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Multiple Open-Rank Tenure-Track Positions – Media and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Communication and Media
Troy, New York
Closing date
Dec 5, 2021

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The Department of Communication & Media (C&M) in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is part of the search for multiple open-rank, tenure-track positions at the intersections of Critical Media Studies and Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML), with appointments to begin in Fall 2022. Applicants must have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or foreign degree equivalent at the time of appointment.

Ideal candidates will be media scholars who are interested in pursuing collaborative research with AI/ML developers and who will bring a humanities and social science perspective to AI/ML developments and social impact. We are interested in scholars who will explore AI/ML as a topic and/ or method of media analysis. Possible areas of interest may include, but are not limited to:

  • Media bias (genesis and detection)
  • Misinformation, disinformation, and political discourse
  • Data analysis, public dissemination, and ethics
  • Human-machine interfaces and user experiences
  • Science communication (climate science, medicine)
  • Media privacy and security

The Department of Communication & Media offers undergraduate programs in Communication, Media & Design and graduate programs at the M.S. and Ph.D. level.

Interested applicants should apply to the cluster hire here:

The application process is a rolling one, with the applicant pool being reviewed multiple times per semester. For consideration for a Fall 2022 appointment, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2021. In addition to the required components of the application listed in the hire, applicants should indicate in their cover letter their interest in the department of Communication & Media.

For further information about Communication & Media Studies at Rensselaer, see: Questions about the Department of Communication & Media may be addressed to Department Head June Deery (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Department of Communication and Media offers minors in communication and professional writing, as well as Mandarin Chinese for students who want to develop fluency in the Chinese language and competence in Chinese culture and intercultural communication.

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