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The Department of Media Arts at the University of Arizona seeks to fill a
tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning August 2002. As the
Department of Media Arts expects to recruit several faculty members in the
near future, applicants representing diverse areas of interest in media
industries and/or media productions can be considered. Candidates should
hold a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in a discipline complementary to the Department's
integrated curricular design of critical studies, production, and
professional studies; and should demonstrate promising development in
scholarly research and/or creative activity. Preference will be given to
those candidates who teach in more than one of the three curricular areas
of the Department.

Within the Department of Media Arts, three broad areas are taught through
various methodologies. Media Industries includes courses involving law and
regulation, management, economics, business, advertising, production
finance, distribution, and exhibition. Media Productions includes courses
involving computer animation, video and film production, sound design,
interactive media, multimedia, and screenwriting. Media Cultures includes
courses involving history, criticism, and theory of film, broadcasting, and
new media.

Media Industries applicants should have expertise in a combination of the
following: production studies, distribution, exhibition, audience studies,
and management.

Media Productions applicants should have expertise in at least one of the
following: screenwriting, producing, film production, video production,
digital production, post-production.

The Department of Media Arts enrolls 600 undergraduate and graduate
students in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts in
Media Arts degree programs. The Department has 11 full-time faculty and a
corps of adjunct instructors from related professional communities. The
faculty's diverse, integrative approaches to study in the field aim to
equip students with broad knowledge and durable skills.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2002, and continues until the
position is filled. Send curriculum vitae and names of at least four
references.

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Media Arts
University of Arizona
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076
Please do not send additional materials until requested.
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer -M/W/D/V.
For further details, see http://www.arts.arizona.edu/mediaarts/


Beretta E. Smith-Shomade, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Media Arts
University of Arizona

520-621-5899

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