Assistant Professor in Global Media Industries (Entertainment & Media Studies)

Position ID: 43662
University of Georgia
Journalism & Mass Communication
Journalism Entertainment & Media Studies
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
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Assistant Professor
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Posting Details


Posting Number F0395P
Working Title Assistant Professor Global Media Industries
Department Journalism Entertainment & Media Studies
About the University of Georgia

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

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.

Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2020
Job Posting Date 07/03/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

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 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

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

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.

Position Details


Position Information


Classification Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Mass Communications, Media Studies or closely-aligned field required by August 1, 2020.

Position Summary

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

Additional Requirements

Candidates must have demonstrated potential for strong teaching and scholarly research.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for a diverse body of production-oriented students in a professional school setting is preferred.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

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Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
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