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Assistant Professor of Media Studies - 000911

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Virginia, Richmond, USA
Salary
Negotiable

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Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Communications - Media Studies - 000911

The University of Richmond's Rhetoric and Communication Studies Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Media Studies teacher-scholar at the level of Assistant Professor. The position will begin in the fall of 2024. A Ph.D. in Media Studies or a related field is preferred and, ultimately, required at the time of appointment. The Department welcomes applications from scholars with transdisciplinary approaches and degrees.

The department seeks candidates with a particular focus on the politics of media representation that will further the department's curricular vision in media studies and rhetoric. We particularly encourage candidates whose work brings together intersectional issues such as race, gender, and sexuality including black, feminist, indigenous, and/or queer perspectives and draws on a host of methodologies. Media studies is a capacious field, and we seek candidates studying a wide variety of media forms and phenomena, including the explosion of social media, the rapid growth of gaming, the increased engagement with digitality in public life, and technological developments like artificial intelligence. The successful applicant will teach sections of the department's RHCS105 (Media, Culture, & Identity) course as well as upper-level courses related to their research and interests.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society."

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see rhetoric.richmond.edu.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu or by contacting Dr. Timothy Barney, Search Chair, at tbarney@richmond.edu and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and teaching statement. The cover letter might particularly relate the candidate's experiences to their potential for success as a teacher-scholar at an undergraduate liberal arts institution. The teaching statement should be approximately one (1) to two (2) single-space pages in length and should articulate the candidate's teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence Feb. 23 and continue until the position is filled.

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Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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