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UC Irvine seeking tenure-track appointment Assistant Professor: Digital Media Culture in Film and Media Studies

Post Date: 10/5/2011
Closing Date: 11/15/2011
Department: Film and Media Studies
Title: Assistant Professor: Digital Media Culture

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2012. We seek scholars whose research and teaching is dedicated to the history and theory of digital media culture. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. Research and teaching interests should include a range of issues in digital culture, using theoretical models that consider aesthetic, social, and technological changes as cultural processes. The preferred candidate will be a humanities scholar able to teach courses in media studies and digital culture, focusing on theoretically engaged work on a range of issues (e.g., interactivity, social media, digital copyright, indigenous media, transnational flows, avant-garde or alternative new media practices, mobile media, platform studies, gaming and game theory, et al.). Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed before date of appointment.

Please apply online at and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, a sample course syllabus, and three letters of reference. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.

Please see for more information about the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at UC Irvine. For additional information, please contact Professor Peter Krapp, Search Committee Chair, Department of Film and Media Studies, 2000 Humanities Gateway, ZOT 2435, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2435.

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

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