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[Commlist] Job: Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Industries at Fordham University (NYC)

Wed Dec 18 20:28:34 GMT 2019

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Industries at Fordham University

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies with a specialization in Media Industries, to commence September 1, 2020. The position will be based at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, with opportunity to contribute to the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx as well.


The ideal candidate should have a specialization in the broad field of media industries, with a robust research agenda and teaching experience that aligns with this focus. This specialization might include (but is not limited to) expertise in: histories of media institutions, infrastructure, organizations, and policy; media regulation and governance; the creative industries; media production and labor; critical analyses of the public sphere; or platform studies. Candidates with a focus on global and transnational media industries are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a research track record commensurate with the rank to which they are applying, evidence of teaching excellence and student mentoring, and the ability to contribute to Fordham’s core curriculum.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute pedagogically to our Communication and Culture major and could teach in our M.A. program in Public Media, which has concentrations in Strategic Communication and Multi-Platform Journalism.


- Ph.D. in Communication and/or Media Studies or a related discipline, to be conferred by May 2020

- A strong research agenda and publication record appropriate to their stage in the profession

- Ability to teach courses in areas such as Media History & Regulation; Communication Theory & Methods; Media & The Public Sphere; and courses of their own design

- Evidence of excellence in teaching

- Commitment to mentoring and advising students

Interested applicants should submit

1. A cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship

2. Curriculum vitae

3. 1-2 writing samples (30 pp maximum inclusive)

4. The names and contact information for three references

5. A one-page statement that addresses how your teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Application materials should be uploaded to Interfolio at To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 3, 2020. For questions or additional information, please contact Claudia Rivera at (crivera51 /at/ <mailto:(crivera51 /at/>.


From high technology to everyday interactions, Fordham’s Department of Communication and Media Studies turns its attention to the connections between past and present, historically grounding old and new media through ethically-infused teaching and research. We advocate the model of the publicly-engaged scholar and critically-informed practitioner who is civically and socially reflective through analytical and/or applied means. Our faculty includes scholars and practitioners from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives.

We administer four undergraduate majors -- Communication & Culture, Digital Technology & Emerging Media, Film & Television, and Journalism -- and participate in several interdisciplinary programs. Our MA program in Public Media trains students in the theory and practice of storytelling for social change and civic engagement. We seek to attract and promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. We believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program, and we strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of promising and diverse teacher-scholars.

As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and who have successfully incorporated the research of women and scholars of color into their courses.

Fordham is located in the heart of New York City, interacting on many levels with a wide array of communities and institutions. Through research, teaching and service, we are committed to developing and deepening our connections to the people and organizations around us. Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and women, people of color and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Same-sex spouses are eligible for benefits.

This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners.

This institution offers benefits to spouses.

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