Assistant Professor, Arts & Sciences Department of Media Studies

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

ID: 7068784
Posted: August 11, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The University of Virginia, Department of Media Studies, seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Faculty serving as part of this cluster will engage in funded research, teach, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform service for the cluster and the university. Courses taught may include topics such as social media issues; aesthetics and form; individual perception; the history of media; the ethics and effects of media in the arena of policy studies; the social impact of media on public opinion; and the relations between media and the law. The research specialization for this position is "social media and society," with preferred emphases on surveillance, security, computational propaganda, and political movements around the world. Candidates should be well versed in theories and methods that would complement current departmental strengths in technology and policy. Candidates should have an excellent research record in the field of digital media studies.

The successful candidate must have a PhD (or its foreign equivalent) in Informatics, Information Sciences, Science and Technology Studies, or closely related field at time of appointment, one year teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and have an excellent research record in the field of digital media studies.


Apply online at search for posting #R0017136 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

Required Documents:

(1) Cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) References (name, phone number and email).

***Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the "RESUME" box and documents can be combined.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials by August 20, 2020.The position will remain open until filled.


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