Job Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor Media Studies

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science in Cambridge, MA is seeking faculty of Media Studies starting July 1, 2021, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The search is for a candidate to be hired at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure level, commensurate on experience.

The position will include an ambitious research agenda focused on the area of civic media; faculty responsibilities will include teaching in the Comparative Media Studies (CMS) graduate and undergraduate program, working with the CMS community on civic media issues and research, advising Master theses, and serving on departmental and university-wide committees. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Media Studies with a record of publication and research activity in Civic Media by start of employment. Relevant areas of specialization include the contemporary practice, history, or theory of one or more of the following: forms of civic engagement around traditional and new media; critical, participatory, and co-creative methodologies; and underrepresented, global, and diasporic communities. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates whose work goes beyond technological solutionism, engages marginalized communities, and explores intersections between social justice & civic media, and addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality, power, and difference.

CMS/W is an inclusive program and we actively support diversity in our hiring process.

Please submit a letter of application that addresses your research agenda and civic practice (not to exceed three pages), C.V., and one publication.

Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online job #17234

Questions about the position can be directed to The application deadline is January 4, 2021.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.