May 2, 2008
Consortium Hiring Research Director

As we move into the final phase of our work for the third academic year for the Consortium and go through the process of finishing out many of our internal research projects over the summer, there are some changes taking place for the Consortium, as we prepare for new students to come in and some of our roles to shift. As part of that, we are looking to hire a new person with the position title of "research director" for the Consortium.

We figured the best way to circulate word about the job is to reach out to some of the folks who follow the Consortium's work regularly. Please feel free to forward the link along to anyone you know who fits the qualifications and might be interested in working with a project like C3.

The full job description is in the full entry link below, as well as a link to the page at MIT to submit an application.

COMPARATIVE MEDIA STUDIES RESEARCH DIRECTOR, Comparative Media Studies (CMS), to oversee the efficient operation of the Convergence Culture Consortium (C3) under the direction of the its principal investigator. Will ensure the delivery of research outcomes and effective internal and external relations with graduate students, consortium partners, consulting researchers, prospective partners, and other interested parties. Will work with the principal investigator, graduate research students, researchers, CMS program manager and other staff, and contractors as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS: an M.A. or equivalent work experience in creative industries, media studies, cultural studies, or related field; proven ability to manage media research projects, coordinate and supervise research teams, and write quickly and effectively; and an understanding of the application of research outcomes to advising media industry practitioners. Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of contributors and audiences, including researchers, industry participants, graduate students, media specialists, and current and future sponsors. Ability to guide and mentor graduate students in an academic setting is critical. MIT-00005310 

This is a temporary position from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

If interested, you may apply here.