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Assistant Professor in Digital Communication

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 19th, 2017
Last review date: October 22nd, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of digital communication at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in communication or a related field prior to the start date and a strong social science background with a record of publishing innovative, empirical research. We seek candidates whose fundamental research interest is in the social dynamics, processes, and/or outcomes of digital technologies. Such a scholar’s research foregrounds the basic communicative and social processes that are evolving as a consequence of contemporary media technologies, rather than the specific tools that currently facilitate these processes. This position will bridge interests within our department and beyond. Candidates will be expected to teach courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and be active in professional and campus service.

The department has garnered considerable national and international recognition, and boasts cutting-edge research, exemplary teaching, and intellectual leadership in the discipline and beyond. In addition to these benefits, the University offers attractive features such as housing assistance ( and other programs to incoming faculty.

Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and three samples of published or completed research to the appropriate sections of the job search website: Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrew Flanagin, at or at (805) 893-7892. This position will remain open until filled. For primary consideration, all application materials must be received by October 22, 2017. Reference letter submissions are also encouraged by this date.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate for the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA




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