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We're Moving
Thursday, July 23, 2015

On August 10, 2015 we will be moving back to the newly remodeled Wilson Hall. We look forward to our new welcoming space and seeing all of our students there!

Distinguished Majors Final Presentation
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Class of 2015's distinguished majors will be presenting thier final projects on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The presentations will be held in Clemons 407 beginning at 10:00am.

Andre Cavalcante Receives Award
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dr. Andre Cavalacante is the winner of the University of Michigan's Communication Department 2014 Mark Foote Distinguished Dissertation Award for Best Dissertation. Dr. Cavalcante's dissertation,"The Struggle for the Ordinary: Media Culture, Transgender Audiences and the Achievement of Everyday Life," was singled out for its scope, originality, and conceptual development. Cavalcante also teaches for the Women, Gender & Sexuality Program.

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Department of Media Studies (http://www.mediastudies.virginia.edu) at the University of Virginia seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor, appointment beginning August 25, 2015. The successful candidate must have a PhD (or be ABD with expected completion of June 2015), evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and excellent research promise in the field of media studies. We are searching for a scholar who specializes in social media and mobile technologies. We particularly welcome candidates with a focus on one or more of the following: infrastructures, mobilities, and non-North American perspectives. Candidates should be well versed in theories of technology, globalization, and new media so as to complement current departmental strengths in global media, technology, and policy.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVA, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest that describes research agenda and teaching experience, curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information of three (3) references that can speak to research excellence. Also, under separate cover by e-mail please arrange for one (1) of the references listed in the CV to send a confidential letter of recommendation to: Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee, mediastudiessearch@gmail.com.

For priority consideration, please submit all application materials and letters of reference by November 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Professor Bruce Williams, Chair of Search Committee, baw5n@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.

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