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University of Georgia
  • Position Number: 3418088
  • Location: Athens, GA
  • Position Type: Communications - Media & Communication Studies

The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies invites applications for faculty whose research and teaching addresses issues in television entertainment or, more broadly, in screen cultures in media entertainment including television, film, and/or digital media. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Depending on qualifications, candidates may apply at the Assistant Professor rank on tenure-track eligible for yearly reappointment), or at the Associate Professor rank with tenure. This position at the Assistant rank is eligible for reappointment. Information about faculty ranks and about the promotion- and-tenure process can be found at

Desired research areas include but are not limited to:
Television studies
Post-network television
Major streaming platforms in media entertainment
Transmedia narrative and media entertainment
Domestic or global media-entertainment industries
Underrepresented communities and media entertainment
Streaming cultures and media entertainment
Media entertainment, social justice and social change
Audience studies and media entertainment
Fan cultures and media entertainment
User-generated content and media entertainment

Mentoring of graduate students and direction of theses and dissertations, and service on department, college and university committees is expected.

This position carries a 2/2 teaching load. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in specific areas of expertise, teaching responsibilities will include 1-2 additional courses in theoretical, methodological and/or substantive required courses for majors.

Required Qualification
PhD in Mass Communication or related field
Research that clearly focuses on television entertainment or, more broadly, on screen cultures in media entertainment including television, film, and/or digital media

Evidence of a planned program of significant and original scholarly research of sufficient quantity and quality to meet the standards of the rank applied for and the expectations of a Research I institution
Candidates applying at the Associate Professor rank with tenure should exhibit a significant and substantial research and teaching record that warrants appointment at that rank at a Research I institution.

Preferred Qualification
At least one year of university-level teaching experience as the instructor of record in teaching classes in television entertainment or screen cultures in media entertainment.
Demonstrated familiarity with the emergence, development and general scholarly debates in fields of media studies and in mass communication.
Demonstrated commitment to work with students of all backgrounds and with students holding a range of worldviews.

How to apply
Interested candidates may apply at the University of Georgia's Human Resources website at

About the College and University
The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) is home to media scholars of varied theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which focuses on entertainment media for the screen by providing students with professional courses in the theory and in the production of creative media within a media studies framework. EMST also houses the New Media Institute, which explores the critical, commercial, and creative dimensions of emerging digital technologies. Find out more at and

Augmenting the department undergraduate programs is the MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media (co-administered with the Department of Theater and Film Studies in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences), which positions students for production careers in the entertainment media industry across film, television and other digital media. Find out more about the MFA FTVDM program at: In addition, department faculty contribute to the college's wide-ranging graduate program that offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

UGA's College of Journalism and Mass Communication celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. EMST, along with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitute the primary administrative units of the college. Among the major industry programs housed here is the Peabody Awards. Now entering its 80th year, it is the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media. degrees.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. UGA offers many benefits, including those offered to qualified employees through the Family & Medical Leave Act.

UGA is a Research I, land grant/sea institution located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. More information about UGA is available at As the home of UGA, Athens is a vibrant, diverse community that is consistently rated as one of the nation's best college towns.

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