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September 20, 2010

Tenure-track position, New Media Studies, U Washington Tacoma

September 20, 2010 | By |

University of Washington Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor, New Media Studies & Media Writing
Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2010

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Program with teaching and research interests in New Media Studies and Media Writing.  We seek applicants with teaching and research interests new media, digital media or web theory; visual literacy; convergence journalism; social aspects of the Internet; and policy and regulatory issues in new media.  Qualified candidates will have demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory courses in media writing and web design and will be required to teach both theory and skills courses.  The position begins September 16, 2011 and requires a Ph.D. or terminal degree in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies or a closely related field by the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a) a letter delineating your interests and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program, b) a statement describing your research interests c) a statement of your teaching philosophy, d) a CV, e) an article length professional and academic writing sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), and g) three letters of reference.  Submit all application materials through the website  Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2010.  For further information, please e-mail Bill Kunz at  This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service in an interdisciplinary context.

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