Northwestern University — Open Rank Professor in Analytics

Northwestern University
Department of Communication Studies
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Position in Analytics

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University seeks to hire a faculty member who employs analytics and data science in the study of communication. The appointment is open-rank and can be made at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. It will begin on September 1, 2020. Successful candidates will be expected to publish innovative research, contribute directly to undergraduate and graduate instruction in the department, and perform professional service consistent with rank. Applicants should have a PhD in communication or relevant field and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching and mentorship.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in analytics and data science that includes, but is not limited to: the study of communication and information networks, platforms and audiences; application to the discovery, understanding and communication of (dis)information; data visualization and communication design; and advanced computational techniques applied to media and organizing. We are also interested in candidates who complement the department’s existing expertise in human-computer interaction, social media, social computing, organizations and ways of organizing, networks, collective intelligence, computational modeling and computational social science.

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2019, but review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of application, research statement, CV, publication samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to Search Chair: Darren Gergle, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Northwestern University
Northwestern is a top-tier, private research university with three campuses: Evanston, Chicago, and Doha. The Evanston campus, located just north of Chicago and on Lake Michigan, houses the six schools that offer undergraduate instruction (music, education and social policy, journalism, engineering and applied science, arts and sciences, and communication), the Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management. The Chicago campus is home to the schools of medicine and law. The new Doha campus in Qatar, offers an undergraduate program in journalism and communication.

The School of Communication
The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences and include the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of 150 includes 105 tenure-track faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1200 undergraduate majors and 700 graduate and professional students. Founded over 135 years ago, the School has been a leader in developing the communication disciplines and professions, and continues to be a center of excellence in the communication arts and sciences.

The Department of Communication Studies
The Department of Communication Studies offers a popular undergraduate major and multiple professional master’s and PhD programs. Through special resources for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development. School of Communication faculty also can have opportunities during their career at Northwestern to teach and conduct research at the Northwestern University campus in Doha, Qatar.