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Department of Communication and Design

The Department of Communication and Design at Bilkent University invites applications for appointments beginning with the academic year 2018-19, or to start in Spring 2018. We seek to hire two faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank: one is a research-based position, the other is practice-based.

Qualifications for the research-based Assistant/Associate Professor position:

  1. D. in media studies or a closely related subject
  2. Research experience and a strong publication record in media theory
  3. Ability to teach media production preferred, but not required


Qualifications for the practice-based Assistant/Associate Professor position:

  1. D. or MFA
  2. Strong portfolio of work in media production, multiple forms (animation, film, other media) a plus
  3. International publications


Candidates are expected to teach a range of film and media studies courses from the core department curriculum, plus advanced lecture courses in one or more of the following areas:

  • Media theory
  • Communication and media technologies
  • Media and cultural criticism
  • Animation
  • Interactive media design
  • Post-production

Faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research, creative teaching, and service to the department and university. The language of instruction is English. Bilkent University is an equal opportunity employer with an international body of faculty and students. The faculty is comprised of academic staff from around 40 different countries. Bilkent University ranks 28th in Times Higher Education’s 100 Under 50 list of the world’s best young universities. Benefits include a comprehensive health insurance and on-campus housing.

For more information about Bilkent University and the Department of Communication and Design, please visit

https://w3.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/ and http://www.comd.bilkent.edu.tr/

Applicants should submit a letter of application, describing the focus of current research and teaching activities, a current CV, a writing sample of no more than 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested at a later point.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the review will continue until the position is filled.