Assistant Professor in Race & Media, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Deadline: October 1, 2019.
Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an Assistant Professor pursuing the study of race and media using qualitative methodology, including but not limited to critical, ethnographic, historical, legal, performative, philosophical, rhetorical, or visual perspectives. Potential areas of research might include: racial representations in one or more media; race’s mediated intersectionalities with class, (dis)ability, gender, gender identity, sex, and sexuality; the role of racial difference in media production; the links between media policy and race; race in digital contexts; audience engagement with racial identity; or race and global media.
The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. Positioning a new faculty member to forge collaborative, interdisciplinary links, the Department has developed working relationships with distinguished programs in Cultural Studies, Global Studies, Africana Studies, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, English, History, Sociology, Political Science, Religious Studies, the Graduate School of Political and International Affairs, the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, and the Business School, to name a few. Appointees will teach current undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new courses in the area of their research specialization, and otherwise participate in the Department’s intellectually vigorous graduate program.