Professor of Global Communication Studies

University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication


The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is searching for an internationally recognized senior scholar to join our faculty and lead the School’s endowed Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication to begin the fall semester 2022. We are looking for a productive researcher, engaged scholar, and committed teacher/mentor who studies cross-national, supranational, transnational and/or translocal theories and subjects, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Topics may include but are not limited to critical and/or comparative studies of media institutions, systems, and audiences as they relate to digital inequalities; diasporas; development; the uses and structural impacts of technologies; legal, economic and policy frameworks; journalism; the geopolitics of the popular; postcolonial and indigenous studies; and implications of communication infrastructures. This position is one of two hires we are making that reflect our desire to expand our footprint in global communication. Preference will be given to researchers whose work centers on the Global South. Candidates who add to our School and University diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 


The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania is a graduate school of communication theory and research, with 20 full-time faculty and approximately 80 doctoral students representing a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and interests. The faculty also has primary responsibility for an undergraduate communication major within the School of Arts and Sciences.

Application Instructions

Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three articles, chapters, or other research to Professor John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania via Interfolio. For full consideration, applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, September 30, 2021.