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The Department of Communication at Georgia State University seeks a tenure track professor (rank open, associate or full preferred) to begin August 2012, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates with a distinguished record of published and externally funded research in cross-cultural visual/image and/or discourse analysis, connecting to area specialization in the greater Middle East (State Department designated MENA countries and/or Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran) and preferably including competency in one of the region’s major languages. Preference will be given for strengths in one or more of the following methodologies: network analysis, focus group, the meta-analysis of statistical data, informatics or information science. The successful candidate will also have a documented focus in one or more of the following research literatures: the socio-political role of popular culture and media systems; new media technologies (including mobile/social media) and their role in local communicative networks; the impact of media technologies on youth culture, civic engagement and/or political participation and activism; research on the intersection of mass mediation and structures of conflict or violence prevention.

The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that documents an active, mature, and externally fundable research program, a sample of scholarly writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. GSU is a unit of the University System of Georgia, and an AA/EO employer. An offer of employment will be contingent on background verification. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in communication or a closely allied discipline required.

Send applications to Dr. Carol Winkler, Search Committee Chair, Suite 662, One Park Place, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30303. For further information, contact Dr. Winkler at cwinkler@gsu.edu.

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