Assistant Professor of Communication | Media Studies

Denison University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Communication at Denison University invites applications for a full time, tenure track assistant professor position in Media Studies with an emphasis on critical and cultural approaches to the study of digital transformations in television, broadcast media and the broader screen ecology. Specifically, we are interested in a candidate whose teaching and research takes a critical approach to the increasingly diverse and changing nature of screen cultures and culture industries in an era when proliferating networked devices, audience analytics and streaming platforms are transforming patterns of cultural consumption and changing the meaning, form, and power of digital media. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D., preferably in Communication. Prior teaching experience in Media Studies is ideal.

We seek a teacher-scholar whose background prepares them to offer a range of courses

which may include Media Structures, Introduction to Media Literacy, Media Theory, Racialized Perspectives on the Media, Mediating Gender and Sexuality, Digital Technology & Cultural Change as well as other similar courses that align with the candidate’s expertise. We will prioritize candidates who evidence a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring students and who demonstrate prior experience in teaching media-related courses. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the core courses in the department, Theorizing Communication and Research in Communication. The teaching load is five courses of approximately 24 students each per year. The appointment begins August 2022.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at . Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,

evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a teaching philosophy, 2 syllabi, and student evaluations from 2 courses), a writing sample, and contact information (including an email address) for three references. The cover letter, in addition to addressing interests in and qualifications for the position, should explicitly discuss how the applicant’s teaching fits within a liberal arts environment as well as their potential to foster and support diversity within Denison’s college community. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Applications received by October 1, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration. Position open until filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Laura Russell, Search Committee Chair, at

Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college

enrolling approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. The college is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. Denison is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty and is committed to providing a work and learning environment free from discrimination. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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