U Virginia Job Ad: Media & African or African-American Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Studies at University of Virginia

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor. We welcome applicants specializing in media and the African American experience or media and African and/or African Diaspora studies, with a preference given to those in the first area. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. The successful candidate at the assistant professor level must have a Ph.D or be ABD with expected completion by May; show evidence of research promise in the field of media studies; and demonstrate a commitment to innovative and effective teaching. Associate professor candidates must have an outstanding publication record of innovative research in media studies and proven teaching excellence. In either case, the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D at the time of appointment.

This position is part of a larger University of Virginia hiring initiative in the Global South that seeks to foster inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary teaching and research. The candidate hired will be appointed for the first two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow with the Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, an appointment that will provide one course release per year.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, search for posting number 0619561, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Also, separately by e-mail, please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation that speak to research excellence be sent to: Professor Aniko Bodroghkozy, Search Committee Chair at this address: mediastudiessearch[at]gmail.com

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2016. The position remains open until filled. Questions regarding the application process may be sent to the Search Committee Chair: ab4vs[at]virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Virginia job ad: Linguistic Anthropologist

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track, full-time linguistic anthropologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague with expertise in the rigorous, fine-grained structural analysis of speech at any level from phonetics to discourse, and who is committed to integrating this with anthropological theory in order to speak to larger questions about the nature of language and social life. We prefer a focus on language use in communities that are under-studied and under-represented in traditional areas of the academy; for example, indigenous languages in post-colonial contexts, or minority language varieties within nation-states. Geographic area and sub-topical specialization within linguistic anthropology are open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching interests complement those of the Department. This new colleague will join with existing linguistic anthropology faculty in maintaining a vibrant subdisciplinary presence within the Anthropology Department while fostering connections with other areas of the University, centrally including (but not limited to) the interdepartmental Linguistics M.A. program and undergraduate major.

Required: Candidates must have an ongoing program of research and publication with a focus on language in its sociocultural context that integrates in-depth analysis of language data with larger theoretical questions. They must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching and be prepared to teach courses that contribute to the interdepartmental Linguistics M.A. program and undergraduate major as well as to the Anthropology graduate and undergraduate programs. The appointment start date is August 25, 2016. Applicants must have defended their PhD dissertation by the time of application and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

Preferred: Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have an ability to contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity of the curriculum and the academic community, and who have the organizational and interpersonal skills to work productively with colleagues in other subfields of Anthropology and in other departments.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 16, 2015 in selecting candidates for preliminary interviews in mid-November. However, the search will remain open until filled.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile to posting number 0616988 through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach the following: CV, cover letter describing qualifications and research trajectory, contact information for three references, and two writing samples: (1) an article-length sample of written work that demonstrates integration of linguistic analysis with anthropological theory (attach to “Writing Sample 1” in Jobs@UVA), and (2) the front matter [table of contents, acknowledgments, and introduction] of your dissertation or, if appropriate, book (attach to “Writing Sample 2” in Jobs@UVA).

Questions regarding the application process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
Mildred Dean
Office Manager
Department of Anthropology
University of Virginia

For additional information contact:
Lise Dobrin
Chair, Search Committee

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

U Virginia job ad: Social Media/Mobile Technologies

Assistant Professor of Social Media and Mobile Technologies at University of Virginia

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor, appointment beginning August 25, 2015. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be ABD with expected completion of June 2015), evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and excellent research promise in the field of media studies. We are searching for a scholar who specializes in social media and mobile technologies. We particularly welcome candidates with a focus on one or more of the following: infrastructures, mobilities, and non-North American perspectives. Candidates should be well versed in theories of technology, globalization, and new media so as to complement current departmental strengths in global media, technology, and policy.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of three (3) references that can speak to research excellence. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for one (1) of the references listed in the CV to send a confidential letter of recommendation to: Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee.

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee.