The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Media and the Environment. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.
We are a department with a broad research agenda that includes multiple scholarly approaches to film and media and a dynamic understanding of what consitutes objects of film and media study. With this appointment we intend to expand the department’s research and curricular strengths, international scope, and interdisciplinary interests.
We are seeking a humanities scholar whose scholarship connects the historical and theoretical scope of our field to a broader spatial and environmental consciousness informed by science and technology studies. Our ideal candidate is a media researcher interested in the various ways that media and the environment influence, structure, and inhabit one another. Areas of specialization might include: environmentally-themed media; media ecologies; social movements and media advocacy; resource use and waste economies; green media; media-rich practices of scientific investigation; biopower and geopolitics.
The dossier of the successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching as well as an outstanding record of research activity. S/he will be expected to teach in the core areas of our undergraduate and graduate programs and develop innovative courses on media and the environment integrated within a liberal arts curriculum. A PhD is expected by the time of appointment. The department is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students. Our facilities include the state-of-the-art Pollock Theater housed within the Carsey-Wolf Center which supports research, teaching, and public programming about all forms of media, including the Environmental Media Initiative and its Blue Horizons and GreenScreen course clusters. Our university is also home to the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the pioneering Environmental Studies Program, and the English Department’s Center for Literature and Environment among other concentrated areas of environmental research. An interdisciplinary doctoral emphasis in Environment and Society has just been approved on our campus.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/, and must include
1) a letter of application outlining current and future research plans;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) one writing sample;
4) at least three confidential letters of recommendation.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received on or before October 31, 2014. For any questions, please contact Kathy Murray at email@example.com.
Department website: http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/
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