Faculty Positions at the Department of Media and Visual Arts

Koç University, Department of Media and Visual Arts invites applications for full-time faculty positions of any rank (beginning September 2014) specializing in one of the following areas:

Position #1 Media/Communication Studies: The successful candidates should have demonstrated research experience and teaching interest in one (or a combination) of media audiences, media institutions, broadcasting, new media technologies or social media. Expertise in quantitative research methods will be considered a plus.

Position #2 Strategic Communications/Media Management: The successful candidates should specialize in one (or a combination) of public relations, advertising, marketing communications, media planning, media economics, or communication campaign management. Previous professional experience in a related field will be considered a plus.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the department. He or she will be expected to teach two courses per semester (two semesters per year) and is expected to have an active research, agenda. At the time of employment, candidates should have a PhD.

The Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, founded in 2010, offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes communications theory, media/arts management, and production. In 2013, students enrolled at the Department of Media and Visual Arts were ranked at or above the 98th percentile of the Central University Placement Exams in Turkey. More information about the Department of Media and Visual Arts is available from mava.ku.edu.tr.

Located in Istanbul, Turkey, Koc University is a highly reputable foundation English-instruction university. Times Higher Education ranks Koç University as 31st in the world among Universities that are younger 50 years old. More information about Koc University is available at http://www.ku.edu.tr/en.

Applicants can submit applications electronically to the e-mail address below, by December 15, 2013:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Summary statement of teaching
  • Research statement
  • Three letters of reference (The referees should directly e-mail a signed PDF copy of the reference letter to the e-mail address below. The referee should insert the following in the e-mail subject line: “Reference for <Applicant Name>, <Applicant Last Name>”

To Ms. Gizem Bekil

E-mail: gbekil@ku.edu.tr

Subject line of application e-mail: “Position in Media and Visual Arts”