Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Eligible in Media, Policy and Justice

Washington D.C.
May 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD in Communication, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, or a related field.

Our ideal candidate will be an established thought-leader in the field of Communication or related fields, with a strong record of scholarly publication and/or funding. We are interested in candidates whose research focuses on impact of media or communication on fundamental rights, particularly with regard to marginalized, disenfranchised and traditionally under-represented groups. Furthermore, our ideal candidate will have experience serving as a bridge between these groups and the decisionmakers whose actions affect their lives, using rigorous research to explore existing policies and systems and to advance solutions for some of the many challenges that arise from today’s complex, multifaceted media and communications landscape. We view these issues in the broadest possible terms; candidates may have expertise in subjects such as—but not limited to—internet governance, privacy, accessibility issues, children’s media, migrant or stateless populations, racial and ethnic identity, and LGBTQ communities.   

This position is located within the Communication Studies division at SOC, which houses our highly competitive doctoral program, as well as a research-focused undergraduate program and our Masters in Global Media. This position will be vital to advising, mentoring and teaching students within our undergraduate and graduate programs, and will also be integral to the leadership of our graduate programs. Previous experience running a doctoral program or research-intensive masters program is preferred.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to on-going budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Aisha Green, Faculty Coordinator, 202-885-2133 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit Learn more about the School of Communication at

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. AU is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.