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Assistant Professor in Media Studies

Organization: Wake Forest University
Date Posted: 8/27/2019
Date Needed: 10/31/2019
City: Winston Salem
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

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Assistant Professor in Media Studies

Position Description

The Department of Communication invites applications for a tenure track position to begin fall 2019. We seek candidates who specialize in critical and cultural approaches to media studies with an emphasis on media ethics and/or diverse representations in media along with demonstrated teaching that bridges critical media studies perspectives with creative practice. A Ph.D. along with a body of scholarly work is required; professional experience in the field of new media, broadcast journalism, digital or web design, or a related field is desirable. The teaching responsibility is nine courses over two years. As a University committed to the teacher-scholar ideal, Wake Forest expects excellent teaching at all levels, a sustained commitment to student and community engagement, and an active research agenda. 

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, with 5100 undergraduates, 3000 professional and graduate students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto Pro Humanitate. For quick facts about the University, go to For information about the Department of Communication, visit

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated and is known as the “City of the Arts and Innovation.” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

This institution offers benefits to domestic partners and spouses. 

How to Apply / Contact

Application Instructions


Interested applicants should apply online at, and submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Steven Giles, Chair, Department of Communication, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plans, sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Confidential letters must be sent to Technical questions regarding the online application system should be directed to: For questions about the position, contact Steven Giles, Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until the position is filled.

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