Researcher in Civic Media
Department of Visual and Media Arts
Emerson College seeks a researcher in the area of civic media, technology and engagement in the department of Visual and Media Arts. This is a one-year term, non-tenure track appointment that begins September 1, 2012 and concludes June 30, 2013.
With funding from the MacArthur Foundation the Engagement Game Lab, http://engagementgamelab.org<http://engagementgamelab.org/>, has partnered with the Boston Mayorφs Office of New Urban Mechanics to establish a research agenda around the cityφs civic technology projects. This researcher will be responsible for maintaining an active research agenda, co-authoring a white paper on civic media in the city, and teaching one course per semester in the Visual Media and Arts Department at Emerson College.
A Ph.D in communications, media studies, or related field is required (ABDs will be considered). The ideal candidate will have experience with qualitative research in the areas of civic engagement, mobile media, serious games, civic media, and or community-based technologies.
Please submit a cover letter, research statement, current curriculum vita, and three names of references to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> by July 15, 2012. The College also requires all applicants to submit an online data form at
http://www.emerson.edu<http://www.emerson.edu/>. Review of applications will begin July 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Emerson College values and has placed an institutional priority on multiculturalism in the campus community. Through its constantly evolving curriculum it seeks to prepare students for success in an increasingly multicultural society. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Emerson College is the nationφs only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts. Emerson College is located in the center of Boston, surrounded by major health care and research centers, which provide a wide range of clinical and research opportunities for faculty and students. The College enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.
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