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[ecrea] Assistant Professor in Urban Futures and Communication at UMass Amherst

Tue Aug 07 21:12:27 GMT 2018

*Job Ad: Assistant Professor in Urban Futures and Communication at UMass Amherst*

Dear colleagues,
I’m sharing this job ad for a tenure-track position in the Department of Communication at Umass. For information about our department and the post, the link is here:

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include digital media and public participation, cultural production and social inequality, and postcoloniality.

Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2019 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one article-length example of research, and names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through the online website <>.

A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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