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Openings at The Media School

On this page, we list open positions. We invite you and your colleagues to apply.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Faculty Positions

Advertising - Assistant Professor

The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in advertising. This is a position for candidates specializing in studying advertising’s evolving and innovative dimensions. The Media School provides a supportive environment for teaching across media disciplines, with advertising as one of its fastest growing areas of undergraduate enrollment. The ideal applicant will have a scholarly program of research focused on advertising, with the ability to teach on the academic as well as the professional side of our curriculum. The successful applicant will be expected to play a role in developing/refining our advertising and strategic communication curriculum, with the ability to teach courses such as Principles of Advertising, Advertising and Consumer Culture, and Advanced Advertising Strategies, but also design innovative courses in their areas of expertise that will advance the professional development of students.

Duties will include teaching, research, and service. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a media related-field or be ABD at the time of application. The appointment starts on August 1, 2018.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4192. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Robert Potter, The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington or rfpotter@indiana.edu. See more at: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/

Advertising - Lecturer

The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a faculty position in advertising. This is a non-tenure track lecturer position for someone with significant professional experience in leading advertising strategy and campaign development across traditional and emerging media formats. The Media School provides a supportive environment for teaching across media disciplines, with advertising as one of its fastest growing areas of concentration. The ideal applicant should hold a BA degree at a minimum and have peer or public recognition of achievement in the advertising industry. An advanced degree is preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to serve a leadership role in developing/refining our advertising and strategic communication curriculum and teach courses such as Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication, Principles of Creative Advertising, Elements of Strategic Planning, and Advanced Advertising Strategies. This new colleague will also be encouraged to design innovative courses that will advance the professional development of students across the converged media landscape.  The appointment starts on August 1, 2018.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4191. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Walter Gantz, The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington or gantz@indiana.edu. See more at: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/

Media Theory, Culture, and Technology – Assistant Professor

The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018. Candidates for this position should have an established record of publication and teaching at the intersection of media theory, culture, and technology. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to screen studies, emergent media, sound studies, software studies, media history, and technology studies. Digital humanities approaches are welcome. The successful candidate can expect to be working in an innovative, newly-created Media School that brings together cinema and media studies, journalism, communication science, and media production, offering curricular tracks in these areas as well as game design, media management, and media technologies and cultures. The position’s duties include teaching, research, and service.  The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Media Studies, Film Studies, or a closely related field or be ABD at the time of application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4189.  Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Dr. Stephanie DeBoer, The Media School, Indiana University, 940 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7108 or e-mail sdeboer@indiana.edu  See more at: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/

Social Scientist – Assistant Professor

The Media School at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018. Candidates for this position should have a social science background with a record of publishing innovative media research. We hope to hire a colleague who can build on the Media School’s existing research strengths in areas such as media effects, health communication, media policy, media economics, or political communication. The position’s duties include teaching, research, and service. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in a media related-field or be ABD at the time of application.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4190.  Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Nicole Martins, The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington or nicomart@indiana.edu. See more at: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/

Staff Positions

Director of IU Student Media

The Director of Student Media serves as the chief executive officer for the Indiana Daily Student (IDS) and its digital formats, the Arbutus yearbook, and their related and supplemental media. (The IDS and Arbutus are student media whose independence is guaranteed by a Charter adopted by the university’s Board of Trustees in 1969.)

The position directs the overall editorial and financial operations of these enterprises, which also serve as university educational laboratories. This position is the chief editorial adviser to both the IDS and Arbutus and requires a thorough understanding and commitment to journalistic principles, standards and ethics. The director also must possess media-related editorial, business and financial acumen to succeed in the digital age.

Because of rapidly evolving media convergence, the director will work collaboratively with other media entities at the university and lead with a vision that keeps student media at the forefront of innovation.

The position serves and provides leadership to a variety of committees, service organizations and related professional organizations to keep the organization both visible and state-of-the-art. This position regularly accompanies student leaders and other employees to such conferences. The current position’s occupant also teaches in the Media School and fulfills committee responsibilities in the School.

This position reports directly to the dean of the Media School.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 9, 2018; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials online at https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/43374.

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