Assistant Professor in Media Studies

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Working Title: Assistant Professor in Media Studies

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Media Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-02-2018

Posting Summary:
As part of a university-wide cluster initiative in cybersecurity studies, the Department of Media Studies ( at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an appointment to begin August 25, 2019. Faculty serving as part of this cluster will engage in funded research, teach, and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform service for the cluster and the university. UVA is proud to have a strong culture of collaboration and collegiality and is committed to creating diverse environments necessary to solve the next generation of research challenges.

The successful candidate must have a PhD at time of appointment, show evidence of effective teaching and have an excellent research record in the field of digital media studies. The research specialization for this position is "social media and society," with preferred emphases on surveillance, security, computational propaganda, and political movements around the world. Candidates should be well versed in theories and methods that would complement current departmental strengths in technology and policy and should be familiar with the fields of Computer Science and Data Science.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624194. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, and a curriculum vitae. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for three (3) confidential letters of recommendation that speak to research excellence to be sent to: Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan, Chair of Search Committee, at [email protected]

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor, [email protected]

For questions about the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, [email protected]

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The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 12/2/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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