Tenure-Track Position in Rhetoric and Public Culture The Department of
Communication Studies in the Northwestern University School of
Communication seeks to hire for a tenure-track appointment beginning
September 1, 2008.
Rank will be at the level of assistant professor. Ph.D. must be
completed by time of appointment. We are looking for an outstanding
candidate who can contribute directly to one or more of the following
programs of research on the relationship between communication, culture,
and politics: *media, culture, and democracy: emphasis on the role of
public communication in the cultural formation of political identity.
Topics could include, among others: print versus other media; publics
and counterpublics; spectatorship and citizenship. *democratic
practices: study of public discourse and political participation,
including ordinary settings and vernacular media of communication.
Topics could include, among others: public affairs and governance; modes
of dissent and resistance; relationships between civic norms and social
practices; uses of public media in everyday life.
We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to work
on problems of inequity and cultural difference. We also are interested
in transnational comparative study or other attention to globalization,
and blending ethnographic expertise or other fieldwork with textual
The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate
major and graduate programs in Media, Technology, and Society,
Interaction and Social Influence, and Rhetoric and Public Culture.
Scholarship includes leading work on new media, social networks, and the
cultural determination of the public sphere. Through special resources
for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is
able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development.
For full consideration, please send a letter of application with a
curriculum vitae, research statement and work published or in progress,
evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to
Professor Dilip Gaonkar, Search Committee, Department of Communication
Studies, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, Il 60208 by December 1.
Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
educator and employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.