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Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
30+ days ago

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university (http://www.nus.edu.sg/) that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) (http://www.fass.nus.edu.sg/cnm/) is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media and communication studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 32 full-time faculty and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

Remuneration is competitive and includes medical, housing, relocation and other benefits. Significant research start-up funding is available if appointed on the tenure track.

Singapore is a modern, English-speaking city state that is connected to the world via global commerce, finance and transport networks with a stable climate year-round and a cosmopolitan mix of cultures and languages.

Interested applicants are required to submit a complete application dossier as listed below for full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Click HERE to apply. 

a)    Full Professor (with Tenure) in Environmental Communication 
We seek Full Professor with expertise in Environmental Communication including the communication of science, risk, sustainability, and policy concerning environmental issues particularly in the new media environment such as climate change, socio-ecological systems (e.g., food, energy, water, technology), natural and human-made disaster, environmental planning, environmental campaign, environmental justice and governance, repair, and circular economy. Candidates with interdisciplinary research and industry expertise, and able to teach broadly into our curriculum such as new media studies, critical informational studies, social computing and strategic communications, are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: PhD in Communication, Cultural Studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or closely related disciplines. Candidates must have an excellent track record in research and teaching and demonstrate leadership in their fields commensurate with rank.

b)    Full Professor (with Tenure) in Computational Communication (2 positions)
There are two Computational Social Science Full Professor positions, which are broadly envisioned as (a) Computer-mediated interaction and communication, and (b) Computational Behaviour. While our faculty within these areas are driving a wide variety of projects invoking state-of-the-art methods and tools, we envision the role of a Full Professor to define and steer the research directions towards meeting the larger vision and mission of the department to be Asia’s first and premier hub of computational social science research. The candidate would catalyse key intra-university collaborations with faculty in other departments to facilitate methodological innovations and open resource- and data-sharing practices, as well as inter-university connections that widen the impact of the computational social science research at NUS in the broader regional and international area.

The ideal candidates must be well-versed with state-of-the-art computational research, methods and techniques, evidenced through publications that break new ground, and international recognition and leadership roles. The candidate would enrich the research culture at CNM through building the research agenda and obtaining large research grants, influence key decisions through service roles involving administration, hiring, collaborations, and outreach, and mentor future generations of scholars through teaching and advisory roles. 

While their disciplinary training may vary, ideal candidates would show evidence of leadership, international renown, and an established reputation in the research community in one or more of the following areas: computational social science, media and communication studies, information sciences, and technology.  

Qualifications: Interested applicants must have a PhD in Communication or closely related discipline, with evidence of leadership in applying computational social science methods to resolve communication and media studies research questions; as well as evidence of excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate ability to use computational methods such as topic modelling, natural language processing, and online experiments in applied contexts such as health communication, social movements, and public opinion. Candidates must have experience with computational techniques using R or Python and the ability to teach courses in computational communication, social media research, network analysis, and/or time series analysis.

c)    Full Professor (with Tenure) in Digital Media Effects 
We seek Full Professor in Digital Media Effects, with strong emphases on media effects in digital environments, and networked communications and technologies. Candidates should have extensive expertise and experience in studying the role and impact of new media and information communication technologies on individuals, groups, and societies. Candidates with excellent track record in carrying out funded research and management of interdisciplinary research groups and labs related to studying the impact of digital media and communications is preferred. 

Qualifications: PhD in Communication, Media Studies, or closely related disciplines. Candidates will also have evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical innovation and demonstrate clear leadership in their fields commensurate with rank.

d)    [Tenure Track] Assistant Professor in Computational Communication (Closing Date: 16 August 2022)
We welcome applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Communication(s), social media analytics, data science, information science, and information systems.

Qualifications: PhD in Communication or closely related discipline by date of appointment, with a specialisation in methods for digital data collection, analytics, and/or visualization. Evidence of excellence in computational communication research and teaching. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to conduct research that applies data science in communication contexts such as data journalism and data-driven strategic communication for health, marketing, or politics, and considers the implications of data-driven methods for building and validating communication and/or information theory. Candidates must have experience with computational techniques using R or Python and the ability to teach courses in computational communication, social media research, network analysis, and/or time series analysis.

e)    [Tenure Track] Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies (Closing Date: 16 August 2022)
We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: inter-Asia cultural studies; cultural and new media industries in Asia; political economy analysis of cultural studies in Asia; critical diaspora and mobility studies; new media, indigenous and sovereignty studies; digital ethnography; posthumanism, environment and ecology in Asia, cultural economy; cultural policy; critical creative industry studies; soft power and cultural diplomacy; multiculturalism and migration; community cultural development and; urban communication such as urban digital art and design. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in cultural studies and critical theory, and a demonstrated engagement in the cultural, political and ethical implications of race, gender, sexuality, social class and social practice.

Qualifications: PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Humanities, or closely related discipline by the date of appointment; evidence of successful teaching.

For tenure-track applications, post-doctoral experience and a proven or strongly emerging track record of high quality research and impactful publications, alongside clear research plans, are highly desirable. 

If hired at a senior rank, responsibilities will include departmental research leadership, attracting research funding, mentoring junior and mid-level faculty.

Professional development: Successful talented early career candidates with excellent research track records will be considered for the National University of Singapore Presidential Young Professorship (NUS PYP) scheme which includes a start-up research grant up to SGD 750,000 including scholarships to hire PhD students, and an award of SGD 250,000 for discretionary spending.

f)    [Educator Track] Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Strategic Communication (Closing Date: 16 August 2022)
We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: corporate communication, public relations, campaign management, social media PR, and public relations writing. Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in strategic communication and will have demonstrated current industry knowledge of corporate communication. Experience in crafting media statements and PR writing would be an advantage.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a PhD in Communication or a closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellent teaching; approximately three (3) years of teaching experience in higher education settings; and experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds including international students as well as adult and professional learners in both online and face-to-face classrooms.

g)    Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Social Science (2 Positions) (Closing Date: 16 August 2022)
Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: statistical modelling; big data analytics; machine learning; natural language processing; network science; survey/experimental methods; causal inference; econometrics.

Qualifications: PhD in a discipline closely related to computational social science by date of appointment, with evidence of interdisciplinary research applying computational methods to the social sciences. This includes but is not limited to social science disciplines (sociology, political science, communication, economics etc.) or computer science and related disciplines (information science, data science, computational physics etc.) Evidence of successful teaching in methods or theory.

h)    Teaching Assistants (Closing Date: 16 August 2022)
We seek applicants with teaching experience and/or industry experience in one or more of the following areas: public speaking, media writing, communication, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, digital storytelling, cultural studies, interactive media design and development, and other communication related areas.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a good Honours Degree in Communications or a closely affiliated discipline by the appointment of start date and a record of excellence in teaching (if applicable). A passion for working closely with students and a commitment to student learning are essential. Successful candidates are also expected to have experience with online teaching. Successful candidates having experience with online teaching and the development of MOOCs are preferred. HTML and JavaScript programming is a plus.


Interested applicants are required to submit a complete application dossier as listed below for full consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Click HERE to apply. 

Enquiries may be directed to [email protected] Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm. 



Job Information

  • Job ID: 64651890
  • Location:
    Singapore
  • Company Name For Job: National University of Singapore
  • Position Title: TENURE & EDUCATOR TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL / ENVIRONMENTAL / STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION, CULTURAL STUDIES, DIGITAL MEDIA EFFECTS
  • Job Function: Assistant Professor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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