Assistant Professor of Media Studies
The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at Lawrence Technological University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in our Media Communication program beginning August 2024. We seek a colleague with a Ph.D. in media studies or a closely related field (e.g., digital arts, new media studies, mass communication, and/or digital journalism) with demonstrated promise as both a scholar and teacher. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to bridge creative and critical practices, working at the intersection of media production and interpretation. Such areas might include (but are not limited to) digital media studies, digital humanities, media marketing, mass cultural studies, game studies, new media ethics, critical film studies, and/or media and identity. We especially welcome scholars who engage with Indigenous studies, Black studies, intersectional feminisms, queer theory, trans studies, and/or disability studies.
The successful candidate will teach introductory media communications courses, advanced courses in their area of specialization, and courses in LTU’s general education core curriculum. This position aims to support and broaden our current media production focus with critical media analysis, build our department’s research capacity, and contribute to the growth of our undergraduate media communication program. Candidates who also have a background in narrative theory, practice, and design are strongly encouraged to apply.
At LTU we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. We especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as BIPOC or as an underrepresented minority, and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Relevant activities might include (but are not limited to) teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies; collaboration and engagement with underrepresented communities; and the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2023.
All applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of research goals, and a statement of teaching philosophy that explicitly addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials in digital format must be sent to email@example.com, attention Dr. Paul Jaussen.