Two Tenure-Track Positions in Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University
The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for TWO tenure-track positions, to commence September 1, 2019. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Friday, October 26, 2018 through Interfolio. We ask that applicants apply to only ONE position. Assistant Professor, Queer Media and Civic Engagement: Candidates can employ any number of methodological and theoretical approaches to explore the relationships between communication, LGBTQ communities, and social change, past or present. Humanists or social scientists who use critical analysis and/or take an engaged scholar-activist approach to promote social justice are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or a related area; a robust research agenda; the ability to teach a variety of courses at the intersection of cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, and social movement studies, as well other courses in the candidate’s particular area of expertise; evidence of teaching excellence; and a commitment to mentoring and advising students. Although the position will be based at our Rose Hill (Bronx) campus, responsibilities involve potential teaching at the Lincoln Center campus. Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one writing sample (30 pp maximum); (4) the names and contact information for three references; and (5) and a one-page statement that addresses how your teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham's commitment to diversity. We ask that candidates submit applications electronically via INTERFOLIO at apply.interfolio.com/55543, where there is also a more detailed description of the position.
Assistant Professor, Critical Digital Media Studies: The successful applicant will take a critical stance in their theoretical and methodological approach to understanding digital media, where critical implies a foregrounding of traditionally marginalized perspectives or a decolonization of dominant structures, forms, and practices. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary applicants whose scholarship and pedagogy engages the public through means such as policy, community-based learning, participatory research and design, or media production. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or related area, with focus on critical studies in digital or social media; evidence of active and promising research and publication agenda; the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses designed to evolve and deepen our major in Digital Technology and Emerging Media; evidence of excellence in teaching, and a commitment to mentoring and advising students. Although the position will be based at our Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus, responsibilities involve potential teaching at the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus. Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) up to two samples of scholarship; (4) the names and contact information for three references; (5) and a one-page statement that addresses how your teaching, mentoring, research, scholarship, and/or community service supports Fordham's commitment to diversity and inclusion. We ask that candidates submit applications electronically via INTERFOLIO at apply.interfolio.com/55545, where there is also a more detailed description of the position.
About the Department
Communication and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary department at Fordham’s Bronx and Manhattan campuses serving the largest number of majors across its five undergraduate programs, and approximately twenty graduate students per cohort in its one-year Public Media Masters degree. From high technology to everyday interactions, the department critically and independently turns its attention to the connective tissue between past and present, historically grounding old and new media through ethically-infused teaching and research. We advocate the model of the publically-engaged scholar and critically-informed practitioner who is civically and socially reflective and critical through analytical and/or applied means. Our faculty includes scholars and practitioners from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives.
We seek to attract and promote a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. We believe that cultural and intellectual diversity is central to the excellence of our academic program, and strive to create an academic community and campus culture that attracts and facilitates the development of promising and diverse teacher-scholars. As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we are especially interested in candidates with substantive experience and commitment to teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural and economic backgrounds, and who have successfully incorporated the research of women and scholars of color into their courses.
Fordham is located in the heart of New York City, interacting on many levels with a diverse array of communities and institutions. Through research, teaching and service, we are committed to developing and deepening our connections to the people and organizations around us.
Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.