NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Assistant Professor in Digital Media

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
Monday, 7 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 2 December 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university (http://nus.edu.sg/) that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/) is a leader in communication and new media research and education. It offers undergraduate, honours and PhD programmes in communications and new media studies, with an innovative curriculum that introduces students to key debates in the areas of media studies, communication management, interactive media design and cultural studies. Its curriculum provides students with practical skills in social media management, user interface design, and digital marketing. Its students undertake industry immersion through its compulsory internship programme.

The Department also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, and the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme. It has research concentrations in media psychology, health communication and cultural studies. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 32 full-time faculty, 12 part-time instructors, and 760 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Communications and New Media at National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applicants for the following positions to begin full-time in August 2020.

Assistant Professor in Digital Media

We seek a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of digital media to begin in August 2020. We broadly define digital media and are looking for a scholar who examines emerging communication technologies using conventional and cutting edge social science approaches and research methods. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas, including but not limited to: computer-mediated communication, social psychology of new media, strategic use of digital media, digital media effects, and social and cultural impacts of digital media.

Qualifications: PhD in Media and Communication, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Consideration may also be given to candidates with practice-based and industry experience in related sectors.

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.

Responsibilities (Tenure Track): Successful candidates are expected to teach 120 hours per academic year. Other duties include supervision of honours students and graduate students, and administrative service. The anticipated start date is 1 July 2020 prior to the beginning of the semester in August 2020.

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.

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 parties must submit the following documents via academic jobs online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14933), in an email clearly indicating the position title they are applying for. Detailed application instructions can be found via http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/about-cnm/job-openings.

Application deadline: 2 December 2019

Tentative Campus Schedule: 1 – 14 February 2020

For full consideration, please submit a complete application. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Enquiries may be directed to cnmbox15@nus.edu.sg. Further information about working at the National University of Singapore is available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/whyjoinus.htm.

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