Assistant Professor position in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time 
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Interdisciplinary Arts & 
Sciences (IAS) Program with teaching and research interests in New Media 
Studies and Media Writing.  The position will primarily support a program of 
study in Communication, but will also contribute to other interdisciplinary 
programs at UWT.  We seek applicants with interdisciplinary interests and a 
strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship in one or more of 
the following areas: new media, digital media or web theory; visual literacy; 
convergence journalism; social aspects of the Internet; and policy and 
regulatory issues in new media.  Qualified candidates will have demonstrated 
expertise in teaching introductory courses in media writing and web design 
and will be required to teach both theory and skills courses.  The position 
begins September 16, 2011 and requires a Ph.D. or terminal degree in 
Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or a closely related field by the 
time of appointment.

IAS offers a range of interdisciplinary majors, of which Communication is 
one.  We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches 
in all of them.  One of three University of Washington campuses, UWT is 
located in both new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and primarily 
serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget 
Sound region.  For more information on UWT, visit our website at

To apply, please submit a) a letter delineating your interests and 
qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program, b) a statement 
describing your research interests c) a statement of your teaching 
philosophy, d) a CV, e) an article length professional and academic writing 
sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), and 
g) three letters of reference.  Submit all application materials through the 
website  Full consideration will be given to 
applications received by November 1, 2010.  For further information, please 
e-mail Bill Kunz at  This position is contingent upon funding.

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, minorities, individuals with 
disabilities and covered veterans. All University of Washington Tacoma 
faculty engage in teaching, research and service in an interdisciplinary 


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