Assistant Professor of Digital Media & Ethnography (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Communication, Film, and Theater invites applicants for a tenure-track position in digital media and ethnography beginning August 2023. The department is strongly interdisciplinary, with faculty who do diverse work in media and cultural studies, public communication, journalism, film, theater, and dance. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research interests address emerging and interactive media technologies/platforms from a media and cultural studies perspective and with a strong ethnographic and interdisciplinary focus. This includes, but is not limited to studies in: digital cultures; digital labor; technology and inclusion, equity, and access; technology and identity; media activism; gaming; AR/VR worlds; technology and surveillance; or other social-political issues.

A Ph.D. or a terminal degree in media and cultural studies, with the focus mentioned above, is strongly preferred by the time of appointment, though ABD candidates near completion will be considered. The appointed faculty member will design undergraduate courses in their area of specialization. They must demonstrate their ability to also teach one or more of our core introductory media studies courses including Introduction to Media and Culture, Media Criticism, a Digital Media Studies course, a methods course in online as well as community-based cultural ethnography, and the upper level research seminar. All faculty participate in teaching the College’s First and Second Year Seminars, and supervise Senior capstone projects (including practice-based work). The teaching load is six courses per year, along with undergraduate advising.   Opportunities and support for research and scholarly activity are available.

Please send the following materials, merged into a single PDF, to Human Resources at letter of application, CV, a statement describing how you incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or community engagement, a statement with teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Allegheny College is a selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.  Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 10/18/2022