Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Position ID:MIT-CMSW-CIVIC [#16172]
Position Title: Academic Position in Civic Media
Position Type:Non-regular rank faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Area: Civic Media
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/03/25, updated 2020/03/13, listed until 2020/05/05)
Position Description:    

MIT's Program in Comparative Media Studies in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science is seeking a one-year visiting professor (full/associate/assistant) or lecturer of Media Studies starting Summer 2020. We are interested in both junior and senior scholars. Junior scholars without an appointment elsewhere would be appointed as “lecturer” while senior scholars with a home institution would be appointed as a visiting professor based on their rank at their home institution.

The position will be focused in the area of civic media and responsibilities will include teaching in the CMS program, working with the CMS community on civic media issues and research, and some potential master's thesis advising and departmental service. Candidates should have a Ph.D. with a record of publication and research activity relevant to civic media (candidates with other significant civic media engagement, research and teaching experience may be considered). Relevant areas of specialization include the contemporary practice, history, or theory of one or more of the following: forms of civic engagement around journalism, journalism and new media, and location-based social networks; participatory civic media; media and democracy. We are particularly interested in those working with marginalized communities and forms of social justice & civic media.  Applicants should have teaching experience.

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., and samples of your research and publications. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Eric Klopfer, Head of Comparative Media Studies, klopfer@mit.edu. The application deadline is May 5, 2020.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Teaching a 2/1 schedule and helping to run the CMS colloquium
  • Adapting existing curriculum and creating new curriculum where applicable
  • Working with CMS graduate students
  • Working with faculty and staff to plan the CMS program in Civic Media
  • Helping develop new work and proposals in Civic Media
Qualifications and Skills:
Required:
  • PhD in a field relevant to Civic Media (candidates with other significant research and teaching experience may be considered)
  • Teaching experience
  • Established research and publication in the field of Civic Media Ability to communicate ideas and impact of research to the general public
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
Preferred:
  • Experience working on grant and funding applications
  • Experience advising graduate students


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://cmsw.mit.edu
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Comparative Media Studies/Writing
MIT, 14E-303
Cambridge, MA 02139

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