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[liberationtech] UW Communication Job

Amanda N. Weber anweber at
Tue Aug 7 15:25:55 PDT 2012

The Department of Communication at the University of Washington seeks a
full-time tenure-track
Assistant Professor to develop communication scholarship with "big data"

Applicants' substantive areas of research and teaching must contribute to
areas of strength in the
Department: communication and culture; communication technology and
society; global
communication; journalism; media organization; political communication;
rhetoric and
critical/cultural studies; and social interaction. Position requires
experience in curation and
analysis of large-scale datasets related to one or more of these areas of
study. Relevant research
skills include social network analysis, web and mobile analytics, data
aggregation and data
mining, data visualization, and/or text and natural-language
processing.Joining a growing
multidisciplinary community of social scientists, computer scientists, and
humanities scholars at
the University of Washington with new analytical tools, the successful
applicant will enrich the
field by developing theories and designing methods, techniques or
applications to answer
important questions about communication.

The start date for this position is September 16, 2013. Candidates must
have earned or be close
to completion of a Ph.D. in communication or closely related discipline by
then. Applicants with
eXpertise in computational social science or digital humanities are welcome
to apply.

University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and
service. Candidates
are expected to conduct research, teach four courses during a three-quarter
academic year, and
supervise graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels. The
position involves teaching in
the Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate programs.
Candidates must
submit: (1) a letter of application that addresses research and teaching
interests (on the latter
please indicate fit with current courses and/or suggestions for potential
new ones); (2) a
curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of recommendation. Application
materials are to be
submitted online at Review of applications
will begin
September 15, 2012. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee
chair, Professor
Patricia Moy, at pmoy at

The University of Washington is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity
employer. The
University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly
encourages applications
from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected

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