Announcement of Faculty Position in the
Department of Communication Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Professor in Media/New Media Production, beginning July 1, 2014.
Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate media and new media production
classes; engaging in non-fiction creative/research practices; working with
graduate students on their dissertation research involving production as needed;
and performing departmental, university, and public service. Salary is
M.F.A. or Ph.D. (or conferral during the 2013-14 academic year) in a media-related
field, and an active practice in that field. We are particularly interested in
candidates who are committed to innovative approaches to non-fiction production
practices, who use contemporary media platforms to foster imaginative modes of
research and new modes of communication, and who have the ability to work
effectively within an interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will
develop creative projects that: engage history, theory and criticism; the concept
of critical making; contribute to the interdisciplinary New Media track that the
Department is developing in conjunction with Computer Science and Library and
Information Science; and potentially contribute to UNC’s digital humanities
initiative. Non-fiction practices might incorporate (but are not limited to): film
and video documentary, animation, audio art, game platforms, locative media,
mapping, virtual environments, and visualization. Our facilities include a
Mac-based media lab with 40+ workstations equipped with the Master Collection
Suite of Adobe products, a 115-person auditorium with HD projection capabilities,
and a 2,000 sq. ft. studio space with green screen and voice over booth.
The Department of Communication Studies has 30 full-time faculty with areas of
emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Rhetorical Studies,
Performance Studies, Media and Technology Studies, and Communication and Cultural
Studies. Approximately 850 undergraduate and 50 M.A. and Ph.D. students major in
the department. The department is committed to the integration of theory and
practice, and engaged scholarship, broadly conceived. The department’s mission
describes a commitment to “Engagement, Creativity, and Critique.” Additional
information can be found at http://comm.unc.edu.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located in one corner of the
Research Triangle and has an enrollment of approximately 28,000 undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students. The university enjoys a reputation as one of
the nation’s leading universities (ranked 5th among public universities). The
Triangle area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, has a population of
over one million and is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United
Qualified applicants should apply online at the link provided near the bottom of this posting.
Deadline: December 6, 2013
To apply, attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching philosophy, research/artist
statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, as well as a description of your
work samples, including your roles in the samples.
In addition to your online application we require work samples. They can be in the
form of a website and/or DVD. The location of your website, if applicable, should
be included in your work samples description. If sending DVDs, please send three
copies of each. DVDs will not be returned. DVDs should be sent directly to:
Elizabeth Thomas, Department Manager,
Department of Communication Studies,
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
115 Bingham Hall, CB# 3285,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3285.
At minimum, four letters of recommendation are required.
Applications will be reviewed beginning December 6, 2013.
UNC Chapel Hill is an EEO employer. Women and minority scholars are encouraged to