Faculty Position: History and Critical Theory of New Media, Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley's cross-disciplinary Center for New Media is seeking highly qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2007, pending budgetary approval.

The Center for New Media, founded in 2004, focuses on the growing set of representational technologies that emerge from the paradigm of computation. The Center investigates the ways that new media have changed social and individual experience, and to anticipate and impact the future of digital media. The CNM combines research perspectives from art, technology, design, and the humanities. It has several full-time faculty and over 100 affiliated faculty representing 31 departments across campus. The Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses, a Designated Emphasis in New Media at the PhD level, and a variety of lectures, special events, and symposia.

Applicants should demonstrate scholarly command of the history and critical theory of New Media via written publications and experience with cross-disciplinary dialogue across divisions. Special attention will be paid to applicants with skills in designing and implementing innovative systems, games, artworks, or other modes of scholarly communication that explore contemporary issues.

The successful candidate will have a home appointment in an existing department (or departments) to be determined based on background and experience.

Applications must include:

One-page cover letter describing the candidate's distinguishing strengths in history and critical theory, experience, motivation, and objectives in applying; C.V.; one-page summary of research objectives; one-page summary of teaching objectives; one-page summary of the unique qualities the candidate might contribute with reference to the Center for New Media's existing programs and faculty; website where recent publications and projects may be reviewed with one-page description of three most significant items on that website; list of up to three most relevant Berkeley departments for home appointment; names and full contact information of three potential recommenders.

Female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2007 and candidates are urged to apply by that date. The application period closes January 12, 2007; applications received after that date cannot be considered.

Mail to: CNM Faculty Search Committee, University of California at Berkeley,
390 Wurster Hall MC 1066, Berkeley CA 94720. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.