Assistant Professor of Communication; Activist Media

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Assistant Professor of Communication; Activist Media

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Dec 13, 2022

The Department of Communication at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar of activist media. We are especially interested in applicants whose research engages the lived experience of BIPOC or marginalized communities and explores the relationships between media and politics or social justice. Regional specialization is open, and work may draw on a variety of disciplines and methodologies related to media and communication studies, including critical ethnography, critical race studies, cultural studies, disability studies, gender studies and queer theory, postcolonial/decolonial studies, and/or their intersections. We encourage applications from scholars who combine research with creative and/or community-engaged practice.

The Department has a strong intellectual commitment to innovative interdisciplinary and transnational media research, evidenced in the scholarship and teaching of our faculty, many of whom have officially shared appointments with other departments and programs in the School of Liberal Arts. We seek a faculty colleague to expand the “Identities and Relationships” area of our core curriculum ( Candidates should be prepared to teach the core course, Cross Cultural Analysis. The course load for this position is 2 – 2.

Located in New Orleans – a city with tremendous diversity of cultures and communities, Tulane University is a tier-one research university in the United States. Tulane University has strong commitments to anti-racism that have been taken up in multiple ways. The city is home to a diverse community steeped in a long history of action and exchange.


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

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit via Interfolio a letter or application, a curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references with contact information, and up to two writing samples. Letters of reference and teaching materials will be requested later for the shortlist. Other materials may be requested later.. Questions can be directed to Dr. Laura-Zoë Humphreys (, Chair of the Search Committee. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive institution, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2023 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+, those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and 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, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

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