[Air-L] job opening - Temple University

Jan Fernback fernback at temple.edu
Tue Aug 9 12:20:53 PDT 2016

Please see this job listing for a position in Social Media and Media

*Temple University*

*School of Media and Communication*

*Department of Media Studies and Production*

*Tenure-Track Assistant Professor*

*Social Media and Media Industries*

 The Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University
invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor whose research
and teaching focuses on *social media and media industries*, both broadly

Candidates will have a Ph.D. or equivalent (completed by October 2016) in
communication or a related media and technology studies discipline. An
active program of scholarship and publication is essential. Research areas
may include the institutional impact of social media and the ways in which
the media industries are evolving to adapt to an environment within which
social, networked media have become central. The ideal candidate will be a
scholar with practical experience in app design, other design for mobile or
wearable media or augmented/virtual reality, web series production, or
social media marketing. Preference is for applicants whose research agenda
complements the department’s existing approaches to media, technology, and
production. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for outstanding
research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate works well in
multicultural communities and is able to teach national and international
students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated evidence of
pursuing and securing externally funded grants is desirable.

The Department of Media Studies and Production (http://smc.temple.edu/msp)
has more than 800 undergraduate majors in four tracks: Media Production,
Media Business & Entrepreneurship, Media Analysis, and Emergent Media. The
MSP department also offers a minor in Digital Media Technologies. On the
graduate level, the department offers an M.A. in Media Studies and
Production, and the MSP faculty contributes to SMC’s interdisciplinary M.S.
in Globalization and Development Communication and the Ph.D. program in
Media and Communication.

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication is in Philadelphia,
the nation’s fourth-largest media market. SMC is a comprehensive school of
communication whose other departments are Advertising, Journalism, and
Strategic Communication. Nearly 3,000 undergraduates are enrolled in our
four departments and a shared bachelor’s degree program in Communication
Studies. More than 100 graduate students are pursuing our Ph.D., M.A.,
M.J., and M.S. degrees. The university community at large includes nearly
38,000 students in the region and at several international campuses. Temple
is a Carnegie Research University (highest research activity). For more
information about the department, school and university, please visit
http://www.temple.edu/smc. Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal
access affirmative action employer, committed to achieving a diverse

For best consideration, application materials should be received no later
than September 30, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should submit electronic copies
of a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching agendas, up to
three reprints of articles or other evidence of scholarly activity, as well
as evidence of teaching effectiveness. Names, titles and email addresses of
three professional references are also required with the application. All
materials, and any questions, should be submitted via email to the search
committee chair, Matthew Lombard, at lombard at temple.edu.

Jan Fernback, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program
Dept of Media Studies & Production
School of Media & Communication
Temple University
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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