Opportunities for Prospective Scholars/Researchers

Faculty Opportunities | Visiting Scholar Opportunities | Researcher Opportunities


Faculty Opportunities


Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Communication in the Area of Digital Culture

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of digital culture, to begin fall semester 2015. Applicants’ research and teaching should contribute to grounded theories of the relationship between digital media and ongoing cultural and socio-political transformations, using field or interpretive methods and/or critical perspectives to do so.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or related fields by the start of appointment. Candidates who add to our School and University’s diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 20 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three names of references, and up to three articles, chapters or other research to Professor Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/238. To be considered applications must be postmarked no later than October 3, 2014.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Visiting Scholar Opportunities


The Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) provides opportunities for select scholars from other institutions to informally visit for a limited period of time (generally ranging from a week to a year). These short-term appointments are designed to provide visiting scholars with access to our intellectual resources (including faculty and students), while also enriching the intellectual life of ASC and Penn.

Visitors are designated as follows:

  • Visiting Senior Fellows: Academics who are of the Professorial, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their field.
  • Visiting Fellows: Academics who are in the early stages of their career, including advanced graduate students.

Visiting Senior Fellows and Visiting Fellows have access to the full spectrum academic resources at ASC and at Penn. They also can attend all academic events held at ASC and other parts of the University. Assistance will also be given to connect visitors to other relevant schools, departments, and programs at Penn as appropriate. Please note, however, that we can not provide financial support or private office space.

To apply to be a Visiting Senior Fellow or Visiting Fellow, please provide the following information:
  • REQUIRED: Prior commitment on the part of the ASC Center or faculty member to act as your sponsor.
  • A brief description of what you hope to accomplish during your stay (e.g., what research you will engage in and why ASC is the appropriate place to do this).
  • A brief description of what you believe you could contribute to the ASC community (e.g., informal interactions with faculty and students; a lecture or workshop; teaching; etc.).
  • Information about your sources of funding while you are visiting.
  • Whether you will need a work permit or visa.
  • Your proficiency in English.
  • The start and end dates of your proposed visit.
  • An updated curriculum vita or resume.

Decisions on the appointment of Visiting Senior Fellows or Visiting Fellows are made on a rolling basis, but given the limited number of visitors we can accommodate, we encourage you to apply well in advance of your desired visit (especially in the case of longer visits).

Please send your completed application and supporting material to:

Kelly Fernandez
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220
USA

Researcher Opportunities


Fellowship in Cancer Communication Research

The Penn Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication is offering a research fellowship in cancer communication for the Fall 2012 term. This two-year fellowship program offers training in communication research and theory relevant to cancer prevention and control. The advanced, rigorous training and experience provided will prepare the fellows for careers as independent investigators in cancer communication research. More...