Assistant Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication seeks a full-time Assistant Professor beginning August 19, 2019, with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in mass communication research and teaching and an emphasis on data science and computational social science methods.
Duties: The selected candidate will teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in mass communication, which includes joining the rotation of faculty covering Introduction to Mass Communication (J201), Information for Communication (J203), Principles and Practice of Strategic Communication (J345), and/or Data Analysis and Visualization (J677). In addition to developing and maintaining a robust research portfolio, the successful applicant will advise and mentor highly motivated master's and doctoral students. The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, typically including one graduate seminar per year. University and professional service is required appropriate to career stage.
We invite applications from scholars committed to advancing computational approaches to media research from communication and allied fields. We seek innovative researchers in the areas of computer content analysis, natural language processing, machine learning, predictive analytics, social network dynamics, online community detection, and/or analysis of digital trace data.
Applicants who research and/or teach with a focus on communities of color or otherwise marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those who focus on regions outside the US. We are a methodologically diverse department and seek to complement existing strengths in quantitative, qualitative, and computational approaches to communication research.