Assistant Professor of Television and Media Studies

Chicago, IL
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor of Television and Media Studies
Columbia College Chicago

The Cinema and Television Arts Department of Columbia College Chicago seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Television and Media Studies beginning August 2017. Candidates should have expertise in television studies, with demonstrated teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas: critical media studies, media history, media industry studies, race, gender, sexual orientation, issues of equity and social justice, and studies of television and new media frameworks.

Candidates should have a demonstrated capacity for research and practice in their areas, teaching experience, and a willingness to help build curriculum.

The Cinema and Television Arts Department is one of four departments in the School of Media Arts, which includes Audio Arts and Acoustics, Communication, and Interactive Arts and Media.

PhD in media studies or a related field is required.To apply please visit:

Please submit the following as ONE document (.doc .docx or .pdf):
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Link to Online Portfolio (if appropriate)
  • Sample Publication (if appropriate)

Candidates considered for interviews may be asked to provide three letters of reference, evidence of successful teaching, and a vision for the evolution of the interactive media field.

Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2017

Department of Communication faculty report to the Chair of Communication. Tenure is granted to those Tenure-Track Faculty who have successfully met the criteria set forth in the Department Criteria for Tenure: A Guide for Tenure Track Faculty Members and the Columbia College Chicago Tenure Document.

At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.

We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences.

Additional Information
Cover letter, including salary requirements, and three personal references are required.
Position subject to a background screening,
This is a non-union position.

Columbia College Chicago is an EEO Employer. Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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