NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Assistant Professor in Global Media Communication (Tenure Track)

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
17 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading research-intensive university (http://www.nus.edu.sg/) that is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Established in 2004, the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) (http://www.fass.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.
 
CNM also offers an undergraduate double degree with the School of Business; undergraduate minors in Interactive Media Development and Cultural Studies, the Cultural Studies in Asia PhD programme, and a new Master of Social Science in Communication programme. It has research concentrations in media and publics, critical theory, cultural studies, communication policy, computation and creativity, health communication. Successful candidates for these positions will join an engaging community of 46 full-time faculty, 13 part-time instructors, and approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate students.

Assistant Professor in Global Media Communication (Tenure Track)

CNM invites applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: global media and communication, environmental communication, media industry studies, intercultural communication, science and technology studies, development communication, digital technology and social change, global media governance, media communication in Asia and/or Southeast Asia.
 
Qualifications:
PhD in communication studies or media studies, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of successful teaching.
 
Responsibilities: Successful candidate is expected to conduct original research regarding global media and communication topics, publish research findings in prestigious publication venues, while engaging in collaborative research with colleagues in and outside the department. S/he will be expected to teach 110-140 hours per academic year in the Communications and New Media undergraduate programme and the new master of communication graduate coursework programme. Other duties include supervision of honours students and graduate students, and administrative service. The anticipated start date is 1 Jan 2022 prior to the beginning of the second semester during 2021-2022. 
 
For tenure-track applications like this one, 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/18089

 

  1. NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (Download file via link - www.nus.edu.sg/careers/files/NUS-Personal-Data-Consent-for-Job-Applicants.pdf
  2. Full CV, including education, professional background, teaching and supervision, research activities and achievements, honours and awards, and service accomplishments to date. List all academic and non-academic positions. Name and contact of your PhD Supervisor. All PhD and postdoctoral supervisors or any other senior authors with close and regular collaborations (full name and institution) should be listed.
  3. Scanned Copies of all degree certificates.
  4. Name and contact details of PhD advisor/supervisor
  5. A statement (max. of 3 pages) of teaching philosophy and methodology. Where available, evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports should be provided. Evidence of other contributions to education, e.g. curriculum development, pedagogical innovation, production of teaching material, should be provided were available.
  6. A statement (max. of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five significant publications, creative work or other scholarly contribution, and explaining their significance. Sample copies of these contributions should be provided (in the case of books, reviews should be provided).
  7. A research plan (3-page) with a proposed start-up research budget and utilisation plan.
  8. A complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.
  9. Citation (excluding self-citations and in the case of co-authored work, cross-citations) and impact analysis of research output, highlighting papers with the highest citation counts, and creative works with high impact.
  10. FOUR letters of reference (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor) to be arranged by the applicant.
  11. A list of modules you can teach under the Master of Communication graduate coursework programme.   

Shortlisted candidates are to arrange for the letters to be submitted prior to the campus visits.
 
For full consideration, please submit a complete application. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
 
Enquiries may be directed to cnmcareer@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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