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October 24th, 2011 | Jonathan Gray

For anyone on the job market in media studies, or anyone who knows someone, please do pass on these two opportunities, the first a tenure-track position in digital media production with a fast-approaching deadline, the second a pretty sweet postdoc position due two weeks later. I have fantastic colleagues, but am greedy and want more.

(1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Digital Media Production

The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks outstanding applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, to begin in fall 2012. Candidates will be expected to conduct creative work and/or research in digital media, as well as to develop and teach courses in the theory and practice of digital media production. The new faculty member will teach a large introductory first-year course that emphasizes the convergence of interactive media, moving image, and audio production under a special initiative from the Chancellor. Candidates should possess broad-based skills in interactive web design and programming with HTML/CSS, high-definition video shooting and editing, sound design, and media compression for broadband delivery. Successful candidate will supervise teaching assistants in the first-year course, as well as teach additional courses in her/his specialized areas of expertise. MFA, Ph.D, or equivalent in Communication or related field required, with a record of significant accomplishment. Previous teaching experience preferred. See also http://commarts.wisc.edu.

Submit CV, letter detailing interests and capabilities, examples of creative work and/or relevant scholarly writing, and three letters of reference to Michele Hilmes, Chair, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706. Electronic applications will not be accepted. The deadline to assure full consideration is November 1, 2011. EOE/AA. Employment may require a criminal background check. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. The Department of Communication Arts is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups. Questions about the search may be directed to Professor J. J. Murphy at jjmurphy@wisc.edu.

(2) Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014

Call for Applications
Deadline: November 14, 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it will provide three two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhDs starting on August 27, 2012. Fellows will be affiliated with a department in the College of Letters & Science as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Center for the Humanities. They will teach one undergraduate course per semester in
one of the humanities or humanistic social science departments in the College of Letters & Science.

The theme for 2012-13 “Media: Cuneiform to Digital and Beyond.” From discourse networks to print culture; from semiotics to graphic systems; from codex to video; from radio to radiography; and from data
mining to the culture industry, the interdisciplinary humanities have produced a wide range of theories and histories of media. We invite applications for excellent, cutting-edge work focused on any media (verbal, visual, audial, kinetic); on any forms (oral, print, performance, digital); and on any media systems (local, global, private, mass market). We encourage both a long and broad view of media studies and welcome applications from researchers across the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose work reflects upon or has significant implications for ancient to contemporary conceptions of media and mediation in any region(s) of the world. We seek work that challenges disciplinary or methodological boundaries. Applicants should take care in their proposals to explicate how their research relates to this theme.

The stipend for Mellon postdoctoral fellows is $55,167 per academic year, with a $2,000 per year research allowance, $3,000 per year travel allowance, and a one-time $2,500 computer allowance. Fellows are eligible for health insurance (http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/gradben.pdf).

In addition to boasting over 50 departments and centers in the humanities, UW-Madison is the home of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture as well as the locus of new initiatives and projects in the Digital Humanities, Public Humanities, and Visual Culture.

Application Information

Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than five years past receiving their PhD. To be eligible for this competition, degree must be received between August 2007 and August
2012. Applicants must hold a PhD in a humanities discipline or in the humanistic social sciences. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have one by August 2012 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Application materials must include the following items in this order, submitted as a single MSWord or PDF document:

Application Form: Download an application form from this website: http://www.humanities.wisc.edu/programs/mellon-postdocs/call.html. Proposal of up to 2,000 words that incorporates: an explanation of
completed research (including dissertation); work in progress; research that will be conducted as a Mellon Fellow, including its relation to the Mellon theme; professional goals and plans for publication; possible undergraduate courses to be taught; and other relevant information. Include how you believe you would benefit from being at UW-Madison, including the faculty associations you would like to develop; curriculum vitae; writing sample of up to 25 pages. Optional: Statement of teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi or descriptions of courses you have taught or would like to teach.

Submit your application materials at this website: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7P7mExdqqhePjow. Arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to UW-Madison. Reference letters should be submitted electronically as PDF or Word documents sent to fellows@humanities.wisc.edu. Deadline for applications: November 14, 2011.

All materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by this date. Selected recipients may not hold another fellowship simultaneous with this one. Because this fellowship includes teaching, a criminal background check may be required of fellowship recipients.

Questions: Jessica Courtier, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Coordinator, fellows@humanities.wisc.edu or 608-516-8109. For more information about the program, see http://www.humanities.wisc.edu/programs/mellon-postdocs/

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