University of California, Berkeley — Assistant Professor in New Media Theory and History

The Department of Film and Media at U.C. Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in New Media theory and history (tenure track), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. Applicants for this Assistant Professor position must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application and must have the Ph.D. in Film/Cinema Studies or a related field in hand by June 30, 2017.

Additional qualifications for all applicants include: broad competence in New Media studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record; the ability to teach courses in New Media theory/history and digital culture and media; and a strong understanding of the study of media in the Arts and Humanities. Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly achievement relative to their career stage. Research and teaching interest in critical race theory and/or gender and/or sexuality is also preferred.

Applicants should apply at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01271. As part of their application, applicants are asked to discuss their research and teaching interests in a cover letter. In addition they should supply their most recently updated CV and a writing sample of maximum 25 pp. A statement of contributions to diversity is optional. Referees are strongly recommended to submit their letters of recommendation by March 6, 2017. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. All applicants are asked to refer their recommenders to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center): http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

Complete applications must be received by March 10, 2017. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at film_search@berkeley.edu.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct


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