[Air-L] Tenure Track Position in Global Digital Media

Shafer, Leah SHAFER at hws.edu
Tue Sep 11 14:57:03 PDT 2018

apologies for cross-posting

Assistant Professor
Department of Media and Society

The Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of global digital media to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate should: 1) have a Ph.D. in media studies or a related field in hand by July 1, 2019, 2) have teaching and research experience in new and emerging media and their historical and social contexts (including race, gender, and class), 3) focus on Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, or the Middle East, and 4) be able to incorporate both theory and practice (basic production) into their courses. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching American undergraduates in an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.

One of the largest majors on campus, the Media and Society Program fosters a critical analysis of the media's influence on society and the individual, and provides students with a broad and sophisticated understanding of media within a liberal arts environment.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/52627. Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive first consideration, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Jacki Baroody (baroody at hws.edu<mailto:ferran at hws.edu>).


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean's offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges' mission.

Leah Shafer
associate professor | media and society program
hobart and william smith colleges | shafer at hws.edu

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