The Department of Screen Arts & Cultures (SAC) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (rank: Assistant to beginning Associate Professor) in digital media studies. The appointment will begin September 1, 2016.
We seek candidates engaged in the humanities-based scholarly study of electronic media culture and digital technology. Although we are not seeking a specific area of expertise, applicants should be conversent with the intersections among digital technologies and cultures with other screen traditions. Research/teaching interests should encompass substantial aspects of theory and history, the analysis of new media forms/genres; the impact of digital media on subjectivity- and community-formation; the transnational flows of people and information; the historical investigation of media transformations; and/or pedagogies of digitalization, including digital media literacy. The ideal candidate should have an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, with a vision for developing Digital Studies at SAC and at UM more generally.
A Ph.D. by May 1, 2016 in media studies, or a closely related field, is required. The teaching load will be four courses per academic year (courses of all levels). For a tenure-track appointment, the candidate should demonstrate a strong promise of scholarly excellence, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the ability to develop a digital media curriculum across the creative production/conceptual studies divide. For a tenured appointment, a record of distinguished publication, demonstrated commitment to leading program development, and evidence of outstanding teaching are required. We are especially interested in considering female applicants and/or those from underrepresented groups.
For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by October 12, 2015.
Applicants should submit: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (such as teaching evaluations, etc), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and two recent writing samples. For questions email: SACsearch2016@umich.edu. Tenure-track candidates should arrange to have three letters of support; associate professors need provide only three names and addresses of references. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.