Assistant Professor - Digital Cultures and Entertainment Media Industries

Location
Athens
Posted
Jun 28, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Entertainment and Media Studies to begin August, 2017. We seek a promising teacher/scholar with scholarly and applied expertise in digital media technologies, including native application development. This candidate will have teaching responsibilities split between the Department of Entertainment and Media Studies and the New Media Institute (an interdisciplinary institute administered in the Department). Candidates should conduct research that analyzes any of a variety of digital-media industry phenomena and practices. However, they should be conversant with the intersections among digital technologies, cultures, and multiple screen traditions. New Media Institute labs, students and equipment may also be resources that can support research programs. Applicants should demonstrate strong potential for engaging in interdisciplinary work across the university. Service on department, college and university committees at a level commensurate with rank is expected. Successful candidates should have the ability to mentor graduate students and direct theses and dissertations. Screening of applications will begin September 23, 2016, and will continue until filled. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Anandam (Andy) Kavoori, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, Grady College, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-3018; email akavoori@uga.edu, (706) 542-4971. More about the department, college and university: The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars working in a variety of theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the undergraduate major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches visual storytelling focused on entertainment. The major consists of a required core of four classes focused on storytelling (introduction, production, writing, narrative theory). Elective classes provide students with opportunities to deepen their skills in areas such as documentary, advanced production, advanced writing, and advanced research. All courses in this major are informed by a media-studies pedagogy;which includes integration of theory and practice and attention to issues of culture, power, identity along with media uses and effects. Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media. In addition, significant experiential learning opportunities exist through the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program and the Grady L.A. Summer Study Program. The major and its programs position students for jobs in the entertainment media industry across, film, television, gaming and other new media. The New Media Institute (NMI) is located within the department but as an interdisciplinary certificate-granting unit available to students throughout the university. It is dedicated to the innovative exploration of digital media technology. Through the NMI's New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Students are required to complete 17 credit hours to earn the certificate. Certificate courses are hands on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers. The NMI is located on the fourth floor of the Journalism Building with a great view of UGA's historic North Campus. Learn more about the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in both outdoors and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located 70 miles northeast of Atlanta (www.visitathensga.com).

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Mass Communication or closely-related field is required by August 1, 2017. Candidates must have an established record or demonstrated potential for strong teaching and scholarly research. Evidence of success in securing external grant-based funding is strongly preferred. Demonstrated expertise in digital media production is required, including web and native application development using technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and Swift.

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Salary:

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status:

Employee Percentage: 100%

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area