U of Illinois: Race & Media Studies (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor in Race and Media Studies, Department of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. Deadline: 8 October, 2021.

The Department of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Media Studies. The expected start date is August 2022. The Department seeks candidates who possess the potential for high-quality research, publication, and teaching in the field of race and media studies in US, transnational, or global perspective. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) in media studies, communications, ethnic studies, or a related field. The Department of Media and Cinema Studies is committed to creating a more intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and encourages Black, Latina/o/x, and Native American and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply. Of particular interest are candidates who draw on interdisciplinary bodies of theory, are open to mixed-methods approaches and collaborations, and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original and creative research in areas including, but not limited to: Representation and underrepresentation in popular media including film, television, social media, video games/interactive media, mediated communication within and/or about social movements and racial justice activism, etc.

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