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 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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Reporting to the Senior Research Manager, the Administrative Coordinator will provide day-to-day administrative support to the Director and Senior Research Manager at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication. The position combines administrative and communication duties. Examples of the daily work requirements include: tracking and managing the operating budget; arranging travel, including booking complex international air travel for CARGC staff and visitors; preparing complex travel itineraries for the Director; preparing and processing domestic and international expense reports and speaker payments; setting up Center meetings; managing the Director’s commitments and deadlines; managing the Center’s space at 3901 Walnut St.; updating CARGC content on the ASC website and CARGC mailing list; updating CARGC social media content; responding to general inquiries; processing visas for postdoctoral and faculty fellows; and processing ProCard transactions. The Coordinator will also work closely with Annenberg staff, students, and faculty organizing symposia, workshops, and other events, which includes coordination of travel for participants and attendees, preparation of conference materials, arranging catering, etc.

The Coordinator also provides research coordination on Center publications, including coordination with authors, editors, and publishers; communication and outreach, including Center website content creation and updating social media communication; and serves as the first and primary CARGC contact for postdoctoral and faculty fellows.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in public affairs communication, event management, and non-profit administration. A demonstrated interest in international affairs, including time spent traveling, working, or studying abroad, is a plus. Applicants should be familiar with web-based publication and promotion tools, comfortable working with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and be comfortable using a content management system for the Center website. Applicants must be highly organized and able to manage tasks in an efficient and structured manner. Position requires excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize and follow through with tasks and work. Attention to detail and problem-solving skills are required. Must have the ability to work independently and function as part of a team. Working knowledge of Penn financial systems, policies and procedures preferred.

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Please email Donna Burdumy with questions.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination 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.

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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