Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies, beginning August 2017.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely related discipline (outstanding ABDs considered), a productive research program, and excellent teaching credentials.

The Department seeks a broadly trained communication scholar with expertise in critical, theoretical, and historical approaches to media. Preference will be given to those whose area(s) of expertise include global, transnational, and/or comparative media. The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in his or her areas of expertise in ways that complement the department's undergraduate major curriculum. The successful candidate should also be able to teach existing courses, including Introduction to Media Studies, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice. The teaching load is four courses per academic year (two per semester).

The Department has approximately 550 undergraduate majors and offers a curriculum that integrates critical media studies, rhetorical studies, and studies of language and social interaction. The department's academic facilities include a newly constructed media lab.

Application procedures can be found at https://jobs.usnh.edu. Please refer to job # PF0001FY17 or click on https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/22167. Required materials include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, and a portfolio documenting teaching excellence (including, minimally, syllabi and teaching evaluations). Three letters of reference are also required and should be submitted directly by the letter writers. The applicant's references will automatically receive an email with instructions for submitting their letters. Inquiries (but not applications or letters of reference) may be directed to Prof. Josh Lauer (josh.lauer@unh.edu).

The application deadline is September 16, 2016.


The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a fulltime faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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