Search Announced for Two Tenure-Track Positions in Communication and Media Studies

The Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, The Jesuit University of New York, invites applications for the tenure-track position to commence September 1, 2017. This position will contribute to our new undergraduate major in Digital Technologies and Emerging Media, the interdisciplinary program in New Media and Digital Design, our new Masters in Public Media as well as to Fordham’s program in American Studies. We ask that applicants apply to only ONE position via Interfolio: applications for both positions will be reviewed by a joint, interdisciplinary committee.  Applications for both positions are due on October 10, 2016.

Assistant Professor, Digital Storytelling: We are looking for a specialist in digital storytelling, ideally with an emphasis on social justice and/or civic media.  The successful candidate would specialize in transmedia and interactive storytelling, multi-platform narratives, participatory and community-based media design, sustainable data preservation, or visualizing data from qualitative and/or quantitative sources. Applied digital production skills are highly desirable. The candidate should have a robust research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to Fordham’s Jesuit core curriculum.  Although the position will be based at our Lincoln Center campus, responsibilities involve potential teaching at the Rose Hill campus. Ph.D. required by June 30, 2017 in communication, media studies or a related field.  We ask that candidates submit applications electronically via INTERFOLIO at apply.interfolio.com/37579. Please include (1) a cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) up to two samples of scholarship; and (4) three letters of reference

Associate or Assistant Professor, Digital Technologies and Emerging Media: Desired areas of specialization include internet policy, access, and development; social media; and qualitative and/or quantitative digital research methods.  We seek a candidate who can contribute to the university’s mission to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion from a research and curricular perspective, as well as the department’s emphasis on civic and social engagement. The candidate should have a robust research agenda, evidence of teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to Fordham’s Jesuit core curriculum. Although the position will be based at our Rose Hill campus, responsibilities involve potential teaching at the Lincoln Center campus. Ph.D. required by June 30, 2017 in communication, media studies or a related field. We ask that candidates submit applications electronically via INTERFOLIO at apply.interfolio.com/37587.  Please include (1) a cover letter with qualifications, including approach to teaching and scholarship; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) up to two samples of scholarship; and (4) three letters of reference.

Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.