The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Global Digital Media scholar with a preferred focus on the Global South. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the critical traditions in the department, which include political economy, cultural studies, technology studies, and post-colonial approaches. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focus on the role of new and emerging digital technologies, especially in Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East. Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2017 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.
Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one article-length example of research. All materials should be submitted through the Interview Exchange website.
In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately to commdigitalmedia2016[at]umass.edu. A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.