University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Department of Media & Cinema Studies, College of Media
Assistant Professor in Race and Media Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The Department of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Race and Media Studies. The expected start date is August 2022.
The Department of Media and Cinema Studies seeks candidates who possess the potential for high-quality research, publication, and teaching in the field of race and media studies in US, transnational, or global perspective. Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. (or advanced ABD status) in media studies, communications, ethnic studies, or a related field. The Department of Media and Cinema Studies is committed to creating a more intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and encourages Black, Latina/o/x, and Native American and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply.
Of particular interest are candidates who draw on interdisciplinary bodies of theory, are open to mixed-methods approaches and collaborations, and demonstrate a capacity for conducting original and creative research in areas including, but not limited to:
- Representation and underrepresentation in popular media including film, television, social media, video games/interactive media
- Mediated communication within and/or about social movements and racial justice activism
- Systemic racism and structural inequality in media and information platforms and infrastructures
- Racial bias and AI
- Race and sound-based media
- Postcolonial and decolonial studies, and transnational and diasporic media
- Intersectional queer and transgender politics of race
- Class and racial disparities in media access and adoption
While we are open to various specialties, applicants should be able to teach about multiple media forms, technologies, industries, and their relationships. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching involves media-making who can contribute to our growing critical media production curriculum.
Applicants would be expected to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum, teach undergraduate courses in their areas of interest, and lead graduate seminars through the Institute of Communications Research in the College of Media. New faculty in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies will have the opportunity to develop teaching and research collaborations within the College of Media and the robustly interdisciplinary environment at the University of Illinois.
Faculty members in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois publish in flagship journals, assume leadership roles in major associations and engage in significant creative endeavor. They collaborate across disciplines at the university, including with the various fields represented in the College of Media, as well as the School of Information Sciences, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and departments across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
In addition to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, our faculty work together with the departments of Advertising and Journalism to train doctoral students in the Institute of Communications Research. The College of Media is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois; UI-7, the university’s cable channel; and CU-Citizen Access, a community-based newsroom with a heavy emphasis on data journalism.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background — including research, creative endeavor, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience — make the applicant suitable for the position; curriculum vitae, and a list of full contact information for three references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 8, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at email@example.com or 217-333-2351.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-2351.
|Primary Category:||Race / Ethnic Studies