[csaa-forum] NUS job: Professor and HoD Communications & New Media

Ned Rossiter ned at nedrossiter.org
Tue May 9 07:30:55 ACST 2017



The Department of Communications and New Media at the National
University of Singapore offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees
in Social Sciences and stands among the top Communication and Media
Studies departments both in Asia and globally. Its teaching and research
strengths are in the areas of Art, Game, and Media Design;
Human-Computer Interaction; Critical Cultural Communication Theories
in/of Asia; Critical Communication Methodologies; New Media and Public
Engagement; Health Communication; Communication Management;
Communication and Social Change; Communication and Technology; and Media
Effects.  The Department comprises an international mix of 27 faculty
members; in terms of students, the department has over 600 undergraduate
majors and some 53 graduate students.

The Department is poised to continue its growth trajectory, building its
global research profile in interactive media design, health
communication, communication management, 21C artforms and critical
network culture, and new media studies while maintaining its strong
commitment to an undergraduate education embedded in theory-practice
linkages.  This appointment is for a tenured position; a competitive
remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, can be

We seek candidates who meet the following criteria:
·      an international research reputation based on an established
track record in research and publication;
·      a strong desire to develop and implement a vision for a dynamic
Department of Communications and New Media;
·      a strong understanding of the disciplinary trends in
Communication Studies, New Media Studies, and Interaction Design;
·      a deep interest in nurturing the potential of young faculty and
attracting quality faculty members and graduate students to the department;
·      a commitment to building a culture of grant getting and fund
raising in research;
·      excellent communication skills and dedication to academic
excellence and collegiality; and
·      proven administrative and management skills, with leadership
qualities in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
(experience in departmental or university leadership positions and an
understanding of different institutional contexts are preferred).

The Department Head is expected to provide visionary leadership, direct
strategic planning, encourage strong scholarship, grow the department’s
social impact, guide curricular revision, and promote excellent
teaching. Administratively, the Head will oversee all personnel matters,
manage the department budget and cultivate collaborative relationships
with other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the
University, and beyond. They will also be expected to teach a half-load
of modules (as compared to other tenure track colleagues).

Applications should include a comprehensive letter of interest (which
specifies experience of, and capacity for, academic leadership), full
curriculum vitae (including detailed evidence of research standing and
impact, and teaching excellence), and names and contact details of six
references. Please send applications to:

Chair, CNM HOD Search Committee
c/o Ms Gayathri Dorairaju
Department of Communications and New Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
11 Computing Drive
Singapore 117416

Or email Ms Gayathri Dorairaju at cnmgd at nus.edu.sg

Informal enquiries about the position may be directed to the current
Head of Department, Professor Mohan Dutta, at cnmhead at nus.edu.sg.
Interested candidates should submit their application by 30th July 2017.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and plans will be made for
a campus visit and interview.  The position will remain open until a
suitable candidate is found.

For additional information, please consult the Department web site at


Marcia Nancy Mauro-Flude
Assistant Professor
Communications and New Media Department
National University of Singapore
Art Track Chair ACM Creativity & Cognition

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