Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a joint tenure-track position in the departments of English and History focusing on the historical evolution of media, their interactions and impact on communication and culture. Linked to the proposed Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text, this Media Studies position will emphasize convergences among various traditional and new media. VCU is especially interested in candidates with expertise in at least two of the following areas:
–History of the book
–History of film
–U.S. history with a focus on the evolution of media
–Verbal and visual rhetoric and literacy in the digital age
Ph.D. required in either English, History, American Studies, Media Studies, or other appropriate field. Application materials due November 28, 2005. For details and application requirements, contact Richard Fine in the VCU Department of English.