Assistant Professor – Media and Popular Culture

San Diego, California, United States
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Description 

The Department of Communication (http://communication.ucsd.edu/) within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to begin Fall, 2019 in the following area: Media and Popular Culture.

Areas of specialization are open but might include film, television, music, video games, streaming video, social media, fashion, or cross-platform content. Successful applicants will present a research agenda that builds on one or more of the department’s distinctive, interdisciplinary strengths in visual culture, material cultural, consumer culture, cultural memory, political economy, and the sociology of media and culture while also demonstrating strong methodological skills that include or combine critical theory, industrial or archival research, ethnography, and/or textual and discourse analysis. Candidates will have (or will have obtained by the July 1, 2019 start-date) a PhD in communication or related fields in the social sciences and humanities.

The Department of Communication and the University of California San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates who will maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted electronically by September 15, 2018 at the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01783

Application must include: a two to three page cover letter; CV; statement detailing your research interests; statement detailing how your research, teaching and service would contribute to campus diversity goals; writing sample(s); and three reference letters.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location 

San Diego, CA

How to apply

Apply online

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – 2-3 page limit. Cover letters may be addressed to the search committee.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Statement of Research and Creative Practice – 5 page limit. Evidence of a strong research program and creative practice.
  • Evidence of PhD – Applicants may include a copy of a transcript, a copy of a degree, etc. If the PhD is in progress, applicants may include a letter from their Chair detailing anticipated conferral date, a self-written statement detailing conferral date, etc.
  • Writing Sample – 50 page limit. Applicants may submit several shorter samples bundled into one PDF as long as the total page count remains under 50 pages.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Recruitment Period
Next review date: September 15th, 2018 

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2019 

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory.