Job: Assistant Professor in Emergent Media at Temple University

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Temple University
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Emergent Media
Department of Media Studies and Production

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focuses on emergent media, broadly defined. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following: big data and society, interaction design, locative media, mapping, platform studies, gaming studies, mobile media, virtual/augmented reality, and disability studies in information communication technology and human computer interaction. Theoretical and methodological approaches to research should be commensurate with applicants’ teaching and fields of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent (completed by August 2016) in communication or a related media and technology studies discipline. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential. Areas of research are open, but the applicant’s research agenda should complement the department’s existing approaches to media, technology, and production. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for outstanding research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate will work well in multicultural communities and be able to teach national and international students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated evidence of pursuing and securing externally funded grants is desirable.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Media Studies and Production ( is one of four departments in the School of Media and Communication (SMC). The department has more than 1,000 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 in Media Studies and Production, and faculty members contribute to an interdisciplinary M.S. in Globalization and Development Communication and a Ph.D. program in Media and Communication.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC) is located in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market. In addition to Media Studies and Production, departments in the SMC include Journalism, Advertising, and Strategic Communication, along with a shared bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies ( More than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in the School of Media and Communication, including more than 100 students pursuing graduate degrees. Across its departments, the school has a unified focus on the role of communication in urban life. Temple University has more than 35,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. For more information about Temple University, please visit Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than October 31, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching agendas, up to three reprints of articles and/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 should be submitted via email to Questions can be directed to Dr. Hector Postigo, search committee chair, at

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