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LeeAnne French lfrench at carseywolf.ucsb.edu
Thu Jun 2 13:20:11 PDT 2011

Please circulate  - deadline is June 10.

University of California Santa Barbara

Media Industries Project Manager

Job # CFTM 1105

UC Santa Barbara's Carsey-Wolf Center seeks a project manager for the Media Industries Project (MIP). Now entering its third year, MIP is a multidisciplinary project that examines major trends reshaping the media industries and their consequences for producers, distributors and consumers. Our research agenda focuses on digitization, globalization, and creative labor. Collaborators include media studies and communication scholars, as well as experts in related fields (http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/mip). We are looking for an individual with managerial and research expertise, as well as outstanding leadership skills. The project manager will devote 50% of her/his time to organizational duties and the rest to a program of research devoted to one or more of the above-mentioned MIP areas of emphasis.

The project manager works with a team of faculty, graduate students, and industry researchers under the direction of the project's Principal Investigators and the Carsey-Wolf Center Executive Director. Applicants should have expertise with issues related to the convergence of traditional and new media industries, including familiarity with relevant technologies, industry trends, professional practices, policy concerns, and social issues. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills and be comfortable interacting with high-level media professionals, scholars, and the public. A Ph.D. in media studies, communication, or a related field is required, and candidates should be published in her/his field of expertise and currently engaged in a relevant program of scholarly research.

The position is an Academic Coordinator II, Step 4 at 100% time for 12 months, which is renewable based on satisfactory performance reviews. Full health and disability benefits are included.

 Specific duties are to:

·      Manage and further develop MIP research projects, publications, and online web resources

·      Manage MIP correspondence regarding research, conferences, interviews, outreach and development

·      Provide leadership and oversight of MIP staff and graduate student research assistants

·      Serve as the point person for MIP’s interactions with industry professionals, academics, public interest advocates, and policymakers

·      Convene conferences and working group meetings in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley with media professionals, researchers, and social critics to address key questions affecting the media industries

·      Collaborate with university development staff in raising funds from external donors, foundations, and corporations

·       Coordinate activities with MIP project leaders, graduate student researchers, Carsey-Wolf Center staff, and university development staff


Apply by 6/10/11. Open until filled.

Please submit application letter, CV and contact information for at least 3 references to:

Academic Coordinator - CFTM 1105; Carsey-Wolf Center; Attn: LeeAnne French; 4431 SSMS Building University of California; Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010

The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. University of California is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

LeeAnne French, MESM
Associate Director
Carsey-Wolf Center
4431 SSMS Building 
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-4010

Ph: 805 893-2186
lfrench at carseywolf.ucsb.edu

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