Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Global Digital Media Studies Department of Film & Media

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Global Digital Media Studies Department of Film & Media


Position overview Position titles:


  • Assistant Professor


  • Associate/Full Professor

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 Application Window
Open June 30th, 2022 through Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description


The Department of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure-track/tenured) in the area of Global Digital Media Studies. The Department is interested in both scholars working on digital media in non-Western cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts, as well as scholars thinking non-nationally about digital media with a broad global purview.

The Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley is one of the oldest film programs in the United States with a growing interest in a wide range of media practices, industries, and cultures. The Department holds a strong intellectual commitment to innovative interdisciplinary approaches to film and media research, evidenced in the scholarship of its thirteen current ladder faculty, seven of whom have officially shared appointments with other departments in the Division of Arts & Humanities. The department offers both a BA with approximately 300 current majors and a PhD in Film and Media with between 20-25 graduate students enrolled at any one time. It is currently one of the fastest-growing undergraduate majors in the Division of Arts & Humanities with a focus on film and media scholarship, criticism, and production.

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications
Broad competence in Digital Media Studies with a focus on non-Western and/or global contexts, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record; the ability to teach courses in digital media theory and culture; and a strong understanding of the study of media in the Arts & Humanities. At the associate or full professor level, preference will be given to applicants with a distinguished record of research and publication; at the assistant professor level, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. Research in digital media topics in one of the following specializations will be desirable: networked and social media, game studies, critical AI studies, critical surveillance studies, sound studies, digital streaming platforms, or immersive media (AR/VR/MR).
Application Requirements by Level Assistant Professor
Position title: Assistant Professor
Document requirements


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including publication record


  • Cover Letter


  • Statement of Teaching


  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).


  • Research Sample: Article or chapter sized in English or original and English translation

Reference requirements

  • 2-4 required (contact information only)


References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03503 Associate/Full Professor
Position title: Associate/Full Professor
Document requirements


  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including publication record


  • Cover Letter


  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).


  • Research Sample: Article or chapter sized in English or original and English translation

Reference requirements

  • 2-4 required (contact information only)


References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03503
Help contact: rfahmngr@berkeley.edu
Campus Information


Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location Berkeley, CA

To apply, visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03503







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