Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Singapore’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information has seven faculty positions at Assistant Professor/ Senior Lecturer Levels

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Singapore’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
     has seven faculty positions at Assistant Professor/ Senior Lecturer Levels

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore was founded in 1992 and has grown to become the region’s leading institution providing world-class education, and producing top-notch research in communication and information studies. In 2006, the School established an endowment fund of S$30 million to support a wide range of educational and research activities. Extensive research, teaching, and production facilities help to keep faculty and students at the leading edge of their disciplines.
WKWSCI has over 50 full-time faculty members with diverse backgrounds and coming from renowned universities. The School enrols more than 500 graduate students and 700 undergraduates who are among the best from Singapore’s competitive educational system, and internationally. The School is committed to a collegial environment that brings out the best in both students and faculty.
We invite outstanding candidates to apply for seven faculty positions for the 2013/2014 academic year in the following areas:
Multimedia Journalism: We are seeking a dynamic leader for Newsplex Asia, a centre of innovation, training and research for newsrooms of the future. Newsplex Asia is an exciting initiative that will link the WKWSCI and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and ensure that the school’s teaching and research related to news media is at the leading edge of technological and industry developments. The successful candidate should have either a PhD and a strong record of published research, or a Masters Degree in Mass Communication or Journalism, and at least 10 years of experience in online journalism, digital media, multi-media news delivery, and social media. Duties will include teaching courses in multimedia and online journalism and engaging in ongoing professional development through research, publication and curriculum development. This is a tenure track position for those possessing a doctoral degree and an active program of research, or a non-tenure track position for those with a more practical orientation at the rank of Senior Lecturer.
Communication Research: We are seeking an outstanding junior scholar to develop a vigorous program of research in one or more of the following areas: popular communication, cross-cultural communication, international communication policy, and/or cultural studies. Although candidates may come from a variety of methodological and intellectual traditions within the fields of communication research or media studies, preference is for those with a critical/cultural orientation and strong grounding in qualitative research methods. A Ph.D. is required for this tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Digital Humanities: We are looking for an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking teacher-scholar to serve as a key contributor to the Singapore Centre for the Study of the Moving Image, a newly proposed research centre bridging the WKWSCI and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. with an active research agenda and teaching experience in the emerging field of Digital Humanities. Areas of preference include: virtual collaboration in the humanities; design of interactive humanities-related media, credibility and authority of digital content; history of digital culture and curation of digital resources. Preference will be given to scholars with expertise in moving-image media and clear potential for future research accomplishment. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Knowledge Management: We are seeking a creative, energetic, forward-thinking junior scholar interested in research and teaching in the areas of knowledge sharing, communities of practice, storytelling, knowledge assets and social network analysis. The successful candidate for this tenure track Assistant Professorship will have a Ph.D. and an active programme of research in knowledge management.
Journalism Studies: We are looking for two outstanding candidates with a strong interest in and capacity to conduct high quality scholarly research on Journalism in Asia in the areas of media management, new media, and emerging issues in Journalism. Experience in supervising student publications and working across media platforms are a plus. A Ph.D. is required for these two tenure-track Assistant Professorships in the Division of Journalism and Publishing.
Radio and Audio Media: We are seeking an innovative and forward-thinking teacher-scholar in radio and audio media who is capable of teaching in such areas as Audio Radio Production, Radio Broadcasting, Radio Practicum, Audio Recording, Audio Editing, Audio in Media and other areas. The candidate will serve as faculty coordinator for Radio Fusion, a student-run campus radio station in NTU. A Ph.D. is required for this tenure track Assistant Professorship.
For further information about the School, please refer to the website:
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment(http:/ and send your application package (consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, names of three potential referees, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and writing samples) to:

The Search Committee

Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building
Singapore 637718 Email:

To ensure full consideration, applications must reach by 15 September 2012. Positions are open until filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified


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