Senior Professor in Digital Media: Black Media

The School of Literature, Media and Communication (LMC) at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of associate or full professor. LMC is seeking a scholar practitioner of digital media working in the area of Black media. In the era of #BlackLivesMatter, there is increasing recognition of the importance of social media and other digitally-mediated spaces to understand black experience and broader questions of race in culture and society. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to critical race studies, interaction design, information design, game design, game studies, educational computing, computational journalism, civic media, digital equity, digital humanities, design studies, media studies, critical data studies, algorithm studies, broadening participation in computing, and culturally responsive computing. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and an established research trajectory that fits well with the mission of the school.

LMC is an excellent site for agenda-setting Black media scholarship and design because of its mission of humanistic inquiry in a technological world, its already established community partnerships, and its location at a public technological university in Atlanta, which is an important center for African American culture and for media and technology. The School supports multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees, and the successful candidate would be expected to contribute to our undergraduate programs in literature, media, and communication and computational media (joint with computer science), as well as our masters and Ph.D. Programs in digital media. For additional information on the School, consult our web site at www.lmc.gatech.edu.

As a school, we believe diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities; therefore, we are committed to building and sustaining a socially just, equitable, and inclusive academic unit. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer whose academic core mission is based on the principles of inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice.

Candidates should email a CV and letter of interest emailed as one single PDF to hiring@mail.gatech.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017.