EMST Global Media Industries

Department of Entertainment and Media Studies

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Entertainment and Media Studies to begin August 2020.

Academic Rank/Salary
Assistant Professor. Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We seek a scholar who focuses on global media industries, transnational media, and/or international media cultures. Candidate interests may include but are not necessarily limited to: non-US media production, distribution, or exhibition; comparative global and/or transnational media industries; economic, regulatory, political facets and/or of reception of international film, television, or entertainment media.

PhD in Mass Communications, Media Studies or closely-aligned field required by August 1, 2020. Candidates must have potential for strong teaching and scholarly research. Ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for a diverse body of production-oriented students in a professional school setting is preferred.

To Apply
Grady College, its departments, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/97043. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James F. Hamilton, Professor, Head of Department of Entertainment and Media Studies, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 120 Hooper Street, Athens, Georgia 30602-3018, 706.542.3785 or hamilton@uga.edu.

More about the department, college and university
The Department of Entertainment and Media Studies (EMST) together with the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, and the Department of Journalism constitutes the units of the Grady College. EMST is home to media scholars working in a variety of theoretical and methodological traditions. It administers the undergraduate major in Entertainment & Media Studies, which teaches visual storytelling focused on entertainment. The major consists of a required core of five classes focused on writing, visual analysis, production basics, and industry organization and structure. Elective classes provide students with opportunities to deepen their skills in areas such as advanced production, advanced writing, and advanced research. All courses in this major are informed by a media-studies pedagogy—which includes integration of theory and practice and attention to issues of culture, power, and identity along with media uses and effects.

Augmenting the department programs is the presence of the Peabody Awards, the oldest and most prestigious awards program that recognizes excellence in broadcast and electronic media. In addition, significant experiential learning opportunities exist through the Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad Program, and the Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program. The major and its programs position students for jobs in the entertainment media industry and policy position across, film, television, gaming and other new media.

The New Media Institute (NMI) is located within the department but as an interdisciplinary certificate-granting unit available to students throughout the university. It is dedicated to the innovative exploration of digital media technology. Through the NMI’s New Media Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, students of any major can develop new media expertise. Students are required to complete 17 credit hours to earn the certificate. Certificate courses are hands-on and highly interactive, providing students a foundation of skills and knowledge that prepare them to respond to changes in technology throughout their careers.

Learn more about the Grady College at www.grady.uga.edu. Georgia is well known for its quality of life, and for outdoors, urban, cultural and arts activities (http://www.exploregeorgia.org/).

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students, including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Athens is a vibrant, diverse community that is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best college towns.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.