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Media: Circulation and Convergence

The Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor working on the interface and interpenetration of different media, communication and cultural technologies, and media circulation studies.   We are particularly interested in candidates who might affiliate with the University’s new initiative in Asian languages and cultures. Analyses of “old” and “new,” mass and “high,” analogue and digital, visual, acoustic, and literary media are all germane. Research areas may include the relation between traditional formats and technologies and new media, conceptual analyses of “media” and associated notions (“virtual,” “digital”).  Research investigating divergent theories and practices of media in differing geopolitical and cultural contexts, particularly Asia, as well as the study of media in diverse historical and aesthetic conditions will be of particular interest.  This tenure-line position will be shared between the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and a humanities department in the Weinberg College, which will be the candidate’s tenure home.  Ph.D. by the time of appointment and teaching experience are expected.  Applications are welcome from diverse humanities disciplines. AA/EOE applications from women and under-represented minority candidates are encouraged.

The application has five parts: 1. a research statement outlining the applicant’s current research agenda; 2. a teaching statement describing teaching experience and interests; 3. a writing sample (35 pages maximum); 4. a curriculum vitae; and 5. the names and email addresses for three recommenders.  Only electronic applications will be accepted. Submit your material via the online application system found at  The application deadline is January 11, 2013. 

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