How to Apply
Applicants should submit a 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. All materials should be submitted in PDF form to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1137
Candidates should arrange to have three letters of support submitted to the same site.
For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by Monday, September 24, 2018.
The Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM, formerly known as the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures), invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in comparative approaches to global media studies. The university-year appointment will begin September 1, 2019.
We are interested in a humanities scholar who focuses on global media flows with an emphasis on television, new media platforms, forms of streaming distribution, and modes of production and consumption. Possible research/teaching interests also include history and theory of global television/media exchanges; transnational media industries and cultures; streaming and the creation of alternative media practices; the role of media in formulations of space, place, and geography; transnational media consumption and the reformulation of social, political, and cultural identities; fandom; and non-Western industries and media products. Scholars may approach these issues in any period in the history of television/media.
A Ph.D. by May 1, 2019 in media studies, or a closely related field, is required. The teaching load will be four courses per academic year (courses of all levels). The candidate should demonstrate a strong promise of scholarly excellence, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the ability to develop a global television/media curriculum across the creative production/conceptual studies divide.
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If you have questions about this position, please contact FTVM-Search2019@umich.edu
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