Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication (OPEN RANK)

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Communication (Open Rank)
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Communication Networks



The School of Communication at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks to fill a faculty position in theory development and research in communication networks. The School seeks a scholar who expands the theoretical knowledge of communication networks, whose research will lead to important insights into communication network processes, and whose teaching will inspire our undergraduate and graduate students. Exceptional applicants at the Assistant or Associate rank are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field and demonstrate excellence in at least one programmatic line of research, address important societal issues and practical real-world applications. The candidate is expected to help the school continue to grow our commitment to network scholarship. Communication networks are an integral part of almost all facets of contemporary life including teams and groups, organizations and institutions, and the global political economy. These networks connect diverse and global constituencies that differ in terms of gender, class, race, ethnicity, national origin and other differences. We seek a colleague whose academic career demonstrates an interest in a broad array of topics in connectivity such as the semantic World Wide Web, social and enterprise networks, collaboration networks, team networks, political mobilizing, network equality, and crowdsourcing. Candidates should have competencies in robust network analysis techniques for examining big data from a wide array of communication networks. We seek someone who will teach our graduate-level network analysis methods courses, so previous graduate teaching experience in this area is preferred.

The candidate will play a leading role in our research center Annenberg Networks Network (ANN), and will also be affiliated with the Annenberg Institute for Diversity and Empowerment to explore the intersection of communication networks and diversity. We anticipate that our new colleague will foster collaboration with other academic units across the University, and with external partners as well.

The Annenberg School is committed to fostering a culture and climate of tolerance, diversity and inclusion, as is evident in the Schools' various centers and initiatives (https://annenberg.usc.edu/research). Consequently, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in accordance with the University's mission to ensure equal opportunity (see below).

Applicants

To be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the USC Employee Recruitment Services website at the following https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-or-associate-professor-of-communication-open-rank/1209/12749000. Submission materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of recent refereed publications and the names of three references. Final candidates will be requested to submit three (3) letters of recommendation. The cover letter should be addressed to School of Communication Faculty Search, attention Andrea Hollingshead, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, 3502 Watt Way, Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281. Applicants may direct questions to Billie Shotlow at (shotlow@usc.edu) or (213-821-2718) regarding the search process. Materials submitted by regular mail will not be accepted.

Review of applications will commence on August 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed. Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Andrea Hollingshead at aholling@usc.edu.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email atuschr@usc.edu. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.





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