College of Wooster Job Ad: Global Media, Cultural & Digital Studies (USA)

Job adsAssistant Professor of Global, Media, Cultural and Digital Studies, College of Wooster. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

The College of Wooster invites applications for a new interdisciplinary tenure-track position in Global Media, Cultural, and Digital Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor.  They seek a candidate in global media and/or digital studies with particular expertise in transnational film and media production and consumption; candidates with a film and/or digital production background and a cultural studies approach are particularly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication and media production; demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, particularly in interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogies and digital and new media; and a commitment to transnational perspectives and contexts and to inclusion and diversity. The position will offer possibilities for collaborating with faculty across departments to build an interdisciplinary major in film studies, new media and the digital humanities. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

 

Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication

 

PARGC Presents Inaugural PARGC Press Paper by Michael Curtin

The Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) is pleased to present PARGC Paper 1, the inaugural publication of PARGC Press, entitled In the Shadow of Official Ambition: National Media Policy Confronts Global Media Capital.

Michael Curtin gave PARGC’s Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, on September 18, 2013— less than three months after PARGC’s founding on July 1, 2013.

The Publication of the lecture as PARGC Paper 1 inaugurates a new venture, PARGC Press, dedicated to publishing PARGC papers and co-publishing books resulting from PARGC symposia.

PARGC Paper 1 draws on Curtin’s current book project, Media Capital, which compares cities that have become centers of the global film and television industries, such as Bombay, Lagos, and Miami. In the paper, Curtin explores the implications of Chinese cultural policy within the broader context of media globalization, providing a framework for understanding the logics of media capital and the challenges confronting national governments, making comparisons to Arab, African, and Indian media, reflecting on the prospects for creativity and diversity in film and television.

Download here: http://bit.ly/1kqlBZ0

Contact:
Marina Krikorian
Project Coordinator
Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication
The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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Casey Man Kong Lum researcher profile

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Casey LumCasey Man Kong Lum (Ph.D., NYU) is currently Professor of Communication at William Paterson University (New Jersey, U.S.A.), where he is the Founding Director of the M. A. in Professional Communication Program (2007-2012). His research intersects among media ecology, food studies, urban foodways as intangible cultural heritage, urban communication, transnational communication in the diaspora, global media, the Chinese American experience, intercultural education and communication, multilingual education, intellectual history of communication scholarship, etc. Casey has had extensive experience in intercultural consultancy and study abroad programs (e.g., global food cultures, media and globalization, intercultural and multilingual education).

A sample of Casey’s publications includes:

Books:

Lum, C. M. K. (1996). In search of a voice: Karaoke and the construction of identity in Chinese America. Foreword by Neil Postman. London and New York: Routledge.

Lum, C. M. K. (2006). (Ed.). Perspectives on culture, technology, and communication: The media ecology tradition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. [Winner, Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics, The Media Ecology Association, 2006]. This book has been translated and published in simplified Chinese by Peking University Press in Beijing, China (2007); in Korean by Hannarae Publishing Company in Seoul, South Korea (2008); in traditional Chinese by Chu Liu Publishing Company in Taipei, Taiwan (2010).

Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Lum, C. M. K. (2012). Regionalism and communication: Voices from the Chinese diaspora. In Alberto Gonzalez, Marsha Houston & Victoria Chen (Eds.), Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication, 5th ed. (pp. 289-296). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lum, C. M. K. (2013). Understanding urban foodways and communicative cities: A taste of Hong Kong’s yumcha culture as urban communication. In Susan Drucker, Victoria Gallenger, & Matthew Matsaganis (Eds.), The Urban Communication Reader III: Communicative Cities and Urban Communication in the 21st Century (pp. 53-76). New York: Peter Lang.

Lum, C. M. K. (2014). Media ecology: Contexts, concepts, and currents. In Robert Fortner & Mark Fackler, The Handbook in Media and Mass Communication Theory (pp. 137-153, Chapter 8 in Vol. I, Section I). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Winner: The 2016 Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology.

Lum, C. M. K., & Haratonik, P. L. (2011). A comparative study of Xintiandi in Shanghai and South Street Seaport in New York City [in Chinese]. In Fuqin Sun & Jianlong Yang (Eds.), Tales of Two Cities: Urban Culture in Shanghai and New York City (pp. 44-57). Shanghai, China: Truth & Wisdom Press and Shanghai People’s Publishing Company.

Currently on the Board of Directors of the Urban Communication Foundation, Casey has been actively serving the profession in various leadership capacities, such as:

Casey also serves as a reviewer and on the editorial board of a number of refereed journals.

Casey is a long-time resident of New York City.

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U New Hampshire job ad

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.

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Ramapo College job ad

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (Mahwah, NJ)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION ARTS (MEDIA STUDIES):  The successful candidate will teach courses in media theory and criticism, communication research methods, along with media and public communication campaigns within a global and intercultural context. Sample courses, some which may serve the General Education and Honors programs, include campaigns in media and film, popular culture, persuasion, rhetorical criticism, and the foundation courses in media literacy and speech. This person should also be able to contribute to one or more of the following areas: journalism, cinema studies, writing for public relations and promotions.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. Degree; college level teaching experience; evidence of ability to build a record of academic research and creative and/or professional activity in relevant field; record of academic and professional service; professional achievements and/or relevant experience.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Portfolio of recent creative work, examples of student work, 1-2 page artistic and teaching philosophy and sample course syllabi. Faculty members are expected to maintain active participation in research, scholarship, college governance, service, academic advisement and professional development activities.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Attach resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, and a list of three references to our completed application. Since its beginning, Ramapo College has had an intercultural/international mission. Please tell us how your background, interest and experience can contribute to this mission as well as to the specific position for which you are applying.

Supporting documentation in non-electronic format can be sent to Patricia Keeton, Search Committee Chair, School of Contemporary Arts. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position offers an excellent state benefits. To request accommodations call (201- 684-7361 or email pkeeton AT ramapo.edu

Ramapo College is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of teaching and learning within a strong liberal arts based curriculum, thus earning the designation “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College.” Its curricular emphasis includes the liberal arts and sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, and the professional programs within a residential and sustainable living and learning environment. Organized into thematic learning communities, Ramapo College provides academic excellence through its interdisciplinary curriculum, international education, intercultural understanding and experiential learning opportunities.

 

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Marymount Manhattan job ad #2

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts in Critical Media Studies

Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Critical Media Studies to begin Fall 2012.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field by the time of appointment, a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, a commitment to service, and an active research agenda.

Responsibilities include teaching courses that cover a range of media from critical, theoretical, and historical perspectives and at least two of the following areas: race and ethnicity, emerging technologies, global media, gender and sexuality, and media industries; service to the College; and successful pursuit of a research agenda leading to publication.

Applicants will send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including names and contact information of three references) and evidence of teaching effectiveness to the search committee chair:

Peter Schaefer, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Arts
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, NY  10021
pschaefer@mmm.edu

Application materials are due January 31, 2012.

This position is subject to final budget approval.  Please refer to the college website, www.mmm.edu  and catalogue for course program and information. Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Asian Media awards

Call for Nominations: AMIC Awards 2012

The Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) is now calling for nominations for “The AMIC Media and Communication Advancement and Innovation Award” and ” The AMIC Asia Communication Award” 2012.

Nominations for both awards are accepted from any member in good standing with the association. Nominees do not need to be members of AMIC. All nominations along with supporting documents are received through 31st December 2011.

AMIC Media and Communication Advancement and Innovation Award 2012
AMIC believes that new innovation strategies supported by tools, skills and best practices are required as Asia moves into new kinds of global media and communication regimes. Thus, to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of media and communication AMIC will be awarding this award annually at the AMIC annual meeting at the discretion of the AMIC board of directors. Individuals or institutions across the globe are eligible for this award.

AMIC Asia Communication Award 2012
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in research, education, institution building, and excellence in journalism and other media endeavours. Thus an individual will be honoured based on the impact his or her work has had on Asian communication and media. Individuals of all nationalities are eligible for this award, which is given at the AMIC annual meeting at the discretion of the AMIC board of directors.

job ad – U Michigan

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies seeks applicants for tenure track positions.  Expanding department emphasizes interdisciplinary study of the mass media. We seek top scholars to complement current faculty interests and strengths.  We anticipate filling two positions. Anticipated starting date for all positions is September 1, 2012. All areas will be considered, with a special interest in the following areas:

Global Media, Modernity and Modernization.  Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to the relationships between media and economic development; comparative media systems; sociological and/or ethnographic analyses of international and/or global media institutions; comparative analyses of journalistic practices, news organizations and newsworthiness; the impact of traditional and emerging media on democratic institutions and/or protest movements outside of the United States; the impact of emerging media on deliberative processes outside the United States.

Media and the Environment.  Department of Communication Studies and Program in the Environment (PitE) seek applicants for a tenure track/tenured position.  Our units emphasize interdisciplinary study of the mass media and the environment, respectively. Areas of particular interest are how the news media cover environmental issues, including climate change, energy use, sustainability; analyses of public service, corporate, or other persuasive campaigns about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; media effects on public knowledge about the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change; the role of new media in promulgating information about and affecting knowledge of the environment, energy, sustainability and climate change.

Completed Ph.D. by September 2012 expected.  All applicants must upload a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and three letters of recommendation.  All application materials must be submitted electronically to http://sitemaker.umich.edu/onlinefacultyapplicationsystem

For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by September 23rd. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.