Assistant Professor (tenure track) Position at American University (Wash, DC)

The School of Communication at American University, Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Emerging/Digital Media to begin in fall 2014. Candidates may be from the academy or industry. Academics should have a proven publication record in scholarly or professional venues as well as significant experience in emerging/digital media. Industry professionals should have significant experience in emergent-media fields (five years or more). University-level teaching experience with a record of strong evaluations is preferred.

The successful candidate will be skilled in both theory and practice, and demonstrate an ability to think and work across current and emerging media platforms, including but not limited to, gaming, mobile media, digital culture, social media, and multimedia storytelling in a variety of forms. The candidate should have a creative, professional, scholarly agenda that focuses on innovative forms of public media. We seek a thoughtful leader and active practitioner who advances the understanding of emerging practices.

Responsibilities include teaching a 2-2 load of undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising student research, and mentoring students. This faculty member will be expected to work with the administrators and faculty across the School of Communication’s four divisions (Communication Studies, Film and Media Arts, Journalism, Public Communication) to develop curriculum, foster collaboration, and help catalyze initiatives to promote an integrated, cutting-edge approach to emerging-media teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to participate in School of Communication and University governance. Candidates should hold a M.F.A., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., or other advanced degree in the field, as appropriate. The position, which begins in August 2014, offers an opportunity to work with the School’s world-class faculty and affords the unique professional, research, social, and cultural opportunities of a top-ranked school and university in Washington, D.C.

Application review will begin Oct. 1, 2013, with on-campus interviews to begin no later than November 2013. Applicants should submit a letter including a statement of research/design and teaching interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references via email to Any optional materials requiring mailing may be addressed to: Associate Professor Leena Jayaswal, Assistant Professor Angie Chuang, Co- Chairs, Search Committee, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.

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American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are particularly invited to apply.

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