Media Studies Job at VCU

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Position #: F1544
October 20, 2005

Assistant or Associate Professor in the History and Applications of Media

The Departments of English and History invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position in Media Studies, including 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 position would emphasize convergences among various traditional and new media, from oral and manuscript culture, to print, digital, and multimedia expression. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in at least two of the following areas: the use and applications of computing for the study, presentation, and teaching of literature and history; history of the book; history of film; US history with a focus on the evolution of media; verbal and visual rhetoric and the rhetoric of new media; history and theory of reading and writing practices; new models of textuality and/or literacy in the digital age. Ph.D. required in English, History (with a focus on media), American Studies, Media Studies, or other field appropriate to this position. Publications, in either print or digital media, preferred for the Assistant Professor, required for the Associate professor rank. The expected two semester teaching load would be 3/3, spread among general education, upper-division, and graduate courses taught in the departments of English and History, and within the new Ph.D. in Media, Art, and Text. Preliminary interviews at the MLA Convention and the AHA Conference. Send application, c.v., and dossier including three letters of recommendation, examples of published work, sample syllabi, and statement of teaching philosophy to: Marcel Cornis-Pope, Chair, Department of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284-2005. All materials must be postmarked by December 4, 2005. Applications will be reviewed starting on December 4 and will continue until position is filled. VCU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Margret Vopel at (804) 828-3485.