Assistant Professor, Digital Media Technology

The University of Alabama
Alabama, United States
Jun 16, 2017
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the area of digital media technology. The position begins August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will pursue research and teaching with a focus on new platforms and technologies in a changing media landscape. Research areas include, but are not limited to, social, mobile and interactive media, and emerging media and identity. Relevant teaching areas include core skills for media technology, and emerging skills and concepts for social media, mobile media, and data and analytics. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the School of Library and Information Studies and the College’s Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. Candidates should have earned a doctorate in communication or a closely related area before the start date. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential for successful undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship that is suitable for tenure consideration. Salary is competitive.

The department, created in 2016 with the merger of the Journalism Department and the Telecommunication & Film Department, includes approximately 900 undergraduate majors and master’s students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College’s Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The College’s School of Library and Information Studies offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts.

The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 38,000 students, including 5,200 graduate students in more than 150 master’s and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at Questions may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Wilson Lowrey (205-348-8608 –

To apply, visit Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references.

Screening of applications begins August 21; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.