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Assistant Professor of Global Media Studies

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Journalism/Communication

Department: Journalism
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022; open until filled

Required Application Materials

Please include in your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Three personal statements:
    • Research accomplishments and future plans
    • Teaching experience and approach
    • Personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. The School of Journalism and Communication is dedicated to building a diverse community that is committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. Please address the following in your statement:
      • Your understanding of inequities in academia faced by historically under-represented or disadvantaged groups,
      • Evidence of successful mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed to reduce barriers for under-represented r disadvantaged groups, and
      • Specific plans for how you could contribute to our department’s goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.

Position Announcement

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor of Global Media Studies with a focus on one or more regions of the Global South, which may include Latin America, Africa, or South Asia. This faculty member would serve a demonstrated interest in global and non-western media systems and processes among undergraduate and graduate students within the SOJC and across campus.

Research areas of the candidate include (but are not limited to) political economy of media/communication, transnational indigenous media, media infrastructures, media and gender, technology and social movements, South to North and South to South media flows, history of international communication, international media law, or indigenous and/or community alternative media in the Global South.

Because global media are central to our undergraduate curriculum, the candidate would teach one of the school’s core courses, J396 International Communication as well as a range of range of specialized 400-level courses that would satisfy core context and major degree requirements in media studies, advertising, journalism, and public relations.

The candidate would have the opportunity to teach graduate level courses and advise doctoral students. Furthermore, the candidate would have the opportunity to establish relationships with the Division of Global Engagement, the newly established School of Global Studies and Languages, and the work of many other centers and units campus-wide.

Department or Program Summary

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,300 undergraduates and 170 graduate students on the University of Oregon campuses in Eugene and Portland. Undergraduate BA and BS degrees are offered in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations, as well as a variety of minors and tracks. Graduate programs include professional master’s in brand responsibility, journalism, multimedia journalism, and strategic communication, as well as master’s and PhD programs in communication and media studies. The school contributes courses to the interdisciplinary majors across the university. The SOJC is home to two research centers—the Center for Science Communication Research in Eugene and the Agora Journalism Center in Portland—as well as labs and production facilities in both locations. It employs approximately 100 faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees, and 130 student employees. The SOJC is one of the oldest journalism and communication programs in the nation, founded in 1916, and one of the first programs to be accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. Highly qualified ABDs will be considered, but must have the doctorate in hand before starting in the position. Candidates must have a demonstrable record of conducting research and publishing.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience in news media and/or teaching experience at the university level is desirable

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a "very high research activity" ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body, as well as campus-wide efforts to build a welcoming, inclusive community for our student body. The UO's 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


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