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The University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin seeks applications for an open rank, tenure-track position (assistant, associate, or full professor) in organizational communication with an emphasis on communication technologies, broadly conceived, to begin January or September, 2009. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching, a willingness to teach large undergraduate sections, published scholarship in organizational communication, and an ability to actively pursue external funding. All methodological approaches and theoretical orientations are welcome. 

The committee will begin considering candidates immediately and will entertain candidates until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Materials should be sent to: Professor Larry Browning, Search Committee Chair, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Communication Studies, 1 University Station A1105, Austin, TX 78712.

The College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Northwestern University

Tenure-Track & Open Rank Positions in Media, Technology, and Society @ Northwestern University

The Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University's School of Communication seeks to hire three tenure-track appointments beginning September 1, 2009. Two positions will be at the level of assistant professor, and one will be open as to rank.

We are looking for candidates who can work in a strong interdisciplinary program and advance a vital area of research. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to: media industries, institutions, publics, and policy; digital media; media and social networks; technology, work, and organizations; computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, global media, information infrastructures, and history of communication and information technologies.

The Department of Communication Studies supports a popular undergraduate major and graduate programs in Media, Technology, and Society, Interaction and Social Influence, and Rhetoric and Public Culture. Scholarship includes leading work on new media, technology and society, social networks, and the cultural determination of the public sphere. Through special resources for research support and scholarly event programming, the department is able to offer rich opportunities for scholarly development.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Applications should be sent via email to or to Professor Noshir Contractor, Chair, MTS Search Committee, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-3545. Applications should include a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 31, 2008, with continual reviews of subsequently-received applications until all positions are filled or a final review deadline of December 31, 2008 is reached.

Oxford Internet Institute

The OII is looking for a full-time Survey Research Fellow with an interest in research on the Internet and social relationships. The candidate should have training in one or more of the social sciences and specialised experience and skill in survey research and data analysis in an academic, government or business setting. Cross-cultural and international research experience is desirable. A description of the position is available at:

The Fellow will be involved primarily with a study entitled 'Me, My Spouse and the Internet', supported by a grant from, a US firm developing multi-national services focused on online matchmaking.

The deadline for applications is: 6 November 2008.


Rodney Marshall was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University.


D. Travers Scott received a $5000 New Directions in Feminist Research Fellowship from the Center for Feminist Research at the University of  Southern California for the project "Electro-sensitives: Health  Discourse, Technological Subjectivity, and the Diseased Feminine."


IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference
ICT, Society and Human Beings Algarve, Portugal , 21 - 23 June 2009