Applications for this position are now closed.
We’re pleased to announce the following senior faculty opening:
MIT’s Program in Comparative Media Studies seeks applications for a tenured Professor beginning in September 2014. A Ph.D. and an extensive record of publication, research activity and leadership are expected.
We encourage applicants from a wide array of disciplinary backgrounds. The successful candidate will teach and guide research in one or more of the Program’s dimensions of comparativity (historical, methodological, cultural) across media forms. Expertise in the cultural and social implications of established media forms (film, television, audio and visual cultures, or print) is as important as scholarship in one or more emerging areas such as media industries and production practices, games, social media, new media literacies, software studies, and transmedia storytelling.
The position involves teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing and guiding collaborative research activities, and participating in the intellectual and creative leadership of the Program and the Institute. Candidates should demonstrate a record of effective teaching and thesis supervision, significant research/creative activity, relevant administrative experience, and international recognition.
CMS offers S.B. and S.M. programs and maintains a full roster of research initiatives and outreach activities [see http://cmsw.mit.edu]. The program embraces the notion of comparativity and collaboration, and works across MIT’s various schools, and between MIT and the larger media landscape.
MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Applications consisting of a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, selected major publications, work samples, and names of at least three suggested references should be submitted online by November 1, 2013 at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3146.
Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor William Uricchio, at firstname.lastname@example.org.