Careers at Annenberg

Faculty Opportunities

The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Global Communication Studies to begin the fall semester 2022.

We are looking for a productive researcher, engaged scholar, and committed teacher/mentor who studies cross-national, supranational, transnational, and/or translocal theories and subjects, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Topics may include but are not limited to: critical and/or comparative studies of media institutions, systems, and audiences as they relate to digital inequalities; diasporas; development; the uses and structural impacts of technologies; legal, economic and policy frameworks; journalism; the geopolitics of the popular; postcolonial and indigenous perspectives; and implications of communication infrastructures. This position is one of two hires we are making that reflect our desire to expand our footprint in global communication. Preference will be given to researchers whose work centers on the Global South. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the start of the appointment. Candidates who add to our school and university 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 School’s Center for Advanced Global Communication is an impressively endowed center for global communication scholarship. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three names of references, and three articles, chapters, or other research to Professor John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via http://apply.interfolio.com/87752. For full consideration, applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, September 30, 2021.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is searching for an internationally recognized senior scholar to join our faculty and lead the School’s endowed Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication. We are looking for a productive researcher, engaged scholar, and committed teacher/mentor who studies cross-national, supranational, transnational, and/or translocal theories and subjects, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Topics may include but are not limited to: critical and/or comparative studies of media institutions, systems, and audiences as they relate to digital inequalities; diasporas; development; the uses and structural impacts of technologies; legal, economic and policy frameworks; journalism; the geopolitics of the popular; postcolonial and indigenous studies; and implications of communication infrastructures. This position is one of two hires we are making that reflect our desire to expand our footprint in global communication. Preference will be given to researchers whose work centers on the Global South. Candidates who add to our School and University 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 a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three articles, chapters, or other research to Professor John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via http://apply.interfolio.com/87755. For full consideration, applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, September 30, 2021.

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).

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Staff Opportunities

Reporting to the Director of Administration and Faculty Affairs, the Associate Director of Events is responsible for all ASC academic events and related activities (with the exception of events that are sponsored by various ASC centers and programs for which there is a staff member responsible for the coordination of events (e.g. APPC, CARGC, Media at Risk, etc.) – for these events the Associate Director will serve as the Events@Annenberg resource, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage, coordinate, and produce a wide range of legacy events, special events, and event initiatives. Legacy events include (but are not limited to): convocation and undergraduate and graduate graduation ceremonies. Events and initiatives include (but are not limited to): bi-monthly colloquia, faculty recruitment job talks, annual lectures, dinners, breakfasts, conferences, workshops, book talks, symposia, and institutional advancement-focused events.

  • Manage the school’s overall event calendar, working with the event staff of the school’s various centers, projects, and grants as needed, in order to evaluate and balance the various academic year events, identify cost-saving opportunities, etc.

  • Engage the ASC Events Committee and other faculty as appropriate, in order to coordinate an annual approved list of invited speakers to school-sponsored lectures, colloquia, and other scholarly events.

  • Coordinate all logistics related to event preparation and hosting. Communicate with invited guests regarding travel planning and reimbursement. Manage invitation and RSVP processes. Create and maintain external working relationships with caterers and other vendors contracted to provide services. 

  • Ensure timely receipt of information necessary for event promotion, e.g. title and/or abstract of talk, bio, photo, etc.

  • Coordinate inquiries and requests for ASC classroom or conference room use, as well as requests to sponsor or co-sponsor events (consulting with others as appropriate). Serve as administrative liaison in support or co-sponsorship of interdisciplinary events.

  • Working with the Executive Director of Finance and Facilities Operations, develop and maintain event budgets track expenses, and report on actuals post-event.

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with internal staff and colleagues whose job responsibilities overlap with the facilitation of events. Serve as a collaborative resource and guide to other staff with event planning responsibilities. Meet with new hires with event planning responsibilities for overview and training. Establish an event planner committee; schedule and lead monthly meetings with ASC staff who have event planning responsibilities. Share new information, review schedule of upcoming events, discuss and debrief completed events. Establish and/or amend event planning best practices.

  • Manage the school’s event website via CMS, including developing and updating content, uploading photos, etc. Collaborate with ASC’s Office of Communications to create and distribute the monthly Events@ASC newsletter and one-off event evites.

  • Develop and maintain a collection of Standard Operating Procedures, best practices, and policy documentation for events, to be shared with other staff with event planning responsibilities.

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are disseminated as appropriate.

  • Develop and maintain a multi-year strategic event plan and calendar, working with the dean, faculty, and Events Committee as appropriate.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of events management or related experience is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a higher-education environment is preferred.
  • Must be capable of working with position-related technology, including scheduling and event management software, Drupal or other similar CMS, and the Office applications suite. 
  • The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and package event information effectively.
  • Excellent time management skills and a keen attention to detail are a must.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Strong candidates will be flexible and able to multi-task while planning multiple events simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • This position must be on-site for in-person events regardless of any temporary remote work schedules.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

A resume AND cover letter must be submitted in order to be considered for candidacy. Please upload both as one document, if possible. Alternatively, you may attach multiple documents by clicking the Upload button at the bottom of the My Experience page.

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Reporting to the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) Director, the Senior Research Manager will manage the research and publication program of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication.

CARGC at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania produces and promotes scholarly research on global communication and public life. As an institute for advanced study dedicated to global media studies, we revisit enduring questions and engage pressing matters in geopolitics and communication. Our vision of “inclusive globalization” recognizes plurality and inequality in global media, politics, and culture. Our translocal approach fuses multidisciplinary regional knowledge with theory and methodology in the humanities and social sciences. This synthesis of deep expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry stimulates critical conversations about entrenched and emerging communicative structures, practices, flows, and struggles. We explore new ways of understanding and explaining the world, including public scholarship, algorithmic culture, the arts, multi-modal scholarship, and digital archives. With a core commitment to the development of early career scholars worldwide, CARGC hosts postdoctoral, doctoral, undergraduate, and faculty fellows who collaborate in research groups, author CARGC Press publications, and organize talks, lectures, symposia, conferences, and summer institutes.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the CARGC Director, the Senior Research Manager will manage the research and publication program of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. Primary duties will include conceptualization, preparation, review, and submission of sponsored program proposals, overseeing reporting and implementation of both internal and external sponsored programs in collaboration with CARGC and Annenberg fellows, staff, and faculty. The Senior Research Manager is also responsible for supervising the Center’s Administrative Coordinator; managing CARGC research groups (ongoing research groups focus on theory and history in global media studies, geopolitics and the popular, digital sovereignty, and radical media and culture); mentoring CARGC postdoctoral, doctoral, and undergraduate fellows; assisting in hosting visiting scholars and speakers; developing and editing CARGC Press publications; developing website content. The manager will also represent the CARGC Director within Penn and beyond. The Senior Research Manager may have the opportunity to teach undergraduate seminars at Annenberg School for Communication.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. required, in media or communication studies preferred. Global media research and familiarity with global media studies especially welcome. Strong writing skills, including non-academic public writing, attention to detail, and organization required, as well as ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in coordination with other CARGC staff. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population at all levels. Previous experience working directly with grant management (drafting proposals, managing budgets, etc.), administrative experience in academic settings, and experience working with students, preferred. Experience in fundraising and/or in undergraduate teaching, desired.

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The Health Communication and Equity Lab (HCEL), based in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, examines inequalities in marketing, media, and message effects across diverse populations. Our research informs the design of culturally responsive communication interventions to advance the health and well-being of health disparity populations.

Reporting to the Research Project Manager, the Research Coordinator will assist the Research Project Manager and the Principal Investigator in implementing the day-to-day activities of research projects focusing on marketing and media effects, interpersonal communication, and social influences on health behaviors including tobacco use and cancer prevention and control among vulnerable populations.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project startup and site startup activities.

  • Draft study intervention protocols, initial IRB applications, amendments, and continuing review reports, annual NIH reports, regulatory submissions, and other reports as needed.

  • Coordinate with internal and external grant management staff, collaborators, consultants, and vendors, community stakeholders, and research participants.

  • Assist with planning weekly meetings with investigators and project staff, and monthly meetings with external research collaborators.

  • Notify the PI of issues affecting and relating to study progress, that may impact the study’s timeline.

  • Work with investigators to ensure the collection of data according to protocol, coordinate data systems, and help to ensure study protocols are implemented and required study documentation is maintained.

  • Provide information relevant to budget decisions and assist with processing budget forms under supervision of the PI.

  • Perform other project related duties as needed.
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in public health, communications, or social science is required, with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Masters degree in public health, communications, or social science a plus.

  • Prior knowledge and experience in health communication, tobacco control, social and behavioral research.

  • Prior experience working with LGBTQ+ populations.

  • Experience with IRB protocol applications, budget preparation, and coordinating data collection activities for human subjects research.

  • Experience with utilizing Zotero, Qualtrics, NVivo and Stata.

  • Experience working in an academic setting (dry lab) or comparable environment.

  • Must possess good judgment, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work on multiple assignments at one time.

  • Experience with supervising and mentoring research assistants, interns, and students a plus.

 

Position is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon continued receipt of grant funds. Position cannot support candidates who require visa sponsorship.

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Visiting Scholar Opportunities

Please note that we will not be accepting any additional Visiting Scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. 

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Contacts

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Faculty Inquiries

Kelly Fernández
Director of Administration & Faculty Affairs
kelly.fernandez@asc.upenn.edu

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Staff Inquiries

Donna Burdumy
Director of Human Resources
donna.burdumy@asc.upenn.edu

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Visiting Scholar Inquiries

Margie Chavez
Assistant to the Dean
margie.chavez@asc.upenn.edu

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