The Journalism and Media Studies Department (JMS) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in the intersection between critical media studies and critical race theory. Rank will be determined based on the credentials of the final candidate. Duties include but are not limited to teaching courses in media studies and/or film studies in a department that interlinks media theory, media criticism, media production, and studies of race and gender. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with a teaching load of 21 semester credit hours and an expectation of peer-reviewed scholarship or creative activities and is set to begin in August 2020. Service may include advising, committee work, community engagement, and active commitment to developing the undergraduate program. Opportunities exist to provide departmental and program leadership in the future.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in media studies, film studies or a related field from an accredited college/university by the time of initial appointment. ABD candidates will be considered at the Instructor rank until PhD is received.
Additionally, candidates should have:
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching;
- Experience in teaching courses in media studies, digital storytelling, film studies and/or writing for media;
- Demonstrated commitment to peer-reviewed scholarship or creative activity;
- Dedication to program building and community engagement.
- Experience and/or interest working with and mentoring minority students
The preferred candidate will have expertise in a combination of the following areas:
Media and/or Film Studies: Critical analysis of media and pop culture, race, gender and sexuality studies, media theory, and film genres.
Production: Digital storytelling, screenwriting.
Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs to more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The academic cornerstone of the university, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a highly selective, residential institution enrolling over 1900 students. Recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University is in historic Macon, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta. For additional information about Mercer and the position, please contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. James Eric Black at email@example.com or visit www.mercer.edu
CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References, Personal Diversity Statement (Other document)
|Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy and professional interests, and names (along with current phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three references. Additionally, candidates should include a one-page personal diversity statement that includes your values related to diversity, your experiences working with diverse populations, and your future plans related to inclusivity.
Direct all inquiries to the search chair:
Dr. James Eric Black
Mercer University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Review of applications will begin February 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.