Free open Job in North, South & Central America Open Rank, Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication & Information invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) to begin in the fall of 2022.

For this position, we seek candidates whose scholarship adopts a critical perspective on the role of digital platforms and algorithms in global media and global society.

We are especially interested in candidates whose work addresses platforms and media systems in East Asian contexts and/or as they pertain to issues of race/ethnicity, disability, LGBTQIA+, class, or other historically underrepresented categories, regions, or groups.

We welcome applications from scholars using a range of methodological approaches (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, critical, interpretive, mixed-methods) who study topics including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Algorithmic discrimination
  • Data justice
  • Environmental implications of digital technologies
  • Platform economies
  • Platform governance/regulatory frameworks
  • Inequality and platforms
  • Digital infrastructures (technical and/or material)
  • Media industries and platforms
  • Platforms and publics (e.g., studies of mis/disinformation, civic engagement, platformized news and journalism)
  • The role of platforms in political communication

We look forward to welcoming a new colleague who will contribute to our thriving undergraduate and master’s programs and our interdisciplinary school-wide Ph.D. program.

Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in journalism and media studies, an active program of research in the candidate’s area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars in the fields of Journalism and Media Studies, Communication, and Library & Information Science, providing unique opportunities for cross-cutting, interdisciplinary partnerships within the school. Given the vibrant scholarly climate in the school and rich prospects for engaged public research in the area, we embrace the university’s goals of promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our communities and programs. For more information about the School of Communication and Information, see: 


A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Media Studies, Communication, Information Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science or other relevant discipline is expected as of August 2022. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top‐tier peer‐reviewed publication and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior‐level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service. A record of external funding is a plus. 


Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and list of at least three references with contact information. Active review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants seeking full consideration should submit materials by end of day on October 15, 2021.  For details and to submit an application, go to here. 

Inquiries can be made to Professor Amy Jordan (, Chair, Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University, 4 Huntington St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. 

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