Washington University in St. Louis — Assistant Professor in Digital Media

The Program in Film & Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from scholars (and scholar-artists) of digital media to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Areas of research and creative interest might include: social media, video games, artificial intelligence, digital design, algorithmic culture, algorithmic bias, computational media, internet video/streaming, and more.

The Program is undertaking a strategic expansion into the study and design of digital media. The successful candidate will design and run a new Introduction to Digital Media course, the cornerstone of a new program offering. Other duties will include teaching assigned courses, conducting research, writing/creating for publication and/or exhibition, advising students, participating in department governance, and university service. Experience or potential for external grantmaking is also desirable.


Required Qualifications
A terminal degree in an appropriate field is required by the start of the appointment, along with demonstrated success in teaching and research/creative practice in digital media.

Application Instructions
A complete application will consist of a letter of interest (no more than two pages), curriculum vitae, and link to a writing sample or creative portfolio. Additional materials, including evidence of teaching excellence, additional scholarly or creative work, and a list of professional references, will be requested later. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by October 14, 2022.

For questions regarding navigating this system, please contact Interfolio’s support team at help@interfolio.com or (877) 997-8807. For inquiries about the process of application, please contact the Program in Film & Media Studies at fms@wustl.edu.

Applicants who work on race and ethnicity are welcome to submit two applications, one to this  “Assistant Professor in Digital Media” position and one to Film & Media Studies’s open-rank option in the Washington University “Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire” position in Film and Media Studies, at https://apply.interfolio.com/111329.

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