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Department of Communication - Political Communication and Technology

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) or Associate Professor, Political Communication and Technology. For this position, we seek a colleague whose primary research interests focus on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in political communication. Examples of relevant research programs include, but are not limited to, the uses of social media in a variety of issue and election campaigns; social media and citizen mobilization; effects of social media on public opinion; and big data and the micro-targeting of campaign messages. The applicant’s research should be theory-driven and consistent with the Department’s quantitative science orientation and affiliation with the Division of Social Sciences. A doctorate degree is required. Persons with Ph.D. pending will be considered only if the degree will be awarded prior to the beginning of instruction on September 27, 2017. Demonstrated research and teaching competence are required. Applicants must have the potential to secure significant external funding. This position is subject to final administrative approval. Applications must be submitted by October 2, 2016 to receive consideration. Position to begin July 1, 2017.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Sample of Research Writing 1

  • Sample of Research Writing 2 (Optional)

  • Sample of Research Writing 3 (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 4-5 required (contact information only)