Faculty positions at UCSD Communication Dept

POSTED BY: Brian Goldfarb | Tue Sep 14th, 2004 12:26 p.m.

Please consider announcing the following job opportunities in the
Rhizome Digest.


Brian Goldfarb

The Department of Communication at the University California, San Diego
( seeks to fill four positions to begin July
1, 2005. Two positions are in the area of communication technologies;
two positions are in media studies and studies of expressive
culture/performance. Rank of each position within the areas will be
determined by skills and qualifications.

1. Digital Media Production and Theory. The Department seeks a
professor, strongly preferred at the assistant or early associate level,
who is a creative producer/scholar in digital media arts with a strong
background in critical studies and who can work with a faculty that
spans the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Specialization
areas may include but are not limited to: net art, net radio, electronic
performance, interactive installation, electronic curating, computer
music, digital sound, robotics, architectural design; conceptual or
public media art, and transitions between old and new media forms. We
seek applicants who are engaged with digital media scholarship and who
are qualified to teach at the graduate level and in areas of the
curriculum beyond production. Candidates should hold a PhD, MFA or
equivalent qualifications and have a strong exhibition record and
demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. (Additional sites that
may be of interest:;,,

2. Critical Studies of Communication Technologies. The Department seeks
a professor, strongly preferred at the associate or full level, with a
national and international reputation in research and demonstrated
graduate and undergraduate teaching strengths. Research and teaching
areas may include but are not limited to the study of human-technology
interfaces; technologies of information, communication, cognition, body,
and language; and technologically supported networks in institutions,
workplaces, environments, or social movements. We seek applicants whose
work considers one or more of the following: gender, race, cultural
identity, ability, globalization, and development. The appointee may be
affiliated with UCSD's graduate Science Studies Program
( (Additional site that may be of interest:

3. Media Studies. The Department seeks a professor, strongly preferred
at the assistant or early associate level, in media studies. Research
and teaching areas may include the analysis of media culture, history,
industries and production processes and/or audiences, especially but not
necessarily limited to a focus on television and film.

4. Expressive Culture and Performance. The Department seeks a professor,
strongly preferred at the assistant or early associate level, who works
on various forms of expressive culture and/or performance. Particular
foci might include discourse, language and social interaction; everyday
forms of communal expression and citizenship; drama in a dramatized
society; rituals, festivals, and commemorations; cultural tourism and
transnational networks; performances of identities/identifications; and
resistance/domination through ritual/art/performance.

Send vita, statement of research and teaching interests, one work sample
(a single publication or media work), home page URL, and contact
information for three references by October 30, 2004 (late applications
will be accepted).
For positions 1 and 2, send to Professor Lisa Cartwright.
For positions 3 and 4, send to Professor Dan Hallin.
Department of Communication (0503)
University of California at San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla CA 92093-0503

Salaries are in accordance with UC pay scales. UCSD is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through
diversity. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources
and programs at the campus website for Diversity
( To assist applicants who may have an
interest in employment opportunities for spouses/partners, consult the
UCSD Academic Job Opportunities Bulletin
(, the Staff
Employment Opportunity Bulletin ( or our links
to employment opportunities at other education and research institutions
in San Diego (


Brian Goldfarb
Associate Professor
Graduate Advisor
Department of Communication 0503
Media Center and Communication Building (MCC)
9500 Gilman Drive
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0503

phone: 858-822-2239