Assistant Professor of Communication: Platform Studies

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Communication: Platform Studies

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 15, 2022

The Department of Communication at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar of platform studies. We are especially interested in applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on the structures and institutions that shape property, access, ownership, and/or governance of digital platforms. Possible topics include algorithmic systems and design; licensing and copyright; financialization and marketization; surveillance and privacy; and social movements and platform activism. Critical and intersectional approaches that examine social inequalities and the exercise of power are particularly welcome.

The Department has a strong intellectual commitment to innovative interdisciplinary and transnational media research, evidenced in the scholarship and teaching of our faculty, many of whom have officially shared appointments with other departments and programs in the School of Liberal Arts. We seek a faculty colleague to expand the “Structures and Institutions” area of the undergraduate core curriculum ( Candidates will be required to teach the core course, Technology Analysis. The course load for this position is 2-2. We are located in the culturally vibrant city of New Orleans, a historical gateway to the Americas and home to diverse global diasporas


Qualified candidates for this position will hold a PhD degree in Communication or a related field by June 30, 2023

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Interfolio a letter or application, a curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references with contact information, and up to two writing samples. Letters of reference and teaching materials will be requested later for the shortlist. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mauro Porto (, Chair of the Search Committee. We are committed to creating an intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin October 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

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