Associate Professor of Critical Media Practices – University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) welcomes applications for an Associate Professor. We are seeking candidates who have a proven commitment and dedication to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Candidates should demonstrate scholarly and artistic engagement in media practices from a broad perspective. Expertise should include one, if not more, of the following: documentary media practices, sound practices, performance media practices, immersive media practices, media production, emergent technologies, or other related fields. This position will also contribute to our evolving undergraduate and PhD programs by providing leadership and a creative approach to pedagogy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate historical and contemporary knowledge of critical theory pertaining to media practice, and a professional record of creative achievement in media arts practices.

The Department of Critical Media Practices (DCMP) currently offers a BA in Media Production, a practice-based PhD in Emergent Technologies and Media Art Practices, and houses an MFA program in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices. For more information, please see the entry for Critical Media Practices at ( The department adopts a distinctive approach to the evolving landscape of creative media-making and the need to provide alternatives to conventional academic compartmentalization. In addition to working with faculty throughout the college (CMCI), our campus collaborators include faculty from Anthropology, Art and Art History, Dance, English, Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, Cultural Geography, Music, and Theater. Facilities include technologically sophisticated lab/production capabilities, and campus resources such as the ATLAS Institute and NEST (Nature, Environment, Science & Technology) Studio for the Arts.

Established in 2015, the College of Media, Communication and Information is at the forefront of the revolution in communication and digital technology. CMCI prides itself on offering students an interdisciplinary education with a focus on innovation and creativity. Our students and faculty from six departments and an independent PhD program think across boundaries, innovate around emerging problems and create culture that transcends convention.

CMCI strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this commitment and demonstrate understanding of the experiences of those historically underrepresented in higher education. We welcome applications from minoritized racial and ethnic identities, ciswomen, non-normative genders and sexualities, persons with disabilities, and others who have encountered legacies of marginalization.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. CU Boulder Benefits include domestic partners and health insurance coverage for hormone replacement therapy. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Course development and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level
  • Providing leadership in undergraduate education, and serving on graduate thesis and dissertation committees
  • Providing service to the departments and campus

Required: Terminal degree, academic teaching and research experience (MFA or PhD). A substantive record of scholarly and creative achievement. Strong commitment to teaching.

Desired: PhD preferred. Applicants should, upon appointment, be immediately tenurable at this institution

The following application materials are to be submitted online:

1. A current Resume/Curriculum Vita with links to scholarly and/or media works.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

All job related inquiries should be directed to the search chair for this posting, Associate Professor Tara Knight,

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The Department of Critical Media Practices addresses the how and why of creative practices in the 21st century, adopting a distinctive approach to the evolving landscape of creative media-making and the need to provide alternatives to conventional academic compartmentalization.