Media Processes & Effects, Associate Professor
Requisition Number: 0811444
Position Summary: The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenured associate professor who conducts scholarship in the area of mass media processes and/or effects.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Journalism and Creative Media seeks a full-time, tenured associate professor who conducts scholarship in the area of mass media processes and/or effects. The position begins August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach courses that explore and increase our understanding of a continuously changing media landscape. The ideal candidate should have a record of success in securing external research funding and should be able to immediately contribute to the graduate program, through teaching and mentoring doctoral-level students. Relevant research and teaching areas include, but are not limited to: digital media effects and uses, media audiences, media technology, storytelling, and data visualization. Collaboration with other College units will be encouraged, including the School of Library and Information Studies and the College's Digital Media Center, home to three professional media outlets. A Ph.D. in communication or a closely related field is required. Candidates should have the academic credentials and professional reputation that warrant a mid-career-level appointment at a major research institution. Salary is competitive. The department, created in 2016 with the merger of the Journalism Department and the Telecommunication & Film Department, includes approximately 900 undergraduate majors and master's students. This department is one of four academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The College also includes a nationally ranked interdepartmental doctoral program, and the Institute for Communication and Information Research, which offers survey, content analysis and focus group facilities, as well as a child media lab, a psychophysiology lab, and a theater. The College's Digital Media Center houses the professional production facilities of the state's Center for Public Television and Radio, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving the Birmingham market. The College's School of Library and Information Studies offers an MLIS degree and an MFA in Book Arts. The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, has approximately 38,500 students, including 5,100 graduate students in more than 120 master's and doctoral programs. The University has a Carnegie classification of "Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive." Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 115,000 residents about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation's 45th television market. It is a short drive to the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.cis.ua.edu. Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Andrew Billings at [email protected] To apply, visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins September 1; however, applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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