Instructor in Media Audiences
New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
United States

Description

NYU Los Angeles is seeking a local, part-time instructor to teach an undergraduate course, Media Audiences under the sponsorship of Media, Culture, and Communication Department at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

The course is ecpected to be for Fall 2021 (September 2 through December 14). The class meeting pattern for this 4 credit course will be discussed with qualified applicants during the interview process. In addition to the time required for course preparation, classroom instruction, and assessment, the instructor is required to hold a minimum of one set 60-minute "office hour" per instruction day, during which time the instructor will be available to meet with students. The instructor must be prepared to deliver course content remotely if conditions do not allow in-person instruction.

Course Description:

Communication and media scholars have long concerned themselves with the relationship between various media/technologies and ‘the audience.’  Different intentions and perspectives inform the discourse and research on how media and communication technologies and their audiences/users interact.  This course will examine the history, theories, and methodologies of audience research, always questioning the construction of audiences and media users -- constructions that are shaped by commercial, academic, political and cultural interests. Students will examine different approaches to audience research that inform the concerns, questions, methods, findings, and implications of audience/user research.

Please review a sample syllabus for more details about the course.

About NYU and NYU Los Angeles: 

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. NYU Los Angeles is a new study away opportunity designed for upper-level undergraduate students planning for careers in the entertainment and media industries. The program combines highly focused academic programming, including industry internships with a substantial professional development component. 

 If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit the NYU Los Angeles program website.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in the relevant field. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching courses on media and communication at the undergraduate level within a degree granting program. Candidates with experience in audience research strongly preferred. 

Application Instructions

Applications must include: (1) a current CV, (2) cover letter, and (3) student course evaluations (if available).

All applications must be made online through Interfolio at LINK XX. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the following guide useful: Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search. 


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