Assistant, Associate, Full, or Distinguished Professor in Journalism and Media Studies

Rutgers University - School of Communication and Information

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars studying real world problems related to knowledge, interaction, technology, culture, media, creativity, and their interrelations.  Our commitment to solutions is stimulated by intersecting research challenges: health and wellness; social media interaction and collaborative design; global media, community, and democracy; and organizations, policy, and leadership.  We value our culture of collegiality and provide generous support for our scholars’ varied research enterprises.  Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world’s largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers’ vibrant scholarly community, we embrace the University goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs.  For more about the School and active faculty searches in the Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism and Media Studies see:

Two Faculty Positions in Journalism and Media Studies, Open Rank (Tenure-Track or Tenured) 

Creative and Cultural Industries
We would welcome interest from outstanding scholars whose work develops the department’s existing focal areas while building intellectual links with other units in the school and university.  The appointment may be made at the assistant, associate, full, or distinguished professor rank, commensurate with experience.  The search will focus on scholars with an interest in creative and cultural industries in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sociology of the media, political economy, and media industries
  • Innovation and emerging cultural industries, dynamic change, and platforms
  • Media industries in historical and political context
  • Global, regional, local media ecosystems and development
  • Finance, audiences, and cultural production and practices
  • Media analytics and big data; computational media
  • Regulation, control, politics, censorship, and democracy
  • Cultural leadership and management 

We especially invite candidates who will contribute to our undergraduate programs, developing portfolio of masters programs, and our highly regarded interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.  As part of the broader school, the Journalism and Media Studies department is undergoing an exciting period of transformation.  We look for candidates who will thrive in this environment and contribute to this transformation.  For queries regarding the positions, please contact Susan Keith, chair of Journalism and Media Studies,  

Qualifications and Requirements
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field as of June 2017 is required.  Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching.  Senior-level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, with a strong record of external funding a plus.  Responsibilities of the successful applicants include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication and media, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with university policy for tenure-track and tenured appointments. 

How to Apply
Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate’s fit to specific departmental and school-wide research foci.  Active review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016, and the positions will remain open until filled.  Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time) and submit to the portal at

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at <>.

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