The Departments of Computer Science (CS) and Advertising (ADV) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invite applications for a joint faculty position in Computational Advertising. This novel position is part of a new multi-year Strategic Excellence Hiring Program at Illinois that focuses on: (a) Information, Technology and Society, (b) Human Health and Wellness, (c) Energy and Sustainability, and (d) Culture, Communication, and Global issues. We seek candidates with CS skills in areas such as “big data”, data-mining, or algorithmic game theory, and with advertising interests or experience in areas such as online /contextual advertising, digital privacy, behavioral targeting, and social media analytics. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in traditional as well as in nontraditional areas that would support novel research and teaching across the emerging discipline of Computational Advertising. Each department is engaged in exciting new and expanding programs for research, education, and professional development, and each has strong ties to industry, across a wide landscape of technology and media partners.
Deadline extended to February 15, 2013.
Associate or Full Professor of Digital Media
We seek an outstanding scholar, innovator, and teacher of digital, mobile or emerging media to join our faculty in the College of Media. This is a tenured 9-month academic year joint appointment where interdisciplinary work and collaboration are highly encouraged; ability to teach across two or more units in the College is required.
We invite applications from established scholars with teaching and research interests in advertising, journalism, and/or media & cinema studies via multiple platforms in the digital age. Successful applicants will develop conceptual courses and graduate seminars related to digital media, focusing on issues such as media practices, fluency and economics in the digital era, social media, gaming, data analytics, and/or generational and inclusivity digital media uses and literacies.
This ideal candidate must hold a doctoral degree in communication or another allied field; a record of high-quality research, publication, and teaching commensurate with experience; a record of professional digital media experience outside the university. Expertise that bridges advertising, journalism, and media and cinema studies will be highly valued.
Deadline extended to February 4, 2013.
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