Professor in Media and Communication Studies (Ref: DHSS211120)

March 30, 2022

Job Description

UIC now invites candidates for this position which is expected to be filled in September 2022: 

Job Description

The program of Media and Communication Studies (MCOM) at UIC invites applications from student-centered scholars broadly trained in one or more of the following fields: 1) journalism; 2) digital media; and 3) media literacy. There are opportunities to develop innovative pedagogy and contribute to the professional and academic development of the University’s nationally recognized portfolio in Communications

Please include a cover letter along with your CV explaining your rationale for coming to UIC, how you meet above requirements, and how you can contribute to our research and teaching environment. Review of Applications will start on April 1, 2022. To ensure you receive full consideration, please send in the application before then.

Job Requirement 

All applicants should hold a PhD degree in Media and Communications with an extensive and active research profile. Other requirements include experience teaching and tutoring students at undergraduate and post-graduate level and PhD supervision. Preference will be given to candidates who can undertake original research leading to high-quality outcomes. Teaching responsibilities of 2-3 courses per semester may include courses related to media theory, media literacy, digital media, international media, and others of the applicant’s own interests. Research experience in political economy of media, cultural studies, media literacy, and digital/new media-related areas will be an added asset. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and relevant experience. Fringe benefits include housing allowance, leave and social insurance. 

Appointment Terms

Appointment to this position will initially be made on a fixed-term contract of two years. Continuation of appointment beyond the initial term will be subject to mutual agreement.

All application materials should be submitted in English.

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