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Assistant Professor of Media Studies (Tenure Track)

Seton Hall University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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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 College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate will teach and develop courses in media studies, including an emphasis on sports media and diversity. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship engages feminist media studies and critical race studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, anticipated to commence as a 9-month appointment with the Fall 2022 semester (August 2022). We seek a scholar who will contribute to curricular innovation related to media studies and sports media, while serving as a leader across the areas of research, teaching, and service.

The appointed candidate will be part of the College’s Department of Communication and the Arts, and collaborate with the Visual and Sound Media academic program and the newly announced co-curricular Center for Sports Media. The successful candidate will have an active, interdisciplinary, research agenda whose scholarship engages media, sports media, and critical race studies or media and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. The committee invites a range of humanistic/critical approaches to the study of film, radio and audio media, social media, television, transmedia, video games, and/or other forms of digital media.

In addition, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the existing Media Studies and Sports Media academic concentrations within the Visual and Sound Media program, including associated minors of study and potential expansions of concentrations to a standalone major and/or graduate studies. Accordingly, candidates are expected to articulate how their scholarship, research interests, and/or teaching intersect with sports media.

Competitive candidates should have experience teaching in multiple modalities (e.g. in-person, online, and hybrid), while both teaching media studies courses within that program and creating media studies courses in their area of expertise.

The candidate will be expected to actively participate in program-, College-, University-, and community-level service, as appropriate and under the mentorship of the Department Chair.

About the College of Communication and the Arts and Seton Hall University. Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.

The College of Communication and the Arts is a dynamic community where students, scholars, artists, theorists, critics, practitioners and professionals all thrive together. We offer new programs focusing on the 21st century digital culture with the goal of inspiring and enabling students to lead, create and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence.

The faculty of the College’s Department of Communication and the Arts pledges unwavering solidarity with our administrators, staff, alumni, students, families, and all our neighboring communities, in speaking and standing firmly against racism. As educators for Newark’s diocesan Catholic university, it is our moral duty to advance social justice, champion diversity, and work toward an anti-racist future, free of violence and oppression. We commit to addressing systemic inequality and strife by engaging students, colleagues, and the University community through active collaboration to improve diversity and inclusion across courses, programs, and the College.

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all employees. In turns, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.

Required Qualifications:

*Ph.D. in Media Studies or a related field, with an earned doctoral degree no later than August 2022;
*Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
*Evidence that the candidate will be able to develop a successful publication record commensurate with tenure at an R2 Carnegie classified institution.

Desired Qualifications:

*Successful postsecondary teaching experience; and
*Experience with course and curriculum development.

Salary Grade:

FA01 - Faculty



Physical Demands:

General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; writing sample; the names and contact information for three letters of reference; evidence of excellent teaching; and transcript(s) indicating receipt of all degrees.

Review of applications begins immediately. All candidates who submit completed applications by the end of Monday, January 31, 2022, will be given full consideration.

Inquiries and questions about the position may be directed to search committee chair: Dr. Jonathan Kraszewski at

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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