Rita Raley on Tue, 25 Sep 2007 22:10:38 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Senior Global Media Position (UCSB)

Senior Global Media Position

Global Media and Representation
Mellichamp Academic Initiative Professorships

The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications from well-established scholars and teachers for an endowed chair in the field of "Global Media and Representation." As one of four positions clustered around the study of global civil society and dedicated to creating a high-profile, dynamic core of senior faculty interested in teaching, research, and collaboration within this area, this position will focus on the global expansion of media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Media such as print, audio, video, graphics, publishing, and the Internet have played a central role in weaving the world together into evermore complex networks of communication, exchange, interdependence, and exclusion, and in creating a new global civil society. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to investigate what happens to conceptions of the world when they are obliged to submit to the subjectivities, dominions, technologies, protocols, and politics of the global media. This exploration may consider what happens to information of all kinds (cognitive, sensate, imaginative) in the transmissions, translations, interactions, dispersions, diversions, and transformations that its cultural representation and mediation entails or requires - how these processes transpire on a global scale, what controls, manipulates, undermines, and dominates them both overtly and covertly, and how, particularly, these processes alter representations of what the global was, or is, or should be, or could be.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UC Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please respond to the Chair of the search committee with a letter of interest, cv, and the names of three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2007.

Bhaskar Sarkar and Lisa Parks
Global Media and Representation Search
Mellichamp Academic Initiative
College of Letters & Science - 2080
2217 Cheadle Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2080
Please visit http://www.hfa.ucsb.edu/mellichamp for additional information and descriptions of the four endowed chair searches of the Mellichamp Academic Initiative.
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