Assistant Professor of Digital Media (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Department of Communication at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Digital Media, effective July 1, 2017.

This is a broad call for applicants who are doing innovative, cutting-edge research into the histories, uses, dynamics, and implications of digital communication. We envision applicants' scholarship might include – but would not be limited to – the intersection of digital communication and journalism, history, mobile media, diversity, social media, augmented reality, social justice, infrastructures, organizational studies, ecology, software studies, methodology, critical video game studies, activism, identities, political economy, civic engagement, surveillance, politics, or pedagogy. Ultimately, we seek scholar-teachers who can reinforce the Department of Communication's emerging strength in critical analysis of digital media and help to position the College of Humanities as a leader in digital media studies.

Superior candidates will have: (1) evidence of an emerging research program, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, or research-based creative works; (2) the ability to contribute to the Department’s Digital Media teaching responsibilities, including undergraduate and graduate courses and the supervision of graduate theses; (3) evidence of success obtaining and managing and/or an interest in obtaining federal or foundation grants; (4) interest in contributing to the development of University-wide programs in Digital Humanities, Medical Humanities, Entertainment Arts and Engineering, Environmental Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Big Data, or Religious Studies; (5) a broad awareness and appreciation of the field of communication and the areas of research and teaching represented in the Department, as well as how digital media studies can articulate with the historical and emerging concerns of communication studies.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest; a CV; and the names of three references to XXX. Questions about the position are welcome, and can be directed to Robert W. Gehl, Search Committee Chair, robert DOT gehl (AT THE DOMAIN)


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