Assistant Professor in Media Studies

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
January 01, 2024
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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Professor in Media Studies

Department SC&I-Journalism & Media Stds Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Digital/Online Platforms and Marginalized Communities. We seek candidates in this area focused on production, circulation, political economy, and/or online sociality and civic engagement, with an emphasis on power, politics, culture, race, and/or identity.

Some examples of (but not limited to) the types of scholarship that would fit the call include:

- Popular culture, digital media culture, and/or content creation

- Legacy media transformation in the digital age

- Youth and digital media

- Digital media activism and social change

- Techno-social practices of social media, video-based or immersive platforms, and/or influencer culture

- Social, political and/or cultural implications of algorithms or artificial intelligence

- Surveillance studies

- Disinformation, conspiracies or hate speech online

- Critical approaches to data infrastructures

- Inequities in access, uses, and outcomes of technology

- Social inequality and democratic participation

We are particularly interested in scholarship that focuses on these areas in relation to historically marginalized communities, especially LGBTQ+, Latinx, Black people, and other underrepresented groups.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of tenure-track faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

Position Status Full Time Posting Number 23FA0869 Posting Open Date 08/23/2023 Posting Close Date 01/01/2024


Minimum Education and Experience

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field as of June 2024 and should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of effective teaching.

Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment Overview

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,100 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. We are currently in an exciting period of transformation and growth as we form a hub for data science across departments at Rutgers University.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) is a dynamic center of learning at the heart of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. Founded in 1982, SC&I research and teaching is delivered by three academic departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science. Through ?ve undergraduate majors and minors, three masters degrees, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, the school teaches over 8,000 students each year, of whom 2,500 are its own undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students. Geographically adjacent and closely connected to the world's largest media and information hubs and supported by Rutgers' vibrant scholarly community, SC&I embraces the university goals of promoting diversity throughout our networks and programs, and is committed to social engagement. For more information about the school see: https://

Faculty in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies have doctoral degrees in a variety of fields, including communication, journalism, mass communication, sociology, history, political science, anthropology and other areas. We study the operation of media at local, national, and international levels, and our research methods range from humanistic to social scientific.


Posting Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will only be accepted through the Rutgers job board. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit (1) a cover letter that articulates their fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research and teaching foci, (2) a CV, (3) two writing samples, and (4) the names and contact information of three references (no letters at this time).

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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Writing Sample 2
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