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Assistant Professor - Communication

University of Pittsburgh
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Media and Communication Studies
Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an Assistant Professor of Communication undertaking research in the area of Latinx studies and media and/or technology studies. The position is in the tenure stream and will begin September 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin August 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related field expected to be in hand by August 2022.
  • Research program focused on Latinx issues centered on media and/or technology.
  • Evidence of/potential for successful undergraduate and graduate teaching in Latinx issues connected to media and/or technology.
  • Evidence of/potential to contribute positively to a climate of diversity and inclusion.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working with and mentoring graduate students.
  • Demonstration of an intersectional approach that connects multiple aspects of identity.
  • Demonstration of a multidisciplinary approach that connects different methods or theories for thinking about media and identity.
Candidates with one or more of these preferred research programs will be ranked more highly:
racialization, ethnicity, diaspora/migration, equity, citizenship, border studies, indigenous studies, geographies, emerging Latinx communities, and participatory and/or policy-relevant research.

The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. Positioning a new faculty member to forge collaborative, interdisciplinary links, the Department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Cultural Studies, Global Studies, Africana Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Religious Studies, the Graduate School of Political and International Affairs, the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, and the Business School, to name a few.

Appointees will teach current undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses in the area of their research specialization, and otherwise participate in the Department's intellectually vigorous graduate program. Salary, scholarly assistance, and benefits are competitive. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and different-sex domestic partners.

Applicants should apply at by attaching a cover letter, cv, article-length piece of research, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, diversity statement, the names and contact information for three references, who will be contacted once we move forward with the review process.
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