The Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor. Preference will be given to applicants in the area of critical cultural media studies.

The successful candidate will need to have specialization in one or more of the following areas: broadcast history, film history, global cinema, global and/or transnational media industry studies, and/or production cultures. Current and potential future scholarly productivity should be commensurate with the expectations of a Research I institution. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a media-related field by the time of the beginning of the appointment, August 16, 2020. Salary is competitive.

The Department of Journalism and Creative Media is home to 900-plus undergraduate and master’s students. It is also part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, whose 3,000-plus students include more than 50 doctoral students. Additional information about the Department, the College and the University is available at

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,000 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, a diverse city with a population of more than 115,000 and offers an excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living.

To apply for this position, go to and provide the following:
1.      A cover letter
2.      An up-to-date CV
3.      A sample of scholarly writing (no more than 30 pages)
4.      Evidence of teaching effectiveness
5.      Names and contact information for three references

Additional materials (e.g., Research/Scholarship/Creative Activities Statement and Teaching Philosophy) can be included, but are optional.

Screening of applications begins January 10, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the search is completed. UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the search should be directed to the search chair, Dr. Andrew Billings (; 205-348-8658).