U of Melbourne job ad

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
School of Culture & Communication, Faculty of Arts
Lecturer – Quantitative Media Research

Salary: AUD$81,925 – AUD$97,283 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne was ranked by the Australian Research Council in 2011 as ‘world class’. Our courses reflect this international standing.
We train students for careers in the fast-changing professional areas of digital, broadcast, print and mobile communication. We equip students with an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of media industries and professional practices in the contemporary world and of how these industries inform diverse social, cultural and political processes at global to local levels.  Our program seeks to fill a 0.5 FTE Level B position for three years in the area of quantitative media research. An important outcome of the position is that of curriculum development.

In this role you will assist the Media and Communications program in developing subjects in both the undergraduate postgraduate levels. You will be expected to have expertise in the area of quantitative media research, including data collection, statistical analysis and evaluation procedures.  A background in social sciences is highly desirable.

Employment Type:
Part-time 0.5FTE (fixed-term) position available for three years Jan 2012 to Dec 2014

Enquiries only to:
A/Prof Ingrid Volkmer, Head, Media & Communications Program  Tel +61 3 8344 3500 Email ivolkmer@unimelb.edu.au

Close date:
18 December 2011

For position information and to apply online go to www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers, click on ‘Job Search’ and search under the job title or job number 0027852.

UCSB job ad

Connected Viewing Initiative Project Lead (Job # CFTM1110)

UC Santa Barbara’s Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC) seeks a Project Lead for a new initiative of its Media Industries Project (MIP) on “connected viewing” and online media consumption. In collaboration with Warner Bros., the Connected Viewing Initiative will investigate emerging trends in distribution and audience engagement with media products in an era of digitization and social networking.

A Ph.D. in media studies, communication, or a related field is required. Applicants should have excellent communication skills and be comfortable interacting with high-level media professionals, scholars, and the public. Candidates should be published in her/his field of expertise and conducting scholarly research in digital media. Applicants should have the ability to manage a dynamic research project with multiple teams while conducting dedicated research of his/her own. Job description available: http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip/cvi-project-lead.

The Carsey-Wolf Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service. University of California is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Submit application letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references via email to lfrench@carseywolf.ucsb.edu

Academic Coordinator Job # CFTM1110
Carsey-Wolf Center
Attn: LeeAnne French
4431 SS&MS Building University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010
Apply by 8/3/11. Open until filled.

Denison job ad

Denison University
Department of Communication

We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Media Studies at the level of Assistant Professor.  A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness in courses similar to the Department’s current offerings in Media Studies, with special concentration on the critical interrogation of media industries.  Likewise, the candidate’s scholarly research should exemplify a commitment to excellence in the critical examination of media industries and related areas.  The candidate who joins our faculty will be expected to teach courses in her/his area of specialization, and also may be asked to teach courses such as:  Media Structures, Introduction to Media Literacy, the History and Theory of U.S. Broadcasting, and related classes at both the lower and upper divisions.  The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to the Department’s core courses, Theorizing Communication and Research in Communication, and to help sustain the University’s commitment to Oral Communication across the Curriculum.

The prospective colleague should reflect strong commitments to departmental citizenship and will be expected to contribute teaching excellence in a rigorous, well-rounded undergraduate liberal arts curriculum in Communication, and to develop a program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication.  The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s intra-disciplinary approach to the study of communication and may have opportunity to contribute to the University’s programs in Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s Studies, and First Year Studies.

Appointment begins August 15th, 2012.  Deadline for receipt of application materials is October 1st, 2011.  Candidates seeking to apply must do so online by uploading the required materials to https://employment.denison.edu

Questions about the position should be directed to Amanda Gunn, Search Committee Chair (gunna@denison.edu).Denison University is a national liberal arts university with roughly 2,000 undergraduates located in a rural county 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.