Critical Making Faculty Position at NC State University

Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Making and Media Production

Department of Communication
North Carolina State University

The Department of Communication at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Making and Media Production.

We seek a scholar who is both able to engage critically with media technologies and practices and also build, make, and produce new forms of media. This scholar will bridge multiple approaches to media, including media theory, production, and critical making. The successful candidate will have expertise in areas such as mobile and social media, locative media, games, physical computing, audiovisual production, or media arts. Key to this position is the interaction between the production of media technologies and the theoretical understanding of their social, cultural, political, and economic implications. We are particularly interested in candidates who will produce scholarship and contribute pedagogical expertise that integrates creative skills with theoretical understandings of the changing mechanisms of production, circulation, and uses of media. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to equity and diversity in their teaching and research.

Candidates should be prepared to teach in the Media curriculum of the Department’s B.A. in Communication and to teach and mentor graduate students in the M.S. in Communication and the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication or a related field in the humanities or social sciences.

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Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals at NC State. We welcome applications from all persons without regard to sexual orientation. In its commitment to diversity and equity, NC State seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research and globally recognized for its strength in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with 600-700 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The CRDM program enjoys a growing national and international reputation as a destination for interdisciplinary digital media studies. Faculty and graduate students are actively engaged in research collaborations with colleagues in multiple departments across the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University as a whole. Key interdisciplinary programs and groups include the Circuit Research Studio, the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, the Mobile Gaming Research Lab, and the NC State Libraries Makerspaces. Faculty and students have access to cutting-edge simulation studios, maker spaces, and gaming research facilities at the University’s award-winning James B. Hunt Library.

The position will begin on July 1st, 2020. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three references, two samples of relevant scholarly publications, and a portfolio. To apply, go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/123339 .

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information regarding this position please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Adriana de Souza e Silva, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Communication
NC State University
aasilva@ncsu.edu