Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pitt hiring professor with focus on East Asian media studies.

The University of Pittsburgh is hiring an appointment-stream (non-tenure track) professor focused loosely on East Asian media studies for a position shared among the School of Computing and Information, the Department of Communication, and the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures.
The School of Computing and Information and the Dietrich School of Arts and Science at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for a joint Teaching Assistant Professor position, pending budgetary approval. This is a full-time, appointment stream position. The initial appointment is for three years and will begin on September 1, 2022. The course load is six courses per year, divided among the School of Computing and Information (3 courses), the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (1 course), and the Department of Communication (2 courses).

The ideal candidate will address the curricular needs in an interdisciplinary area of media studies in East Asia, including issues such as privacy, social, political, and ethical implications of data in today’s society, media and consumer culture, data privacy, and data-oriented courses that may use quantitative methodology.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in hand at the time of application in a discipline, such as communication, media studies, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate should possess native or near-native fluency in English and an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) in all skill areas, as well as experience and interest in teaching at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The candidate should demonstrate energy to collaborate with other technologists, ethicists, and Asianists on campus, including existing film studies and media studies faculty. The candidate should have experience in teaching for at least three years of in-person and/or remote courses at a North American educational institution of higher learning.

The candidate should present documented evidence of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and innovative pedagogy, as well as a commitment to curriculum and programming that appeals to a diverse student body. The candidate should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues.