Employment opportunity: assistant professor in new media studies & media writing

 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

 Assistant Professor

 New Media Studies & Media Writing

 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 https://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

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 http://academicjobsonline.org.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2010.  For further information, please e-mail Bill Kunz at bkunz@uw.edu.  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 context.

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