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Associate or Full Professor – Communication and Technology

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Associate or Full Professor – Communication and Technology
Requisition Number FTFR001028
Division/College College of Arts, Media and Design
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Arts, Media and Design
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/06/2017

The Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-on-entry position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor specializing in communication and technology. We are seeking candidates whose research focuses on digital communication, including the design, use, effects, and societal implications of online, mobile, and social media communication. We welcome a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches, and are particularly interested in candidates who can work across disciplines, contributing to Northeastern’s Network Science Initiative, NU Lab for Text Maps and Networks, Global Resilience Initiative, Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and other relevant campus-wide programs. The individual filling this position will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, with an emphasis on digital communication, network science, data visualization, online communities, social media, and/or related topics.


Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in communication or a closely affiliated discipline and a nationally distinguished record of research, college-level teaching, and service, appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The anticipated start date is Fall 2018.

Additional Information

The Department of Communication Studies in distinctive on three counts. First, our faculty conducts research and teaches courses across a diversity of specializations including public advocacy and argumentation; political communication; science, health, and risk communication; organizational and interpersonal communication; digital communication and social networks; and media production. Second, we are located within a major private global research university and a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement and interdisciplinary research. The department is housed in Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media & Design, an innovative unit that includes a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Game Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, Music, and Theatre. Finally, we are in Boston, a thriving urban center of culture and innovation with extensive global connections. To learn more about our college, go to

Northeastern University is a private R1 university. The University is renowned for its interdisciplinary research, entrepreneurial spirit, experiential learning, and global connectedness. Northeastern has recently revealed a strategic plan to guide the University’s course for the next ten years. See:

Additional Information

To apply, visit the College of Arts, Media and Design website: and click on “Faculty Positions.” Applicants should submit a letter of application describing teaching, research, and any relevant professional experience, and a CV. Applicants should also identify three or more references that can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation. Applications received on or before November 17, 2017 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Dale Herbeck, Chair of the Communication Studies Department, at

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University, and an ADVANCE institution. Candidates should have experience in, or a commitment to, working with diverse student populations in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern University offers benefits coverage to the domestic partners of benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Northeastern University is an E-Verify employer.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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