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Assistant Professor - Media and Popular Culture

University of California, San Diego, Communication Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Media and Popular Culture
Job Location: La Jolla , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Communications, journalism, film, TV
Social & behavioral sciences
Date Posted: 2018-07-11
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



Assistant Professor - Media and Popular Culture
Department of Communication
University of California San Diego


The Department of Communication (http://communication.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2019.

Job Requirements

Areas of specialization are open but might include film, television, music, video games, streaming video, social media, fashion, or cross-platform content.

Successful applicants will present a research agenda that builds on one or more of the department's distinctive, interdisciplinary strengths in visual culture, material cultural, consumer culture, cultural memory, political economy, and the sociology of media and culture while also demonstrating strong methodological skills that include or combine critical theory, industrial or archival research, ethnography, and/or textual and discourse analysis.

Candidates will have (or will have obtained by the July 1, 2019 start-date) a PhD in communication or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.


Information and Application Process Instructions

The Department of Communication and the University of California San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by September 15, 2018 at the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01783

Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement detailing how your research, teaching and service would contribute to campus diversity goals; writing sample(s); and contact information for three reference letters.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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