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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Media Studies in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Media Studies specializing in critical media theory, with a focus on one or more of the following areas: media industries, media infrastructures, big data, social media, and platform and software studies. Preference would be given to applicants whose research emphasizes the politics of data exclusion and discrimination, or that focuses on other forms of online mistreatment (harassment, bullying, doxing, etc.), based on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality both within and across borders. In addition to excellence in research and teaching, the successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to extend the mission of our interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs. The position is anticipated to begin in August 2020. 

Who We Are

The Department of Media Studies offers a dynamic program of study that emphasizes the creative and analytical skills needed to operate in a complex media environment and to gain a deep understanding of the history and development of various means and forms of communication. We teach courses in media history; media activism; globalization and culture; Postcolonialism and decoloniality; media and religion; disruptive media entrepreneurship; media and human rights; popular culture, gender, race, class, and sexuality; media and food politics; audience studies, among many others. We offer an exciting Master’s degree in Media and Public Engagement and a well-ranked PhD program in media studies which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. 

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and build culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication and demonstrate an understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

This position will teach two courses each semester in a variety of media-related topics with an expectation to develop courses in the candidate’s own area of research expertise. Our department strongly values pedagogical and curricular innovation and we welcome strong leadership and vision in service. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Be Engaged. Be Inspired. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • A PhD in Media Studies or a related discipline is required. 

What You Will Need

  • A strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaborations and public advocacy and outreach.
  • Strong potential for academic scholarship (at the Assistant level) or evidence of an established and advanced research record (at the Associate level).

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Distinguished teaching experience

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Cover letter outlining interest in the position and research and teaching interests.
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
4. Statement of Research Interests.
5. An example of scholarly and/or creative work.
6. You will need to submit (3) references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by December 1, 2019.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.