Thursday, August 10, 2006

academic jobs in media and new media studies

please direct all inquiries to the contact person listed in each of the entries below.

  1. Tenure Track Faculty Position in Multimedia
    University of Oregon

    The University of Oregon Arts & Administration Program (AAD) seeks to fill one full time faculty position at the associate or assistant professor level. Multimedia focused research is desirable. Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or other terminal degree required preferably in a discipline or field closely related to arts administration, such as arts management, multimedia, cultural studies, cultural economics, arts marketing and development, planning, arts education, and performing arts. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of college or university teaching excellence; experience related to multimedia, arts or cultural management; administrative responsibilities; active professional service; and strong commitment to scholarly activity and publications. The ability to secure external funds and teach in non-traditional formats is also desirable. Details of Arts & Administration faculty, students, program offerings and activities can be found at

    Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in the area of arts management. Advise students seeking the Master's degree in Arts Management. Oversee a new multimedia management area of concentration. Direct Master's theses and projects. Teach undergraduate, university arts and letters courses such as: Art & Gender, Arts and Visual Literacy, and Art and Human Values. Maintain a line of research; participate in professional organizations; and serve on school and university committees.

    Beginning salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and will range on a 1.0 base from $40,000-50,000. The UO offers an outstanding benefit package. Applicants should send letter of application, vita, official transcripts of all coursework, three current references with phone and email, a written statement about commitment and approach to arts administration (about 500 words), evidence of scholarly work and teaching.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2006. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite applications from
    qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

    Direct inquiries to:
    Arts & Administration Program
    Search Committee Chair, Doug Blandy
    School of Architecture & Allied Arts
    5230 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-5230
    Telephone: 541-346-3639
    FAX: 541-346-3626

  2. Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Media Studies
    Wheaton College

    Wheaton College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Media Studies and New Media to begin August of 2007. The candidate should have a scholarly agenda focused in media and culture, be able to teach introductory to advanced level courses such as media studies, sight and sound, religion and culture, and digital society. The position could also include teaching basic speech and related courses in journalism.

    The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Communication (or A.B.D.), demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, and scholarly or creative productivity potential. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching evaluations, and relevant publication to: Dr. Lynn Cooper, Chair; Communication Department; Wheaton College; 501 College Avenue; Wheaton, Illinois 60187.

    Wheaton College is an evangelical protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty members affirm a Statement of Faith and the moral and lifestyle expectations of our Community Covenant. Wheaton College complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

  3. Tenure Track Faculty Position in Communication
    University of California, San Diego

    The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego seeks to fill a position at either the assistant, tenure-track or associate professor, with tenure to begin July 1, 2007 in the area of Communication and the Person which focuses on symbolic communication and mediated human activity. We invite applications from scholars whose work concerns either of two areas: 1) play and communication, broadly conceived to include traditional forms of children's play activity as well as emergent new forms such as videogames, MMOGs and various forms of fantasy. 2) work and communication in important social institutions involving collaboration within teams and groups in one location or across geographically and temporally disparate locations. Possible workplaces may include but are not limited to: newsrooms, assembly lines, hospitals, courthouses, museums and software design teams. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work is attentive the many forms of difference -- of ethnicity, gender, etc. -- at work in these areas.

    Review of applications will begin Oct. 1 and continue until position is filled. Send vita, statement of research and teaching interests, one work sample (such as a recent publication), and contact information for three references to:

    Prof. Michael Cole
    Dept. of Communication (0503)
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0503

    Applicants are also invited to provide comments about his/her leadership activities and/or contributions to diversity. UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

  4. Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Media Studies/Mass Communication
    College of Charleston

    The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin August 2007. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

    This position requires a specialty in media studies and/or mass communication. Research and teaching interests in public relations, advertising, and/or new media are especially welcome. Candidates employing a variety of methodological perspectives are encouraged to apply. Teaching assignments depend on the expertise of the successful applicant but could include courses in public relations, advertising, new media, mass communication theory, media history, and media writing.

    Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, examples of student work, student evaluations), a description of your commitment to the most recent pedagogical and technological advances, and evidence of scholarly potential (e.g., copies of previous work) are crucial.

    Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and official graduate transcripts. Three letters of reference also should be sent to the search committee:

    Dr. Chris Lamb, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Communication
    College of Charleston
    66 George Street
    Charleston, South Carolina 29424

    Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should arrive by October 10, 2006 to assure full consideration. The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. This friendly, collegial department has 23 full-time faculty, over 800 undergraduate majors, and a new master's program.

    To learn more about the College of Charleston, located in the historic downtown area, visit our Web site at The College of Charleston strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. The College of Charleston is committed to creating a diverse community.


kq said...

"Above all, critical cyberculture studies scholars have high goals: we seek to use our collective understanding of new mew media and their environments to alleviate suffering and oppression and to accelerate freedom and justice."

well put. well done.

how well do you think that a new media scholar of this order might fit in at wheaton?

here's a link to their community covenant:

googs, they are no society of jesus. for real. you know that just like the tee-shirts said in 2003, jesus is my homie, but really?

david silver said...

q, thanks for the post. i hear ya.

i have to admit, i neither visited nor read the community covenant prior to posting the job description. part of this was laziness but part of this was, well, i'm not looking for a job - at wheaton or elsewhere - so i don't worry about these things!

that said, i was sure not to cut off the last paragraph, which read: "Wheaton College is an evangelical protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty members affirm a Statement of Faith and the moral and lifestyle expectations of our Community Covenant."

what's your suggestion? do you think i should refrain from posting jobs like this? seriously - advice is being sought!

kq said...

okay, here's my hope:

that anyone who reads your blog for information about job postings will click on the comments too here and see what's up.

i think that your site attracts attention because you are after all david silver, that is in part why i posted the comments. not really trying just to be "snarky." but wheaton is a formidable Christian institution.

so, two things here...people need to make their own choices and realize what they are getting themselves into when they apply for work. but, your posting here is like an imprimataur with the silver touch.

i admire your emphasis on dialogue, coalition-building and tolerance. and i thought it very catholic of you (small c intended) to post the job, but applicants who can't abide by their particular type of christianity should save the toner and high quality paper. unless they want to make like dan savage and get inside gary bauer's campaign during an interview.

to be sure, as i hope that you will learn for real at your new institution, not all christians believe the same thing. some believe in the radical promise of the christian bible and don't hesitate to ask WWJD? before working "to alleviate suffering and oppression and to accelerate freedom and justice" without judgment or sanctimony.

i think the question now is what would sandy silver do?

david silver said...


rock on.

your goal - that anyone who reads your blog for information about job postings will click on the comments too here and see what's up - has been met. and now the decision to apply or not to apply is in the hands of the thousands (hee hee) of visitors this blog attracts. the aggregation element of blogs - an original post gets bundled with comments and trackbacks - is easily one of my favorite things about blogs.

q, you know and understand what i'm about to say, but i'm gonna say it anyways, mostly for my own gain in articulating ideas that are brewing in my brain. i'm not an evangelical christian. i'm not even a christian. i'm barely a jew - more of a deli jew than a temple jew.

but if there is an evangelical christian among my readers, and he or she studies media and new media, and he or she wants to alleviate suffering and increase human beauty and make students think and learn and listen - then i have a job for them! they should totally take this job and make the world - and wheaton - a better place for all of us.

at the same time - and here's the kicker, eh? - if i were to post jobs for positions at institutions i believe in, really believe in, i doubt i'd post much. what happens, to mention just one example, if and when my old department at my old university has a new position in new media? do i post it knowing that i found so little inspiration there?

totally - no hesitations. as long as people like you - and me and sandy silver - get to use the comments to let the people know what's up.

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i said...

d, what i meant to say was, thanks for posting these! the job in Oregon looks very cool.