Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing

Position ID:MIT-CMSW-CIVIC [#17234]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor Media Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Civic Media
Media Studies
Appl Deadline:2021/01/04 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/19, finished 2021/04/26, listed until 2021/05/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science in Cambridge, MA is seeking faculty of Media Studies starting July 1, 2021, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter.

The search is for a candidate to be hired at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure level, commensurate on experience. The position will include an ambitious research agenda focused on the area of civic media; faculty responsibilities will include teaching in the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) graduate and undergraduate program, working with the CMS community on civic media issues and research, advising Master theses, and serving on departmental and university-wide committees. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Media Studies with a record of publication and research activity in Civic Media by start of employment. Relevant areas of specialization include the contemporary practice, history, or theory of one or more of the following: forms of civic engagement around traditional and new media; critical, participatory, and co-creative methodologies; and underrepresented, global, and diasporic communities. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates whose work goes beyond technological solutionism, engages marginalized communities, and explores intersections between social justice & civic media, and addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality, power, and difference.

CMS/W is an inclusive program and we actively support diversity in our hiring process.

Please submit a letter of application that addresses your research agenda and civic practice (not to exceed three pages), C.V., and one publication. Questions about the position can be directed to The application deadline is January 4, 2021.

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. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

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:
email address
Comparative Media Studies/Writing
MIT, 14E-303
Cambridge, MA 02139