Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, an undergraduate college of The New School, invites applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 2019 in the Culture and Media Department. We seek candidates specializing in the study of race in culture and media. In this program, students consider media (including print, film, radio, television, and the Internet) from the multiple standpoints of history, politics, technology, sociology, textual analysis, and ethnography. The program seeks to prepare students for advanced media studies and for careers in the communications industries and media arts.
We seek candidates whose teaching and research complement the work of other faculty in the department (critical media theory, feminist media, digital culture, media archaeology, race and technology, theories and histories of the image, media avant-gardes, etc.). The successful candidate will design undergraduate courses about race, critical race theory and or postcolonial theory in the context of media studies, screen studies, cultural studies, or science and technology studies. This might include approaches in the posthumanities or cultural anthropology.
The successful candidate will also have the capacity to teach at least one of the core introductory lecture courses in the department: Introduction to Media Studies, Introduction to Cultural Studies, and/or Introduction to Screen Studies. The teaching load is five courses per year with the expectation of an advising caseload and college and university committee service.
Qualifications: Candidates must have PhD in hand in cultural studies, media studies or a closely related field. They must also have some teaching experience, preferably in a liberal arts context.
The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status. The New School is committed to actively recruiting a diverse pool of applicants. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US higher education. All hiring is subject to Provost budgetary approval.
Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should apply using The New School's online application system https://careers.newschool.edu/ Please be sure to include a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing a statement of your teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position and past student course evaluations, as well as a list of references. Please do not include additional materials at this time
Internal Number: 16701
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