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Open Rank Professor, Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design

: Open rank, tenured or tenure track professor with expertise in communication and media. We seek a colleague to join our interdisciplinary faculty, whose research program will advance theory about the role of media and communication technologies, digital media, social media, or other virtual and immersive digital environments across a variety of learning and educational contexts, within and beyond schools. Teaching experience at the College and/or preK-12 levels is preferred.

Program Information
:  We prepare students for research, development, and leadership positions incorporating innovative uses of information and communication technologies across all content areas within education, including literacy, science, mathematics, social studies, and teacher education. Our students draw on socio-cultural and cognitive approaches to study how applications of advanced digital technologies and new media act as powerful forces that engender new solutions to emerging and established problems and also to better understand how technology and media shape and are shaped by broader contexts, relationships, practices, and processes. Students and faculty are engaged in the development of various theoretical, pedagogical, and design paradigms inherent in the broad learning sciences perspective that is embedded throughout the program activities, courses, and scholarship. Thus, we seek a colleague whose work complements and resonates with the ongoing commitments in our program.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in areas related to one or more of: theories of communication, history of communication, social media and learning, cross-cultural communication, digital media; Maintain an active program of research and scholarship; Advise and mentor doctoral and master's students; Participate actively and collegially in departmental activities.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.  Demonstrated or clear potential for ongoing research, scholarship, teaching, and acquisition of external funding.

Rank: Open Rank, Tenured or Tenure Track.

Send: Letter of application addressing the perceived fit for this position, theoretical perspectives, and projected research trajectory; Curriculum vitae; Two recent publications or other examples of scholarly writing; Names & Contact information for three references to Kerry Ryce-Paul ( with the subject line: “CMLTD Faculty Search”

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the search is completed. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair: Lalitha Vasudevan (

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.

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