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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/

Environmental Communication – Assistant Professor

The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington invites applicants for an assistant professor specializing in environmental communication. The School seeks to expand its program of research focused on problems of environmental communication, especially climate change. The School offers an opportunity for those pursuing the social scientific study of science communication with various publics to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary research setting focused on finding solutions to environmental problems. Candidates who approach the study of environmental communication from angles such as risk communication, public opinion, media coverage, and public discussion and deliberation are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally significant research program, with the ability to bring important external funding to support research initiatives.

This hire is part of Indiana University’s Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenges program, which has received multi-million dollars in funding to address issues of environmental change (http://grandchallenges.iu.edu). Grand Challenges are large-scale problems that can only be solved by the application of dedicated research findings across multiple disciplines. The candidate will join a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities and will have opportunities for additional funding through the program.

Duties will include teaching, research, and service, as well as participation in the activities of the Grand Challenge project. The candidate should have a Ph. D. in communication or a media related-field, or be ABD at the time of application. The position will begin 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/4193. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Paul Wright, The Media School, Indiana University Bloomington or paulwrig@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 Administration and Strategic Initiatives

The Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives is the senior executive staff member of the Media School and a key position in the senior executive team of the Dean. The Director provides the leadership and management necessary to establish and maintain the proper strategic vision and administrative infrastructure of the School. This position is responsible for effectively growing the School and ensuring operating efficiency and financial strength. The Director will often make decisions where no precedent exists.

As the lead member of the Dean’s staff, the Director of Administration and Strategic Initiatives oversees and coordinates all of the non-academic administrative and support functions of the School. The Director has broad responsibility and authority in the areas of strategic planning and management, budget and financial planning, policy and program development, and communication.

This position requires the ability to work in both business and academic contexts, as the School is unique in a variety of ways. Many new initiatives will require insights into key markets, growth opportunities, and research to generate academic success in a dynamic new media economy. The Director manages highly visible and complex projects for both the School’s internal and external affairs, and facilitates coordination with the College and University communities. It requires great flexibility; a quick read on any given situation; and an in-depth understanding of the Media School, both at IU and in the national context of other Media and Communication schools.

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 Dec. 14, 2017; 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/41356.

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