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Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies

Charlottesville

Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies

  • R0041580
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Media Studies ( http://mediastudies.as.virginia.edu ) at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with an appointment to begin on August 25, 2023. Preference will be given to candidates at the advanced assistant and associate stages.

We welcome candidates who work in any area of Media Studies whose work supports our departmental mission to understand the relationships between culture, technology, labor, literacy, policy, infrastructure, and inequity. With global emphasis, our faculty and students examine media from a variety of perspectives that include media history; aesthetics and form; audience analysis and media uses; ethics, policy, and legal studies; analysis of power and difference, including race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, and identity; the impact of media on public opinion and culture; and media industries and economies. The department engages the role of media in these social arrangements through a combination of humanistic and social scientific approaches. We further focus on connecting with media stakeholders, drawing on close proximity and connection to Washington, DC and other national media centers to explore the global questions of the field.

Qualified candidates at the assistant level must hold a Ph.D. in media studies, communication, or a related field at the time of appointment. Qualified candidates at the associate level must also have 3 or more years of experience. Salary, rank, and tenure are commensurate with education and experience.

This position will remain open until filled. A review of applications will begin on November 28, 2022. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Please note that our department is also seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a policy focus . Qualified candidates are welcome to apply to both positions if they wish to be considered for both.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0041580 Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter detailing your research agenda, teaching philosophy, institutional leadership experience, and demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Contact information for 3 references


After the first round of review, the search committee will request a writing sample (such as a book excerpt or journal article), and three letters of reference.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For additional information about the position, please contact, Dr. Lana Swartz, Chair of Search Committee, lanaswartz@virginia.edu .

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Recruiter at unw5dq@virginia.edu .

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

For more information on the benefits available to faculty at UVA, visit https://provost.virginia.edu/subsite/faculty-development and hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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