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Visiting Assistant Professor in Race and Media

University of Maryland

This is a Full-time position in College Park, MD posted December 1, 2020.

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor to start in August 2021.

This is a one-year post with the possibility of renewal for a second year.Merrill College anticipates a search for a tenure-track faculty member once a state hiring freeze is lifted.

This individual would be welcome to apply.We seek an active scholar with demonstrated cutting-edge research and innovative teaching interests in the intersectionality of journalism, race and social media that can include any of the following:* How media and race intersect with topics such as politics; health inequities; environmental injustice, and social justice.

Research could include how race impacts sports; popular culture; protest movements; wealth; poverty, housing, social exclusion, and power structures.* Modes and theories of investigation e.g.

Critical Race Theory, systemic racism and institutional racism, including anti-racism movements impacting U.S.

culture and politics.* Social media and race, including studies of online protests, implicit bias, racial exclusion, and the cultivation of social media groups divided by race.

Studies could include disinformation and misinformation distributed on social media.* U.S.

media, race, and democracy.* Studies of race as a social construct; the language of race; race identity; race politics and the legacy of racial violence, including lynchings, racial massacres and genocide, especially as viewed through such lenses as contemporary media theory, deep data sets, visual media, graphic data, or sociology.As Visiting Assistant Professor, the scholar would teach two courses per semester (four per year) in areas related to research interests.

The College seeks a scholar with an interest in continuing active research, mentoring graduate students, and contributing to intellectual discussions and debate that would increase academic rigor, deepen the understanding of the role of journalists in a changing industry, and raise the visibility of the College on a national stage.

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