September 28, 2006

Another Position at UCSD

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 8:50 am

Last month I posted about a job in my department for which I’m on the search committee. Well, now it’s been approved for us to also advertise another tenure-track position for this year “with an emphasis on information and communication technology, and new media industries.” Review of applications for this second position begins November 15th.

The advertisement doesn’t specifically mention games, but I talked with the chair of the committee and games are definitely one of the new media areas in which they’re hoping to see applicants. It sounds like they’re looking for an exciting scholar involved in critical examination of digital media and the larger society, and are quite flexible about where the emphasis falls within that. I’m glad we’re adding another digital person to the department, and I hope some GTxA readers will consider applying.

Here’s the ad:

The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is seeking candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2007, focusing on communication as a social and institutional force with an emphasis on information and communication technology, and new media industries. 

We invite applications from scholars working in such areas as: telecommunication policy; labor and the “new” economy; local and global regulation of communications markets and infrastructures; information technology governance; the Internet and the emergence of digital communication networks; and communication in comparative, historical, and non-Western contexts.

The UCSD Department of Communication is interdisciplinary and seeks candidates with a critical approach to the role played by communication in economic, social, and political life. Critical examinations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and power are central to the traditions and concerns of our department.

Salaries are in accordance with UC pay scales. If non-citizen, please state immigration status. UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources and programs at the campus website for Diversity

Applicants are also invited to provide comments about his/her leadership activities and/or contributions to diversity.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have, or expect to complete, a PhD by September, 2007. Send vita, statement of research and teaching interest, one work sample (such as a recent publication), and contact information for three references to:

Professor Gary Fields
Dept. of Communication (0503)
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0503

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