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Welcome Meredith Clark!
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Meredith Clark to the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies!

Dr. Meredith D. Clark (@meredithclark) is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power. Her award-winning dissertation on Black Twitter landed her on The Root 100, the news website's list of the most influential African Americans in the country, in 2015. She's a regular contributor to Poynter.org's diversity column, and her research has been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, the Journal of Social Media in Society, and New Media & Society. Dr. Clark is a graduate of Florida A&M University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and comes to UVA from the University of North Texas, where she spent three years as a tenure-track assistant professor of digital and print news. She's a pet mom to two tabby cats, Gabe and Spencer, and a devoted "Grey's Anatomy" fan.

In the fall of 2017, she will be teaching a new course, MDST 3559 Reading Black Digital Culture: Using a mix of scholarly and popular-press readings and an examination of digital artifacts, this course takes a critical, intersectional approach to analyzing the creations and contributions of Black digital culture from the mid-90s to the present. Covering topics including the early Black blogosphere; the creation of niche content sites like BlackPlanet.com; the emergence of Black Twitter; the circulation of memes, and the use second-screening. This course will satisfy the Diversity and Identity requirement for majors. Please check SIS for enrollment.

Graduation
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Graduates will receive one (1) student ticket for themselves and three (3) guest tickets. Ticket pickup is as follows:

FRIDAY, April 21st in WILSON 217

                9am-noon  and 1pm-3pm

 

MONDAY, April 24th in WILSON 127

                9am-noon and 1pm-3pm

 

TUESDAY, April 25th in WILSON 127

                9am-noon and 1pm-3pm

You will need to bring your student id and sign for your tickets. Please do not randomly stop by the office for your tickets, as they will be locked up at other times.

We Are Hiring
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
The University of Virginia Department of Media Studies seeks to fill a non-tenure track Academic General Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, during the 2017-2018 academic year. The initial one-year appointment may be renewable for an additional year contingent upon funding, satisfactory performance, and departmental teaching needs. A teaching load of 2-2 is anticipated, and compensation will take the form of part- time salary with benefits. Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, Media Policy, Race/Ethnicity and Media, Global Media, or Media History. The position will begin in the fall 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.
Successful candidates must have completed a PhD in Media/Screen/Communication Studies or related field no later than May 2017.
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0620615.
 

Lecturer in Media Studies
The University of Virginia Department of Media Studies seeks applications to fill non-tenure track Lecturer positions during the 2017-2018 academic year. Subject areas of particular need include, but are not limited to, Media Policy, Race/Ethnicity and Media, Global Media, and Media History. A PhD or appropriate terminal degree is expected by the start date, but not required. Teaching experience is required. Compensation will take the form of wages. Applications will be considered beginning April 14, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), and electronically attach the following: a current CV, cover letter, and complete contact information for three professional references. Search on posting 0620616.

Questions regarding these positions should be directed to: Barbara Gibbons 434-243-8855 bjg4q@eservices.virginia.edu The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

2017 Internships
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Don't forget to check out upcoming internships on our 2017 Internships page.

Graduation Information - Class of 2017
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Graduation will be held May 20, 2017. If your parents will need a hotel, book early! Rooms fill up quickly.

The Department ceremony will be held in Old Cabell Hall at 12:30. Please note that tickets for the Department ceremony will be limited to 3 per student.

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