Tenure-Track Position Open

The Department seeks a full time, tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 16, 2011 to conduct research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in at least one of the following areas: digital, interactive, social, or gaming media; media law and policy; media effects; and/or media economics

Candidates should have an earned doctorate or be in the final stages of dissertation completion and demonstrate potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for developing a program of scholarship suitable for tenure consideration. Salary is nationally competitive.

Established in 1940, the Department has approximately 510 students in its undergraduate and masters programs. It is one of five academic units in the College of Communication and Information Sciences, which includes an interdepartmental doctoral program ranked seventh nationally and the Institute for Communication and Information Research that includes a survey lab, a psychophysiology lab, a focus group lab, a child media lab, a content analysis lab and a theatre. The College operates the professional production facilities of the state’s Center for Public Television and Radio, award-winning Alabama Public Radio, student radio station WVUA-FM, and Tuscaloosa’s primary commercial television stations, low powered commercial WVUA-7 and full powered commercial WUOA-TV that serves the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa DMA through broadcast and DirecTV and Dish Network.

The University of Alabama, established in 1831 in Tuscaloosa, is currently rated seventh among public universities in the nation by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity as reported in Forbes. It has approximately 30,000 students, including 4,500 graduate students in over 120 masters and doctoral programs and a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral/Research Universities Extensive.” Tuscaloosa is a university-oriented community of nearly 100,000 located about fifty minutes southwest of Birmingham, in the nation’s 40th television market. It is a morning’s drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta.

Additional information about the Department, the College and the University, is available at www.tcf.ua.edu. Telephone inquiries (205-348-8653) and e-mail Glenda.Williams{at}ua.edu are welcome.

Visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu to apply. Attach an application letter, vita/resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references. Screening of applications begins November 24; however, applications will be accepted until search is completed.

UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.