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Assistant Professor of Media Studies


Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Office or College

 Kendall College of Arts and Sciences


 Faculty Positions

Position Summary

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Media Studies, commencing August 2018. Ph.D. is required.

We seek a candidate who specializes in information in a globally mediated context and someone who is able to teach our students how to think about a 21st century world lit up by technology and buffeted by the constant movement of information. Broadly interpreted, this would mean a familiarity with quantitative methodologies and/or interest in data and the study of modern culture and the world. Areas of interest might include, but are not limited to, information flows, transnational media, digital data infrastructures, critical economic development studies, digital currencies, the use of algorithms in the construction of social identity, creative and cultural industries, and global cultures and identities, as well as regional area interests in Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, or the Russian Commonwealth. We especially welcome candidates capable of articulating their own distinct vision for media studies at TU.

The Department of Media Studies encompasses media history, criticism, and theory, with an emphasis on American social, political, and cultural contexts. The department includes active scholars who specialize in digital studies, screen cultures and identities, political communication, journalism, and media and social thought.

The Department of Media Studies is part of the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, one of five colleges at The University of Tulsa (TU). TU, one of the oldest private educational institutions in Oklahoma, had a fall 2016 enrollment of 4,671 students. The U.S. News and World Report ranks TU in the top 50 private schools in the United States. Information about TU and the Kendall College of Arts & Sciences programs may be found at

Tulsa, nestled in the rolling green hills of northeastern Oklahoma, is one of the most livable and affordable cities in the United States with a lively arts and cultural scene, a metropolitan population of over 930,000, and a cost of living index of 85% of the national average.

The University of Tulsa is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages nominations of, and applications from, all candidates who will contribute to the commitment of diversity of our faculty as well as excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin August 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following documents as a single pdf in the order listed to (1) a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests and plans (three pages maximum), (2) a curriculum vita, and (3) names and complete contact information for at least three references. Additional portfolio materials may be requested.

Send email inquiries to Dr. Ben Peters, Search Committee Chair, at






The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.