Job: Tenured Associate/Full Professor, MIT Comparative Media Studies

MIT’s Program in Comparative Media Studies seeks applications for a tenured
Professor beginning in September 2014. A PhD and an extensive record of
publication, research activity and leadership are expected.

We encourage applicants from a wide array of disciplinary backgrounds. The
successful candidate will teach and guide research in one or more of the
Program’s dimensions of comparativity (historical, methodological, cultural)
across media forms. Expertise in the cultural and social implications of
established media forms (film, television, audio and visual cultures, or print) is as
important as scholarship in one or more emerging areas such as media industries
and production practices, games, social media, new media literacies, software
studies, and transmedia storytelling.
The position involves teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing
and guiding collaborative research activities, and participating in the intellectual
and creative leadership of the Program and the Institute. Candidates should
demonstrate a record of effective teaching and thesis supervision, significant
research/creative activity, relevant administrative experience, and international
CMS offers SB and SM programs and maintains a full roster of research initiatives
and outreach activities [ see ]The program embraces the
notion of comparativity and collaboration, and works across MIT’s various
schools, and between MIT and the larger media landscape.
MIT is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Applications consisting of a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy
and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, selected major
publications, work samples, and names of at least three suggested references
should be submitted online by November 1, 2013 at the following link:
Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor William
Uricchio, at

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