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Assistant Professor of Media Theory and Politics (002928-2013)

The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching center on intersections between media theory and political communication, integrating knowledge of new media technologies and environments.  For example, a candidate might explore interactions between social media in political campaigns, digital government, media and policy, media effects, mediated public discourse and government decision making, or media and public discourse.  Purdue is home to the C-SPAN Archives, and we welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching might make use of this resource.  In addition, research programs that intersect with existing strengths of the Lamb School are highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, work collaboratively with graduate students, publish innovative research, and seek extramural research funding.  A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required by August 2014, but advanced ABDs will be considered.