Professor or Associate Professor, Global Communication and Media
School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Central European University
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
The recently-launched School of Public Policy and International Affairs (SPPIA) at Central European University invites applications for a Professor or an Associate Professor to build and lead a specialization in Global Communication and Media within its two-year flagship Master program, to be launched in Fall 2013. The position requires international recognition in scholarship; evidence of work that bridges theory and practice; and a Ph.D. in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field.
The dramatic shifts in geopolitical power, facilitated by changing technologies, have engendered new interdependences of electronic media, transitions in the information society, and continuing convergence across information, communication and technology sectors. Preparing future leaders from civil society, government, and business requires a new pedagogical approach, instilling in SPPIA graduates the ability to navigate multiple disciplinary, technological and geographical terrains. With this position, SPPIA is looking for a remarkable individual who can bring together global perspectives on the impact of new technologies, media institutions and governance questions, as well as the changing nature of transnational communication and information flows in open societies.
The ideal candidate will:
- exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level;
- show evidence of an active research portfolio that has earned international recognition;
- be a dynamic leader who can strengthen the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at CEU and develop a specialization in the field within SPPIA’s flagship Master program, to be launched in Fall 2013;
- demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies;
- be able to contribute with distinction to one or more of the following curricular areas: Technology and Society; Transnational Communication and Global Media; Social and Digital Media; Fundamental Communication Rights; Information and Knowledge Economies; Internet Governance; Civic Media; Media, Information and Communication Policy; Comparative Media Institutions; or Media Development, among others; and
- have a significant track record of fundraising.
Duties and responsibilities
Develop and lead a new specialization in Global Communication and Media within SPPIA’s two-year flagship Master program; teach graduate courses; supervise master and doctoral students; develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice; engage with scholars and practitioners; and serve as Academic Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues.
An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Submit applications electronically to advert AT ceu.hu including job code 2012/008 in the subject line. Please include:
- cover letter with qualifications and brief statement of purpose about the future development of a specialization in the field of media and communication within SPPIA’s flagship Master program,
- curriculum vitae,
- sample scholarship, and
- names and contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available starting August 1, 2012. For informal inquiries, contact SPPIA Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at sppia AT ceu.hu.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.
About the School for Public Policy and International Affairs
The School of Public Policy and International Affairs at CEU is the first of its kind in Central Europe – and one of the very few in Europe. Launched in the midst of multi-level policy crises, we seek to uncover opportunities for policy innovation for the greater good, working with students, faculty, researchers and practitioners unafraid to challenge prevalent assumptions in the world of public policy and brave enough to propose new solutions. While maintaining a necessary dose of humility in a climate of unparalleled complexity, we aim to equip such individuals with the tools to construct a community of “purpose beyond power.”
To fulfill this promise and to educate the kind of leaders our world needs, SPPIA will break out of disciplinary silos and create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good.
Commencing in September 2013, SPPIA’s two-year professional Master degree program will attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare them for a career as leaders and change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich traditions of promoting diversity and open societies, the SPPIA will cultivate a rigorous interdisciplinary environment, a dynamic laboratory of ideas whose product will be continually tested and adjusted against available evidence from the world of practice.
About the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS)
The CMCS is the research center of CEU dedicated to advancing media and communication scholarship and policy and the democratic potential of the media. The Center produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. CMCS research and activities include media and communication policy, social media and free expression, civil society and participatory media, fundamental communication and informational rights, and the complexities of media and communication in transition. The Center was initiated in 2004 through the joint efforts of the CEU and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. The Center serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars and academic institutions; offers innovative courses across several CEU departments; provides trainings and consultancies; and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field.
About Central European University
Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, law and business. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other countries throughout the world. CEU offers both master and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.