Assistant Professor--Global Media Studies, University of Washington Tacoma

 The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Media Studies in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research addresses the interdependencies and interconnections of globalization as developed through one or more of the following areas: development communication, reception studies, production studies, social media, convergence technologies, and global health. The successful candidate will build on the critical and cultural studies framework in which the major is situated, and advance a teaching and research agenda that addresses the ways in which new technologies complicate and facilitate transactions in a global society. We seek a candidate ready to contribute to our campus's success with diversity and inclusion, prepared to involve students in faculty research and field-based experiences, and eager to integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.
The position primarily contributes to an interdisciplinary major in Communication but also contributes to other interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UWT, such as: Arts, Media, and Culture; Global Studies; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; and Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies. The position begins September 16, 2013, requires an earned doctorate in Communication or related field at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding.  

IAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors.  We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches.  One of three University of Washington campuses, UWT is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region.  The South Sound is a beautiful place to live with outstanding opportunities for both cultural and recreational activities. It also has vibrant business and nonprofit communities including organizations like the world-renowned Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, the Port of Tacoma, and more.  For more information on UWT, visit our website at

To apply, please submit: 1) letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, your teaching experience, and previous activities mentoring minorities and/or advancing minorities, women, or members of other under-represented groups, 2) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3) statement of your teaching philosophy, 4) an article-length writing sample, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) three letters of reference.  Submit all application materials through  Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered.  Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Divya McMillin, search chair, at  

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact that hiring unit directly.  All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


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