University of Maryland - Baltimore County, The Department of Media and Communication Studies
Assistant Professor, Media History and Research Methods
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The Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning in August 2015.
Since our department formed in 2007, we have grown to almost 300 majors and five full-time faculty. Ours is an interdisciplinary program with a broad liberal arts focus, emphasizing critical media literacy, visual cultural studies, intercultural communication, media and globalization, new media, and applied communication.
While we are open to all areas of media and communications research and pedagogy, particular areas of interest include media history, social science research methods in media and communication studies, as well as political dimensions of new and emerging media. Scholars with doctorates in communication, media studies, sociology, American studies, history, rhetoric, cultural studies, ethnic studies, and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Demonstration of teaching excellence on these topics, particularly in the areas of media history, research methodology, and theory is required. Demonstrated evidence of potential for scholarly productivity is required. Experience teaching courses with digital and/or multi-modal components preferred.
Responsibilities include: full-time undergraduate teaching assignment (2/3), including core media and communication studies courses at all levels; scholarship and professional activity; student advising; and service to the Program, College, and University community.
Please send cover letter, writing or publication sample, sample syllabi, teaching statement, 3 letters of reference, and cv via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/25511. For best consideration, please apply by November 1st 2014. For questions about the application process, contact Abigail Granger at firstname.lastname@example.org; for questions about the position, contact Jason Loviglio at Loviglio@umbc.edu.
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major news organizations, political and cultural institutions, and federal agencies that afford opportunities for research collaboration. UMBC is dedicated to training underrepresented scholars at the undergraduate and graduate level. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.