Assistant or Associate Professor -- media visual entertainment

Athens, GA, USA, 15. January 2022.

Assistant or Associate Professor

Posting Number: F1097P
Department: Grady-Entertain & Media Stds
Anticipated Start Date: 08/01/2022
Location of Vacancy: Athens Area

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Position Details

Faculty Rank: Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type: Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status: Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Mass Communication, Media Studies or related field.

Position Summary: The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies seeks to fill one position for a teacher and scholar of media visual entertainment. Appointment will either be at the Assistant tenure-track level or at the Associate level with tenure. The faculty member will teach four courses a year on an academic appointment (nine months). Mentoring of graduate students and direction of theses and dissertations, and service on department, college and university committees is expected.

Additional Requirements: If a candidate is hired at the Assistant Professor level, they are eligible for reappointment. Candidates applying at the Associate level with tenure should meet the tenure expectations of that rank at a Research I institution.  For more information regarding the ranks of Assistant and Associate Professor, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification: Evidence is required of a publication record commensurate with rank applied for.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies: Preferred research emphases include but are not limited to post-broadcast television, diversity, intersectionality, and/or social movements.

Required Documents: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, List of References with Contact Information

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2022. Applications include a curriculum vitae and cover letter describing academic qualifications and professional experience, showing how a candidate will add value to the program. The cover letter should indicate the rank the candidate is applying for. Furthermore, applicants should show how their teaching, service and research have supported the success of students from racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the film and entertainment industries. Applicants who may not yet have had that experience should explain how their work will further the College’s commitment to diversity. Contact information for three references should also be provided.

Address questions to: Professor Anandam Kavoori, Grady College Search Committee Chair and Professor, Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-3154, (706) 542-4971 or

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