Assistant Professor of Communication: Media Industries and Production Cultures

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor of Communication: Media Industries and Production Cultures

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 14, 2022

The Department of Communication at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar of media industries and production cultures.

We seek a colleague whose research and teaching addresses screen cultures and media, including film, television, digital media, and/or the interplay across different forms of entertainment and production and whose work engages with interdisciplinary and intermedial issues. Specifically, we are interested in a candidate whose work takes a critical approach to the increasingly diverse and changing nature of screen cultures and media industries. Proliferating networked devices, audience analytics, streaming platforms, media ownership and policy, expanded textualities, and maker and fan communities are transforming patterns of cultural consumption and production. Intersections of the above with race, gender, sexuality, disability and/or class are desirable.


The Department has a strong intellectual commitment to innovative interdisciplinary and transnational media research, evidenced in the scholarship of our faculty, many of whom have officially shared appointments with other departments and programs in the School of Liberal Arts. We are engaged in collaborative and participatory initiatives and social innovations that exemplify communicative practices among critical theories, everyday life, and social movements. We are also committed to communities of practice and deeply engaged with the School of Liberal Arts Digital Media Practices Program. We seek a faculty colleague to expand our understanding and teaching of production cultures, contributing to our strength in cinema, television, and digital media studies and practice, and bolstering the “Texts and Representations” and specially the “Structures and Institutions” areas of the undergraduate core curriculum. See description of our curriculum here: Candidates should be prepared to teach one or more of our core offerings (Film Analysis, Media Industry Analysis, or New Media Analysis), introductory and advanced topics, and particular courses such as Storytelling Across Media (offered in conjunction with Digital Media Practices) and others in their area(s) of expertise. The course load for this position is 2-2.


Qualified candidates for this position will hold a Ph.D. degree in Communication or a related field by June 30, 2023.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Interfolio a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a list of three professional references with contact information; statements of research, teaching, and diversity; and one or two samples of critical work (in any format). Other materials may be requested later. Questions can be directed to Dr. Ana López ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee. We are committed to creating an intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin October 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

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