty, Women's & Gender Studies
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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