Track Faculty Position in Digital / Interactive Media Industries

University of Texas Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film

United States


The Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, in affiliation with the newly launched Center for Entertainment and Media Industries in the Moody College of Communication, seeks applicants for a Lecturer in Media Studies with expertise in digital/interactive media industries. Ph.D. in Media Studies or closely related field by the time of appointment is required. This is a one-year assignment for the 2020-2021 academic year. The nine-month rate for this assignment is $42,000 and pays from 9/1/2020 through 5/31/2021. Teaching begins with the start of classes in August. University benefits are provided with the position from 9/1/2020 through 8/31/2021.

We seek applicants able to teach a 3/3 teaching load that includes upper-division courses in areas related to the gaming, social media, streaming media, podcasting, and/or music industries. In addition to teaching two courses in these topic areas each semester, candidates will be asked to work with the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries to supervise one internship/experiential learning course each semester. This internship/experiential learning course includes one hour of instruction per week along with modest associated administrative responsibilities.

About the Department: The Department of Radio-Television-Film offers a broad range of courses in media studies, production, and screenwriting leading to the B.S., M.A., M.F.A, and Ph.D. degrees. RTF is one of few departments or schools in the country that is consistently ranked as a top ten program in both media studies as well as production and screenwriting. RTF also has the benefit of innovative collaborations across the Moody College of Communication, one of the largest, most comprehensive communication colleges in the country.

Department of Radio Television Film:

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Expertise in digital and interactive media industries. Ph.D. in Media Studies or closely related field by the time of appointment is required. A strong record of teaching at the university level is preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, contact information for three references, and a teaching statement. Applications must be made via Interfolio’s ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin on April 3 and continue until the position is filled. Proof of conferred degree and a background check will be conducted at the time of hire. Questions can be directed to Dr. Alisa Perren at

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit


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