Now Hiring Post-Doctoral Fellow in Community Media

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is seeking an individual with expertise in community media, with a focus on Latin American or the Caribbean. As one of the fastest growing and most vibrant sectors of public culture, community media includes a range of entrepreneurial work now underway across the United States and around the world, including initiatives in youth media, local radio, community blogs, citizen journalism, public computing centers, geo-specific community publications, local cable access, and many aspects of Web 2.0 culture. The faculty member who joins us will contribute to the school's mission: to use the power of communication and digital media to make a difference in the world.

The faculty member we hire is likely to identify as a scholar and a practitioner, advocate and creative media professional. We seek a colleague with an abiding interest in promoting diversity through supporting the growth of community media. The candidate may be interested in exploring alternative, oppositional, participatory and collaborative media practices.

We welcome candidates from a number of different fields (including film, journalism, communication, writing & rhetoric, and library and information studies) who are examining how an increasingly participatory global media culture in multicultural societies embraces the changing ways in which people create and consume media.

We are seeking someone who may assist in the development of community outreach initiatives to connect faculty and students in the Harrington School to local Hispanic and Caribbean groups and organizations in the State of Rhode Island and, in the process, advance issues of diversity in research and teaching.

The Faculty Fellow appointment is for the academic calendar year, 2012-2013. The candidate will teach one course per semester in a sponsoring department of the Harrington School of Communication and Media and will be given an opportunity to pursue his/her scholarly, creative or service interests. There may be an opportunity for the Fellow to transition into a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the department, contingent upon a favorable review of the Fellow's teaching and scholarly productivity during the apprenticeship.

Responsibilities include the following:

Work to expand the visibility and importance of the School's expertise in global and intercultural communication through a combination of teaching, research and service.

Teach one course per semester in a sponsoring department of the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

Promote diversity through supporting the growth of community media.

Explore alternative, oppositional, participatory and collaborative media practices.

Assist in the development of community outreach initiatives to connect faculty and students in the Harrington School to local Hispanic and Caribbean groups and organizations in the State of Rhode Island and, in the process, advance issues of diversity in research and teaching. 

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Friday, June 1, 2012