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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:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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