Assistant Professor of Queer and/or Transgender Media Studies, Tenure-Track
Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University - Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (New York, NY)
October 1, 2019
Post date: August 8, 2019

Steinhardt seeks an entry-level, assistant professor with a clearly-articulated research profile and teaching agenda in queer and/or transgender media studies. Candidates should have expertise in past and present scholarship in queer and/or transgender theory, as well as demonstrated research and teaching in media studies. We welcome additional areas in dialogue with queer and/or transgender studies, including but not limited to the following: global media studies, race and media, queer of color critique, media activism, platform studies and social media, sound studies, visual culture, and media history.

Responsibilities: Conduct research; provide academic instruction and advisement at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level; contribute administratively to the department in areas reflective of the applicant’s unique strengths and interests; advance the department’s mission; and actively participate in faculty meetings, committees, and other areas of services relative to Steinhardt and NYU.

Qualifications: In addition to a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching, the successful candidate will have a doctoral degree by spring 2020 in media studies or a closely related field; a demonstrated ability to develop a nationally recognized research program that includes the ability to attract research support; strong communication skills as a classroom educator; a proven commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching; and the potential for service to the department, school, and university.


Application Instructions 

Please apply online via Interfolio with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of scholarly writing, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity, equity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching, mentoring, and broader work), and names and contact information for three references who will be automatically contacted by Interfolio on your behalf to upload confidential letters.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than October 1, 2019.  Additional information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Nicole Starosielski, search committee chair, at

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