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[ecrea] Job Announcement: Media Theory and Criticism, University of San Francisco

Fri Nov 01 13:06:35 GMT 2013

Tenure Track Position in Media Studies: Media Theory and Criticism

The Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Media Studies with expertise in media/cultural theory, aesthetics, and the critical analysis of popular culture. Areas of research may include, among others, television studies, film studies, popular music studies, game studies.

The appointment will begin Fall 2014. As well as teaching courses in their area of specialty, applicants will teach at least two core Media Studies class such as Introduction to Media Studies, Media Institutions, Media Theory and Criticism, or Media Audiences and Research.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in Media Studies, Communication, Cultural Studies, or a very closely related field by August 31, 2014. Applicants should have evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a research track record with potential for national impact. Teaching load for a tenure track assistant professor is two four-unit classes for three semesters, followed by three four unit-classes for one semester (a 2-2-2-3 rotation).

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching ability (including two sample syllabi, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy), and three current letters of recommendation to All of these elements should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Any questions can be sent to (MediaTheorySearch /at/

Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:

Media Theory and Criticism Search Committee
c/o Dorothy Kidd
Media Studies Department
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 9417-1080

Applications must be received by December 15, 2013 in order to ensure full consideration.

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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