Fordham job ads

Fordham University
Department of Communication and Media Studies
2 open positions: Department Chair and Assistant Professor

Fordham University invites applications for positions of department chair and assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies.  The department is currently in an exciting process of growth, including the curricular revision and expansion of undergraduate and graduate programs.  Both positions require a Ph.D. in communication, media studies, film studies, or a related area, and an active research program. The chair position requires distinguished scholarship, significant administrative experience, dynamic academic leadership, and excellent teaching.  The assistant professor position requires a promising research agenda and evidence of excellent teaching.  Those with a specialization in international/transnational/global communication are encouraged to apply, and an ability to teach research methods is highly desirable.  Complete job description is here. Submit application to cms AT with a cover letter, c.v., sample scholarship, and names of three references with contact information.  Application review begins for chair on October 15 and for assistant professor on November 15, 2012.  For information, contact Dr. Fred Wertz (wertz AT

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Texas A & M job ads

The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University invites applications for two tenured positions at either the Associate or Full Professor level starting September 1, 2013. The first position is in Organizational Communication and the second position is in Rhetoric & Public Affairs or Political Communication.  Both positions are intended to enhance our strategic initiative in Civic Dialogue and Leadership, which draws together faculty from different scholarly traditions to conduct research and teach courses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practices.  These positions offer a unique opportunity for senior scholars to provide leadership in moving the program in Civic Dialogue and Leadership into a position of national and international prominence.  Applications from scholars employing all methodological and theoretical orientations are welcome.   Scholars able to address issues regarding civic dialogue and leadership, as well as complement our existing strengths in Organizational Communication, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Telecommunication & Media Studies, or Health Communication are particularly desirable.

The Department of Communication has articulated a strategic vision to be consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation, and to that end, is establishing two new anchor programs in Civic Dialogue and Leadership and in Global Media and Technology.  The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees, and has 19 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and over 900 undergraduate majors.  Texas A&M is the sixth largest university in the United States, and the student body includes 24% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students, and over 4700 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in the number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2012, but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.  A PhD and strong record of scholarship and teaching are required; successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the department in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Jennifer Mercieca, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will be accepted).

American U Beirut job ad

Media Studies
Assistant/Associate/Full professor

The media studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) seeks a media educator at the level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. The position is to begin September 15, 2012. Appointment is for an initial period of four years. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, mass communication, anthropology, sociology, or a related field focused on media studies.

For more information on this position and on how to apply, please visit

All application materials should be received by November 10, 2011, when review of applications will take place.

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

Questions about the position should be directed to Amanda Gunn, Search Committee Chair ( 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.

Media Industries Project UCSB job

Academic Coordinator for the Carsey-Wolf Center
University of California Santa Barbara

Job #: CFTM 1105

UC Santa Barbara seeks a full-time Academic Coordinator to serve as the Project Manager for the Media Industries Project (MIP) of the Carsey-Wolf Center. MIP is a multidisciplinary project that examines major trends reshaping the media industries and their consequences for producers, distributors and consumers. Our research agenda focuses on digitization, globalization, and creative labor.

The Project Manager’s responsibilities are divided roughly 50:50. About half includes overseeing MIP staff and graduate student researchers and managing MIP research projects, website content and publications. The other half is devoted to pursuing a program of research in one or more of MIP’s areas of emphasis. The ideal candidate has managerial and research experience, and outstanding leadership and communication skills. Applicants should have expertise with issues related to the convergence of traditional and new media industries, including familiarity with relevant technologies, industry trends, professional practices, policy concerns, and social issues.

A Ph.D. in media studies, communication or a related field is required. Candidate should be published in her/his field of expertise and currently engaged in a relevant program of scholarly research.

For complete job description, see this site. Submit application letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references to:
Academic Coordinator Position #CFTM 1105,
Carsey-Wolf Center, 
Attn: LeeAnne French, 4431 SS&MS Building, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010

Apply by 6/10/11. Open until filled.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.