The Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies, beginning August 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline (outstanding ABDs considered), excellent teaching credentials, and an active research program.
The Department seeks a broadly trained communication scholar with expertise in critical, theoretical, and historical approaches to areas such as (but not limited to) digital media, global media, film, political economy of the media, and media and gender, race, and/or sexuality. The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in his or her areas of expertise in ways that complement the department’s undergraduate major curriculum. The successful candidate should also be able to teach existing courses, including Introduction to Media Studies. The teaching load is four courses per academic year (two per semester).
The Department has approximately 500 undergraduate majors and offers a curriculum that integrates critical media studies, rhetorical studies, and studies of language and social interaction.
Application procedures can be found here. Pleaser refer to job # 0901816
or click on the direct link . Required materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi and teaching evaluations), three professional references contact information and samples of scholarly work. Three letters of reference are also required and should be sent by email attachment from the letter writers to media.position AT unh.edu. Inquiries (but not applications) may be directed to Prof. John Lannamann, media.position AT unh.edu.
The Application Deadline is September 17, 2013.
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 14,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.
The University seeks excellence through diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Hiring is contingent upon funding and the candidate’s eligibility to work in the U.S.