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Assistant Professor of Media Studies (Tenure-Track)

Apply now Job no: 494169
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Faculty

The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Media Studies (Tenure-Track) starting in August 2020. We seek a Media Studies scholar with expertise in the critical study of Sports Media.

The appointed candidate will join a Visual and Sound Media program that emphasizes both media studies and media production, and that will be seeing a $1.8 million upgrade to its production facilities in the coming months. Moreover, the appointed candidate will participate in a new and growing Sports Media minor that has quickly become the largest minor within the College of Communication and the Arts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include teaching assigned courses (3-3 teaching load) in the Visual and Sound Media program; conducting impactful research and publishing scholarly work related to media; advising Visual and Sound Media students across several concentrations and minor(s); and contributing to program development, curricular innovation, and coordination. Faculty are also expected to be active members of the College of Communication and the Arts and the broader University Community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in media studies or a related field (degree completion by August 2020); we invite applicants with a range of humanistic/critical approaches to the study of media.
  • Two or more years of successful college-level teaching experience.
  • Evidence that the candidate will have a successful publication record commensurate with tenure at an R2 institution.
  • The ability to regularly teach across the Visual and Sound Media curriculum in existing undergraduate classes such as but not limited to: Introduction to Media Studies, Electronic Age in America (a course about the history of radio and television), Evolution of Film Art, Digital Media Studies, and Senior Seminar.
  • The ability to regularly teach across the Sports Media minor curriculum in existing undergraduate classes such as but not limited to: Introduction to Sports Media, and Sports, Media, and Culture.
  • The ability to create new undergraduate media studies courses on topics related to the candidate’s area of expertise, with the potential opportunity to also create courses on the graduate level in the future
  • A commitment to collaborating in growing a new, interdisciplinary sports media program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Scholarship that engages media and critical race studies or media and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies – with particular attention to the sports media field.
  • Experience and knowledge of media production.

Exempt/Nonexempt:

  • Exempt

Physical Demands:

  • General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; contact information for three professional references; and transcript(s) for all coursework completed. Optional documents include, but are not limited to: (1) Teaching philosophy; (2) Letters of reference.
  • Review of applications begins immediately. All candidates who submit completed applications by Friday, April 3, 2020 will be given full consideration.
  • Questions about the position may be directed to search committee chair Dr. Branden Buehler at Branden.Buehler@shu.edu or (973) 275-2794.

About the College of Communication and the Arts and Seton Hall University:

The College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University is a dynamic community where students, scholars, artists, theorists, critics, practitioners and professionals all thrive together. We offer new programs focusing on the 21st century digital culture, both on campus and online. Our goal is to inspire and enable students to lead, create and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence.


Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey, just 14 miles from New York City. It is the oldest Catholic diocesan institution of higher education in the United States, and the Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a doctoral university. It is home to approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,700 graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. An exciting and culturally diverse community, Seton Hall pursues academic excellence and ethical development in a collaborative environment, and prepares its students to be servant leaders in their professional and community lives.

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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