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The Program in Film & Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment in electronic media studies at the level of assistant professor. The position will start in fall 2017 and involves a joint appointment with African and African-American Studies or the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with 75% of duties in FMS and a 25% appointment in the other academic unit.
We seek candidates with a strong record of qualitative-based scholarly research that centralizes electronic media, whether in the form of television, video games, social media, or the internet. The position requires compelling teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, the ability to situate electronic media within cultural and historical contexts, and a commitment to vibrant intellectual exchange across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for offering FMS’s History of Electronic Media course and advanced seminars such as Theories of Mass Media and Histories of Media Convergence. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. In addition to teaching, duties of this position include: conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals, performing departmental and university service, and other duties assigned by the University. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Washington University, and the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students learn and thrive.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
To apply please visit our website at https://jobs.wustl.edu and apply to job posting number 34630. The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but applications should be received by November 15, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Email inquires about the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for additional information about the position may be directed to Professor Gaylyn Studlar, Electronic Media Search Committee, at email@example.com.
A PhD in film or media studies or a closely related field, in-hand by the start of the appointment, is required. A complete application will consist of letter of interest describing the candidate’s scholarly qualifications and how these relate to FMS and to either AFAS or WGSS; curriculum vitae; writing sample; teaching statement; evidence of teaching excellence such as syllabi, faculty observations or student evaluations; and three letters of recommendation.