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[C22-026] Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 8, 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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Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Department of Communications

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Communications beginning August 2023.The successful candidate will be able to teach core courses in Media Studies, including Introduction to Mass Media and Media Literacy, and upper-level courses in critical Media Studies in any of the following areas: Gender; Race and Ethnic Studies; Cultural Studies; Media Convergence; Advertising; Animation; Sports; Digital Culture and/or Critical Media Theory. Candidates with expertise in diversity, equity, or inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

Additional responsibilities include advising students, serving on departmental and campus-wide committees, holding office hours, collaborating with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph. D. in media/communication/film studies or a related field. ABD candidates with a clear plan for completion by August 2023 are encouraged to apply.
  • Evidence of research in the areas of media literacy and/or critical digital media studies
  • Evidence of college teaching effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional or academic experience in areas of media/communication studies
  • Able to teach an introductory course in multimedia and/or television production
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2022.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at Select job [[C22-026] Assistant Professor of Media Studies and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae, including list of college courses taught
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Recent teaching evaluations
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Note: If selected, official copies are required.
  • For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion by August 2023.

Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Pudlinski Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2701 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.
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