Open Rank Professor in Global Media and Technology

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for an Open Rank Professor at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level in Global Media and Technology.  This position is intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Global Media and Technology. Applicants should demonstrate an active research program in global media studies, international communication, or closely related areas in communication. We are especially interested in receiving applications from scholars working at the intersection of global media and communication technology or communication law and policy, but we will also consider candidates with experience in other fields or using mixed approaches.

Other key departmental initiatives include Civic Dialogue and Leadership and the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture. Texas A&M is an internationally prominent university with a faculty pursuing ongoing, internationally oriented research, a branch campus in Doha, Qatar, international study centers in Costa Rica and Italy, and an ongoing study abroad program campus-wide.  Our close proximity to some of the nation’s largest cities also provides opportunities for collaboration with media corporations and other top universities in highly diverse metropolitan areas.

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 20 tenure-track faculty members, 55 graduate students, and over 1100 undergraduate majors.  Further information regarding the department is available at: Texas A&M is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 53,000 students, including 10,000 graduate students, making it the sixth largest university in the United States.  The student body includes 26% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, as well as approximately 5000 international students from 124 countries. We seek candidates who can teach in a diverse and global classroom.  It ranks among the top universities nationally in total research expenditures (with more than $700 million dollars per year), and in total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.  This institution does not offer benefits to domestic partners.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.   A PhD is required for all candidates. A strong record of scholarship and teaching are required for senior candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, no more than two publications, and contact information for three references to: Patrick Burkart ( Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications are preferred).


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