Associate or Full Professor of Digital Media
College of Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We seek an outstanding scholar, innovator, and teacher of digital, mobile or emerging media to join our faculty in the College of Media. This is a tenured 9-month academic year joint appointment where interdisciplinary work and collaboration are highly encouraged; ability to teach across two or more units in the College is required.
We invite applications from established scholars with teaching and research interests in advertising, journalism, and/or media & cinema studies via multiple platforms in the digital age. Successful applicants will develop conceptual courses and graduate seminars related to digital media, focusing on issues such as media practices, fluency and economics in the digital era, social media, gaming, data analytics, and/or generational and inclusivity digital media uses and literacies.
This ideal candidate must hold a doctoral degree in communication or another allied field; a record of high-quality research, publication, and teaching commensurate with experience; a record of professional digital media experience outside the university. Expertise that bridges advertising, journalism, and media and cinema studies will be highly valued.
The College of Media is an internationally respected college where almost 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in classes taught by distinguished scholars in media & cinema studies, world-renowned experts in advertising and consumer behavior, and award-winning journalists. The College includes four undergraduate programs in Advertising, Agricultural Communications, Journalism, and Media and Cinema Studies; master’s degrees in Advertising and Journalism; undergraduate and graduate Cinema Studies minors; and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research in Communications and Media. The College is also home to Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV-Online), the public broadcasting service of the University of Illinois. http://media.illinois.edu/
The position will begin on August 16, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.eduand uploada cover letter explaining how the candidate’s academic training and background, including research, teaching qualifications and/or professional experience, make the applicant highly suitable for the position; curriculum vitae, and a list of full contact information for three references. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered complete.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by FEBRUARY 4, 2013 (this is the extended deadline). Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The review will continue until the position has been filled. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Jane Dowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-2351.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.edu).