[CITAMS] UT-Austin search for new Radio-Television-Film Department Chair

Wenhong Chen wenchen2006 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 10:17:41 EDT 2016

Dear colleagues,
Please feel free to distribute - our dept is looking for a new chair.
I am on the search committee and would be happy to answer questions.


UT-Austin search for new Radio-Television-Film Department Chair

The Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF) in the Moody College of
Communication at The University of Texas at Austin invites outstanding
applicants for the position of Chairperson and tenured full Professor (with
possible endowment support) to lead this highly ranked department to new
heights through groundbreaking teaching, research, production, and
storytelling across numerous media platforms.

The RTF department offers a broad range of courses in media arts and media
studies leading to the B.S., M.A., M.F.A, and Ph.D. degrees. Consistently
ranked as one of the top 10 programs, RTF is one of few departments or
schools that teaches media studies and offers practical hands-on training.
RTF also has the benefit of innovative collaborations across one of the
largest, most comprehensive communication colleges in the country. RTF has
approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, 160 graduate students, and 50
full- and part time faculty. Our network of outstanding alumni consists of
Oscar, Emmy, Pulitzer, Peabody, and Cannes Cinéfondation winners, as well
as scholars teaching and conducting research at top universities around the

Applicants for this position should have (1) prior management experience in
academia and/or media industries, (2) a firm commitment to collaborative
and participatory leadership, (3) an innovative and inclusive vision for
the future of the department, and (4) experience and expertise in one or
more of the areas of teaching and scholarship covered by the RTF department
(see http://rtf.utexas.edu for examples). Applicants must be eligible for
appointment as a tenured full professor and have completed a Bachelor's
Degree with at least 15 years of academic and/or professional experience. A
graduate degree (such as an MFA and/or PhD in a relevant field) is
preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who
have: (1) a distinguished record of research, production, teaching,
creative development, and/or management; (2) demonstrated ability to
develop collaborative partnerships with companies, agencies, foundations,
nonprofits, and other organizations; (3) a record of generating and raising
external financial support; and (4) an understanding and appreciation of
current and future media/technology trends and media industry operations.

Qualified applicants should submit the required materials, including a
letter of application (addressing the aforementioned position requirements
and preferences), resume/curriculum vitae, and the names of five references
including contact information. Applications must be made via Interfolio's
ByCommittee solution at: apply.interfolio.com/36239
<https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/apply.interfolio.com/36239>. 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 help at interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2016 and will continue until
the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr.
Jay Bernhardt, Moody College Dean, at: jay.bernhardt at austin.utexas.edu.
Questions regarding the search process may be directed to the Chair of the
Search Committee, R.B. Brenner, at: rbbrenner at austin.utexas.edu or his
department manager, Clare Boyle at: clare.boyle at austin.utexas.edu. For more
information about the Moody College of Communication and the
Radio-Television-Film Department, visit our websites at:
http://moody.utexas.edu and http://rtf.utexas.edu.

The Moody College of Communication is committed to achieving diversity in
its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it strongly encourages
applicants who can help achieve these objectives.

The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more
information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/. A background check
will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at
Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wenhong 文泓

Wenhong Chen
Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Sociology
University of Texas at Austin
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wenhong.chen at austin.utexas.edu


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