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Assistant Professor of Media Studies (Tenure Track, F0349A1)

Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Media Studies Program of the Department of Communication & Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Media Industry Studies, beginning in July 2023. The ideal candidate will be a scholar whose research confronts the intersectional and interconnected reality of contemporary media industries—film, television, gaming, new media— while engaging with how marginalized creators and marginalized audiences function in those spaces. Areas of focus within this work might include (but are not limited to) issues of branding, franchising, intellectual property, and/or celebrity. The ideal candidate would contribute classes to both our undergraduate media studies and film studies programs, as well as our Master’s degree programs in Lifespan Communication & Digital Media and in the Humanities. 

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Communication, Media Studies, or a complementary field required. ABD candidates will be accepted in the pool, but hiring decisions will be contingent on the proximity of candidate’s defense date. Candidates also must have the ability to teach courses in two or more of the following: Media Industries, Media Spaces, Television and Society, Media Audiences, Transnational Media Systems, Media Marketing and Promotion, New Media and Society, Media History, Media Law and Policy.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with experience teaching at the post-secondary level or professional experience in media industries are preferred.

How to apply: Candidates must submit their application to A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of original research, statements of teaching and research, a diversity statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted through the application system to provide a recommendation letter once the application is submitted). Application review will begin on November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Further questions should be directed to Dr. Allison Page ( 

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

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