National University of Singapore, Department of Communications and New Media

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Position ID:NUS-Department of Communications and New Media-CNM031019 [#14933]
Position Title: Assistant Professors in Data Analytics / Digital Media / Media Law & Policy / Computational Communication / Open Specialisation
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Singapore, Singapore 117416, Singapore [map]
Subject Areas: Psychology / Social Psychology
Sociology
Communications / Communications and Law Policy
Anthropology
Other (more...)
Appl Deadline:2019/12/02help popup (posted 2019/10/03, listed until 2019/12/02)
Position Description:    

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.

TENURE TRACK (CLOSING DATE: 2 DECEMBER 2019)

a) Assistant Professor in Data Analytics 
We seek applicants with expertise in the following areas: computational methods in communication and social sciences, including data analysis, machine learning, and visualisation. Practical experience with modern analysis and learning platforms is necessary. 

Qualifications: PhD in Communication or closely related discipline, with a specialization in computing by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching.

b) 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.

c) Assistant Professor in Media Law and Policy
We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Media law & policy; Media ethics; Intellectual property; Internet governance; global media policy; Tech law & policy; regulations of emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, and Internet of Things. 

Qualifications: PhD in Media and Communications Studies, LLD with specialisation in information technology and media, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching. Consideration may also be given to candidates with practice-based and industry experience in related sectors.

d) Assistant Professor in Computational Communication
We seek applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: computational social science; data science; social algorithms and artificial intelligence; web science research methods; interactive digital art and immersive media; machine learning and text analytics; computational art and curation; human interface/user experience (UX) design. 

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

e) Assistant Professor in Open Specialisation
We seek applicants with open specialisation in the general discipline of New Media and Communication.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies, Media and Communications Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Computational Communication, Design Informatics, or closely related discipline by date of appointment; evidence of excellence in teaching. 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: 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, in the cover letter clearly indicating the position title they are applying for

1         NUS Personal Data Consent Form for Job Applicants (Click to download form)

2         Academic History: Degrees obtained, scholarships and awards, post-doctoral and clinical/ residency training (where applicable), other study and research opportunities. 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 the degree certificates.

4         Employment History. List all academic and non-academic positions.

5         Name and contact details of PhD advisor/supervisor

6         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.

7         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).

8         A research plan (3-page) with a proposed start-up research budget and utilisation plan.

9         A complete list of publications, grouped according to papers, books, and reviews, including page numbers, in bibliographic form.

10     Honours and Awards. To include major keynote and plenary addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies membership on editorial board of leading journals.

11     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.

12     University Service. List and elaborate on the impact of service to the Department, Faculty, and/or University, particularly where there is impactful leadership.

13     Public and Professional Service. List and elaborate on the impact of service to the international academic community, professional/industry, and national/international agencies.

14    FOUR letters of reference (including one from the applicant’s PhD or post-doctoral advisor/supervisor) to be arranged by the applicant and submitted via academic jobs online.


Tentative Campus Schedule (where applicable): 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.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cnm/about-cnm/job-openings
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Department of Communications and New Media
National University of Singapore
11 Computing Drive
Singapore 117416

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