Assistant Professor in New Media at North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Job Opening:
Assistant Professor in Media/New Media Production
Department of Communication Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Application Deadline:
December 6, 2013

Start Date
July 1, 2014


Position Summary:

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 competitive.

Educational Requirements:

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.

Qualifications and Experience:

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.

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