Job Title – MRTS Lecturer in Media Studies Job Description: The Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a 3-year Lecturer position in Media Studies (with the possibility of renewal) beginning August 2023. The area of expertise is open, but the department is especially interested in candidates with training in critical cultural studies approaches to digital media or gaming studies. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load consisting primarily of several sections of our introductory course, “Foundations of Media Arts,” and, depending on their areas of expertise, sections of existing intermediate courses, for example: “Digital Media and Society,” “Social Media Strategies,” “Perspectives on Video Games,” or “Understanding Media Industry Studies.” The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to expand our curriculum by developing advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Our goal is to add courses to our curriculum to better cover the various areas of Media Arts beyond film and television.
• Ph.D. in Media Studies or a comparable field.
• Training in critical cultural studies approaches to digital media or gaming studies.
• Evidence of commitment to diversity as demonstrated in research, or other scholarship and teaching materials.
• Interest in expanding the Media Arts curriculum.
• Teaching experience at the university level.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
UNT is an R1 research university in Denton, Texas, which is in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The Metroplex, as this area is known, is the most populous metropolitan area in Texas and in the South, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The Denton campus, as the flagship research campus of the UNT System, has over 42,000 students including more than 8,000 graduate students. The university holds the distinction of being designated by the US Department of Interior as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). HSIs and MSIs are unique both in their missions and in their day-to-day operations, as well as in the composition of their administrative leadership. The Department of Media Arts houses two undergraduate majors—a BA in Media Arts and a BA in Converged Broadcast Media—as well as four undergraduate certificates: Television News Producing, Media Management, Digital Media Studies, and Spanish Language Media. The department also offers a Master of Arts degree in Media Arts and an MFA in Documentary Production and Studies. Located within the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth television market (currently ranked 5th in the U.S.) the department frequently hosts professionals who serve as guest speakers and adjunct professors. The location within the DFW market offers numerous internship and part-time employment opportunities while students are pursuing their degrees. With more than 1300 undergraduate students, we are one of the largest and most active programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students have the opportunity to work for our local television news station, ntTV, or for the radio station, KNTU.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Review of applications begins on October 28, though the position will remain open until filled. To apply, search for Posting # F988P and follow the instructions on the UNT System Human Resources Website: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/search
Quicklink for posting: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/64534
For more information about the position, contact the search committee co-chairs:
Jennifer Gómez Menjívar, email@example.com Stephen Mandiberg, firstname.lastname@example.org