Job: NC State looking for Professor or Associated Professor of Media Studies

The Department of Communication at North Carolina State University invites applications for a Professor of Media Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The Department seeks a scholar specializing in one or more of the following areas of theory and research: critical media theory; philosophy of communication; critical/cultural studies; technology, power, surveillance, and control; media technologies and human subjectivity; digital media and social movements. An internationally recognized record of scholarship in critical media theory, philosophy of communication, and the critical analysis of communication technologies is strongly preferred.

Candidates will be prepared to teach in the undergraduate Communication Media Concentration and to teach and mentor graduate students in the Department’s M.S. in Communication ( and its interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media ( By providing graduate students with contemporary knowledge in the areas of media theory, philosophy of communication, and critical analysis, this faculty member will help ensure that the Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) remains among the top national programs for the interdisciplinary study of digital media. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field in the humanities or social sciences.

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals at NC State. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in their teaching and research and a dedication to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and globally recognized for its strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with 600-700 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The CRDM program enjoys a growing national and international reputation as a destination for interdisciplinary digital media studies. Faculty and graduate students are actively engaged in research collaborations with colleagues in multiple departments across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University as a whole. Key interdisciplinary programs and groups include the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (, the Circuit Research Studio (, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (, and the PCOST project on Public Communication of Science and Technology ( Faculty and students have access to cutting-edge simulation studios, maker spaces, and gaming research facilities at the University’s award-winning James B. Hunt Library (

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, samples of relevant scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. To apply, go to In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference mailed directly to:

Dr. Stephen B. Wiley
Search Committee Chair
Department of Communication
Campus Box 8104
201 Winston Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information regarding this position please contact the Search Committee Chair via email ( or phone (919-302-6418).

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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