Visiting Assistant Professor- Media Theory

  • Deadline:
    June 30, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
  • Location:
    Department of Media Study, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo NY

To Apply:

The University at Buffalo, Department of Media Study, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant 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. Appointment to begin in August 2017 for one year, renewable.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until June 30th 2017. To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, one peer reviewed publication, if applicable, a sample of other creative research, and contact info for three references at . The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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, Hallwalls, and Squeaky Wheel - and is easily accessible from New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal.