Tenure-Track Professor (open-rank) in Global Media, Technology and Democracy

Northeastern University

Position description

Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) invites applications for open-rank, tenured or tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels in the thematic area of Global Media, Technology and Democracy. Within this broad theme we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in governance; infrastructure; critical logistics; digital labor; ethics; mis/dis information; critical studies of race, nationality, ethnicity, indigeneity. We are interested in a wide range of qualitative approaches at the intersection of new technologies, democratic values, and global contexts, including Science and Technology Studies (STS), media ethnography, media archaeology, and a range of methodologies (e.g. comparative, decolonial, and creative). Candidates will research across regions/traditions and have expertise in at least one non-English region, ideally outside the Global North.

The position will have a primary tenure home in one of CAMD’s six schools and departments (Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music, and Theater). Joint appointments and/or affiliations with other colleges and institutes at Northeastern University are strongly encouraged and will be considered as appropriate. We have a particular interest in candidates with a home in the Department of Communication Studies (Media and Screen Studies).


A PhD in the candidate’s field (Media Studies, Media Arts, Science and Technology Studies, Communication Studies, or a field relevant to the home department) by the appointment start date. The College is seeking to give excellent candidates across all demographics of society the opportunity, resources, and support to establish innovative and impactful research careers. This includes candidates at the earliest stages of their careers as well as those who are more established. For select candidates, there may be an option of a 1- to 2-year CAMD funded, mentored post-doc Fellow position, to allow candidates to ramp up their research programs before starting on the tenure track. Academic rank at the Associate Professor and Full Professor levels will be commensurate with experience and qualifications reflecting a record of demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence. 


Faculty members at Northeastern are expected to develop independent research programs that attract external funding; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and contribute to innovative curricular paths; oversee students and postdocs in their area of research; and participate in service to the department, university, and discipline. Candidates interested in conducting high-impact research programs and committed to teaching excellence in the broad areas above are encouraged to apply.

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