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Be My Colleague, Part II

October 25th, 2011 | Jonathan Gray

And a third posting …

The Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, to begin in August 2012. Candidates will be expected to conduct research, develop and teach courses, and supervise graduate students in the critical, intersectional analysis of identity and representation in contemporary media, including race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality. Those whose work demonstrates a transnational/global/diasporic focus and an ability to combine methodological approaches are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach a large undergraduate lecture course in addition to other specialist courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Ph.D. in a related field and evidence of scholarly excellence and teaching ability are required. See also http://commarts.wisc.edu. Please submit a CV and a letter detailing interests and capabilities, and arrange to have sent three letters of reference, to Professor Jonathan Gray, Media, Identity, and Representation Search, 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 December 29, 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 Jonathan Gray at jagray3@wisc.edu

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Be My Colleague

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. Read more…

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Looking for an academic job or a place in grad school?

October 10th, 2011 | Jonathan Gray

While I slack off from writing real posts, instead I thought I’d give a wholly narcissistic shout out to some of my earlier posts. If you or someone you know is on the academic job market in media and cultural studies, this time last year I wrote a multi-part series with some advice, and some great folk contributed their own advice in the comments too, so be sure to read them. Earlier this year, I also wrote a three part series on applying to grad school, and once again some great minds chipped in down in the comments, so read those too.

The academic job market pieces, and links:

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As for the series on getting into grad schools:

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The Media Studies Job Market, 10: The Offer

October 17th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

And so I come to the end of my journey through the hiring process with this post. Before I wrap it all up, though, let me say that I’m sure I’ve missed a lot along the way. Please feel free to post below or to email me about issues you’d like to see covered. If I can do so, I will; if not, and if I think I know someone who could provide a guest post on the issue, I’ll try to get them to do so.

Anyways, the offer, after the fold: Read more…

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The Media Studies Job Market, 9b: The Campus Interview

October 9th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

With pilot season behind us, it’s time to return to the job market posts. And I begin with a Tale of Two Interviews.

As an intro to discussing interviews, let me share these stories – a good one, and a bad one (they’re also my first and the second respectively – I thought my later ones would be less helpful for ABD readers). I’ll list lessons from them, along with some general points, at the end. But I want to share the stories, since my sense is that most people hear about “the job talk” and little more, thereby focusing all their energy on a small (albeit vital) part of the visit. More after the fold … Read more…

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The Media Studies Job Market, 9a: The Phone Interview

September 18th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

Not all universities do phone interviews, but they’re pretty common. If you’re being interviewed by phone, you’re likely in the final ten or so, if for logistical reasons alone (it takes a lot of time to do these), and if it’s a group interviewing you, you may be in an even more elite group. It’s a tricky stage, though, since a lot of people wait till they get to the campus visit to do the really top-notch preparation, and there have been a few times when I’ve heard this become all too painfully clear in a phone interview. Below the fold, I’ll try to offer a few thoughts on how to interview in general, and how to handle the peculiar demands of phone interviews. Read more…

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The Media Studies Job Market, 8: The Upgrade Search

September 17th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

Till now, most of my comments have been offered with an ABD or very recent Ph.D. in mind, but this post’s for those who’ve got a job already but are looking for another one. I planned to do it, and so am posting it, but in retrospect, it feels like I’m saying things you probably already know? So maybe this is still for the ABD who is thinking ahead to the next search? Please ignore as you see fit! After the fold …

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Wanna Be My Colleague?

September 12th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

Time for another interlude, this time to announce that my department, Communication Arts at University of Wisconsin, Madison, and more specifically my area of the department, Media and Cultural Studies, has two job listings. I’m super excited to announce them, and I will be so happy to have two new colleagues next year. I adore this program and city, I would highly recommend both, and I look forward to seeing a whole bunch of applications. We will try to run these two searches as humanely as possible within the confines of UW policies on confidentiality and due process for searches, and of our personal schedules (which, of course, will be exacerbated by running two searches at once).

However, more than one friend has warned me that these blog posts I’ve been running could soon be poured over for Nostradamus-like signs of who we’ll pick. So before I include the listings below, after the fold, let me make two points crystal clear:

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The Media Studies Job Market, 7: Searching as an Academic Couple

September 5th, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

Mrs. Extratextuals is an Assistant Professor at Wisconsin too, in another department. She finished her Ph.D. in 2009, and so in 2008 we were both on the market. The Miracle of Miracles occurred and we both got interviews at the respective top programs in our fields (okay, so some would argue the rankings, but best for each of us), followed by us both getting the jobs. While perhaps the Stonemasons were behind it all, to the best of my and her knowledge, she was not a partner hire. But we’d prepared for it a long time, asked endless people about it, and I’ve seen partner hires occur, meaning I still feel able to talk about the process. More after the fold …

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The Media Studies Job Market, 6: Open Rank Hires

September 1st, 2010 | Jonathan Gray

Why should ABDs or assistants even bother to apply?

Last time, we discussed “inside” hires, but the other concern I hear a lot is with regards open rank hires. It’s easy to see why your average ABD may feel that their chances are nil when competing against a senior prof with multiple books, articles, and courses under their belt, and “profile” in the field.

But I once again want to warn you against discounting your chances in such a situation. Granted, this may be an uphill battle, more so than fighting an inside hire; it is, however, by no means an impossible one.

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