Social Media and Media Industries (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00am

Temple University
School of Media and Communication
Department of Media Studies and Production
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Social Media and Media Industries

The Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focuses on *social media and media industries*, both broadly defined.

Candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent (completed by October 2016) in communication or a related media and technology studies discipline. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential. Research areas may include the institutional impact of social media and the ways in which the media industries are evolving to adapt to an environment within which social, networked media have become central. The ideal candidate will be a scholar with practical experience in app design, other design for mobile or wearable media or augmented/virtual reality, web series production, or social media marketing. Preference is for applicants whose research agenda complements the department’s existing approaches to media, technology, and production. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for outstanding research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate works well in multicultural communities and is able to teach national and international students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated evidence of pursuing and securing externally funded grants is desirable.

The Department of Media Studies and Production has more than 800 undergraduate majors in four tracks: Media Production, Media Business & Entrepreneurship, Media Analysis, and Emergent Media. The MSP department also offers a minor in Digital Media Technologies. On the graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Media Studies and Production, and the MSP faculty contributes to SMC’s interdisciplinary M.S. in Globalization and Development Communication and the Ph.D. program in Media and Communication.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication is in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of communication whose other departments are Advertising, Journalism, and Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our four departments and a shared bachelor’s degree program in Communication Studies. More than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A., M.J., and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly 38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more information about the department, school and university, please visit Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

For best consideration, application materials should be received no later than September 30, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit electronic copies of a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching agendas, up to three reprints of articles or other evidence of scholarly activity, as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness. Names, titles and email addresses of three professional references are also required with the application. All materials, and any questions, should be submitted via email to the search committee chair, Matthew Lombard, at


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