Assistant Professor, Telecommunication and Film - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Teach undergraduate and graduate classes, conduct appropriate creative activity or scholarly research, and perform appropriate service.

The University of Alabama’s Department of Telecommunication and Film seeks a full time, tenure-track assistant professor beginning January 1, 2015 to conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least one of the following areas: digital, interactive, gaming, mobile, or social media; and/or media effects. The ideal candidate’s scholarship should focus on empirical, social scientific research on mediated communication processes and effects.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in communication or closely related field and demonstrate potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship suitable for tenure consideration.
Established in 1940, the Department has approximately 620 students in its undergraduate and masters programs. It is one of five academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, which includes an interdepartmental doctoral program ranked seventh nationally and the Institute for Communication and Information Research that includes a survey lab, a psychophysiology lab, a focus group lab, a child media lab, a content analysis lab and a theatre. The College operates the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, award-winning Alabama Public Radio, student radio station WVUA-FM, and Tuscaloosa’s primary commercial television station WVUA-7 that serves the Birmingham-Tuscaloosa market.
The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, is currently rated seventh among public universities in the nation by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity as reported in Forbes. It has approximately 36,000 students, including 5,400 graduate students in over 120 masters and doctoral programs and a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 100,000 located about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 40th television market. It is a short drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at
Visit to apply. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Applications will be accepted until search is completed.
UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Prior to hiring the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor, Telecommunication and Film
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Digital Media
  • Film and Video
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Digital Arts
  • Multimedia, Animation, Video Game
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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