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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Position
Media and Society Program

The Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2014. One of the largest majors on campus, our interdisciplinary program fosters a critical analysis of the media's pervasive influence on society and the individual. Currently, we offer classes in film, television, and new media studies, documentary and narrative production, and industry studies (see our website for specific classes). We seek a colleague who can contribute to these topics and offer new areas of research and teaching experience, particularly information flows and public discourse in the media. Some examples include: internet and public debate; the socio-cultural effects of newsgathering and dissemination in the digital age; the impact of digitization on democracy; freedom of information in the digital age; and civic dialogue and the “active public” in the information age.

We encourage applications from candidates with these and related interests. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching within an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014 required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applications are due by January 15, 2014. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae as a single PDF electronically to:

Ms. Tina Smaldone
Co-coordinator, Media and Society Program Search
smaldone@hws.edu

EOE

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.