Faculty Position, Department of Media Study

Assistant/Associate Professor of Media Theory

The University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in Media Theory. We seek applications from candidates with research strengths in critical theory and the history and philosophy of media. Preferred research focus areas include media philosophy, media cultures, science and technology studies, and software studies. This position is supported through the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, a university-wide initiative to support faculty work at the intersection of the arts and sciences.

Media Study offers an undergraduate BA plus graduate MA, MFA, and PhD programs, and candidates will direct work at all these levels. Faculty teach two courses per semester, and have the opportunity to develop courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a robust research agenda, seek appropriate external funding, and provide service to the University and the Department as needed. Minimum requirements: PhD or equivalent in Media Study (or related field), conferred by time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin in the fall of 2013 and continue until the position is filled. We welcome candidates who enhance the diversity of the University through their research, teaching, and service. To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, research and peer reviewed publication samples, and contact info for three references via


The University at Buffalo is an AA/EO Employer; we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enhance the University community's diversity.

The Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Buffalo offers a vibrant art scene with a high density of museums and galleries - including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit, Soundlab, Hallwalls, and Squeeky Wheel - and is easily accessible from New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal.