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[liberationtech] UW Communication Job

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at
Tue Aug 7 17:12:44 PDT 2012

I'm seeing a lot of job postings lately.  Maybe this is a good time to
remind people that there's a separate list for that:

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Amanda N. Weber <anweber at> wrote:

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