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The Department of Radio-Television-Film at Northwestern University invites applications to fill a full time tenure-track position to begin September 1, 2020. We seek a media studies PhD with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following subfields: 1) media industries 2) race and ethnicity studies 3) global media studies 4) emergent or “new” media studies. We expect to hire at the assistant professor rank, with appointment in the department of Radio-Television-Film within the School of Communication. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching and the capacity to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in the department, with emphasis upon a robust undergraduate program that combines media studies and production, and the Screen Cultures PhD program, a humanities-based program grounded in critical and cultural theory, cultural history, and media poetics. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted via the link below by December 15, 2019, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample or article length manuscript of no more than 25 pages, and the names and contact information of three recommenders. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Inquiries about the search should be sent to rtf@northwestern.edu. We welcome applications from scholars of color, especially those from underrepresented minority groups. We likewise welcome applications from women, gender non-conforming, transgender, and queer scholars. Northwestern is a top-tier, private research university with three campuses: Evanston, Chicago, and Doha. The Evanston campus, located just north of Chicago and on Lake Michigan, houses the six schools that offer undergraduate instruction (music, education and social policy, journalism, engineering and applied science, arts and sciences, and communication), the Graduate School, and the Kellogg School of Management. The Chicago campus is home to the schools of medicine and law. The new Doha campus, in Qatar, offers an undergraduate program in journalism and communication. The School of Communication has five departments and offers a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate, professional, and graduate programs. The departments span the communication arts and sciences and include the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the Department of Performance Studies, and the Department of Theatre (which includes music theatre and dance). The faculty of 150 includes 105 tenure-track faculty. The school offers instruction to roughly 1200 undergraduate majors and 700 graduate and professional students. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page: Applications will only be accepted via online submission. Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Please also prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references; your references will be contacted directly by the online system and invited to upload their letters on your behalf. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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