NEWS

Two Faculty Openings in EMAC Program

March 30, 2013

The School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas invites scholars to apply for two positions in the Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) Program beginning as early as August 2013: one at the Assistant Professor level and the other at the tenured level. The latter appointment seeks an individual to serve as the Director of the EMAC program. Appointment could begin as early as September 1, 2013; search will remain open until positions are filled.

Assistant Professor

Applicants at the tenure track level must have an MFA or PhD at the time of appointment.

Associate Professor/Professor

Applicants at the senior level must have a strong interest and demonstrated history in securing extramural research funding. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment.

We seek outstanding teacher/scholars who take a variety of research approaches to emerging media and communications including a social scientific approach to the study of social media, broadly construed. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, youth and media, networked journalism, online social networks, digital media and health, political communication, media globalization, digital media and learning, and big data and data journalism. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplines, such as communication, humanities, information studies, sociology, education, and computer science.

Located within the School of Arts and Humanities, this young and innovative program emphasizes interdisciplinary study of digital and social media and addresses the importance of understanding the social and cultural implications of the digitally networked world, as well as research and development of new social and technological solutions and applications.

The EMAC program will be moving into the new Arts and Technology building at UT Dallas in the fall of 2013, EMAC offers the BA and MA in Emerging Media and Communications, EMAC faculty also advises doctoral students in the Arts and Technology Ph.D. program.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013, and will continue until the positions are filled; the starting date may be as early as August 2013. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Faculty Records Office prior to the first day of official employment for those applicants selected to teach at the University.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. UT Dallas strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University’s faculty and administration.

To apply for the Assistant Professor position, applicants should submit (a) their current curriculum vitae, (b) a letter of interest (including research interests), and (c) at least three letters of recommendation via the online application form.

To apply for the tenured position, applicants should submit (a) their current curriculum vitae, (b) a letter of interest (including research interests, and (c) at least five letters of recommendation via the online application form.