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[ecrea] UC Santa Barbara Media Studies Position

Fri Oct 02 04:02:40 GMT 2015

Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center and Presidential Chair in
Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of
California, Santa Barbara is seeking a departmental colleague at the
Associate Professor or Full Professor rank who will serve as the first
Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center and Presidential Chair in
Media Studies. The position is for an established scholar with a proven
record of academic leadership. The Faculty Director will have many
opportunities to cultivate the vision and strategic planning of the
Carsey-Wolf Center (CWC). Pending final approval of the Presidential
Chair, the appointment is slated to begin on July 1, 2016.

The faculty of the Department of Film and Media Studies engages in
research and teaching encompassing multiple scholarly approaches and a
dynamic understanding of film and media study. We are a robust
department with over 400 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students.
With this appointment we seek to extend the department’s scholarly and
curricular strengths and advance our department’s commitment to the CWC
in bringing interdisciplinary media research, teaching, and programming
to a broader public.

The Carsey-Wolf Center is an internationally recognized media research
center. Featuring two foundational initiatives, the Media Industries
Project and Environmental Media Initiative, the Center is a seedbed for
new areas of research and projects that build bridges among media
artists and practitioners, private and public institutions, and
scholarly and archival communities. The CWC also houses the Pollock
Theater, where the curatorial vision of the Center is realized through
faculty-curated events that contribute to public conversations about
global media environments and cultures. Both graduate and undergraduate
students are engaged in many CWC activities that contribute to their
educational and professional goals.

The future Dick Wolf Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center will play a
crucial role in furthering the center’s mission and interests in the
following ways:
• Planning, implementation, and assessment of Center programs and projects
• Overseeing the Center’s budget and staff

• Heading the Center’s Faculty Steering Committee
• Cultivating interdisciplinary partnerships with faculty across campus
• Developing public programs at the Pollock Theater
• Interacting with the Center’s Advisory Board of eminent industry
• Raising external funds and cultivating donors in conjunction with Film
and Media Studies faculty and the University’s Development Office

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
research, teaching and service.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants should hold the rank and experience
equivalent to the Associate or Full Professor title. PhD required.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online
system, and must include 1) a
letter of application outlining current and future research plans and
leadership experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one writing sample; 4)
names of three references. Applications must be completed on or before
December 16, 2015. For any questions, please contact Kathy Murray at
(kmurray /at/ <mailto:(kmurray /at/>.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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