Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Pratt Institute

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:00am

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDIA STUDIES  (Focus on race/gender/queer theory)     

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

PRATT INSTITUTE

The Department of Humanities and Media Studies (HMS) in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank, available Fall 2014.       .

As we continue to build our MA program in Media Studies, we seek exceptional candidates, particularly media theorists/practitioners with a focus on critical race theory and racism, postcolonial theory, feminism and/or queer theory. The ideal candidate will be fluent in critical theory, committed to social justice, and eager to work with a cohort of enthusiastic faculty and students on building and shaping our graduate program.

The department offers two degree programs: the longstanding B.F.A. in Creative Writing and the new M.A in Media Studies, as well as minors in Cinema Studies, Creative Writing, Literature and Writing, Media Studies, and Performance and Performance Studies.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Teach courses in media theory and in some form/forms of media practice.

·       Participate in the development of the graduate program in Media Studies.

·       Engage in scholarly production and other professional activities.

·       Advise graduate students and serve on thesis committees.

·       Engage with Pratt’s vibrant undergraduates working in art, design, architecture, fashion, creative     writing, and critical and visual studies.

·       Serve on Institute, School and department committees.

·       Perform all other related activities as required.    

QUALIFICATIONS:

A terminal degree in field of expertise is required; a PhD is preferred. Applicants must have some teaching experience, preferably in both theory and practice.

Area(s) of specialization must include one or more of the fields indicated in position summary above as related to social media, gaming, various forms of screen imaging, coding, media archeology, technologies of sensuality and/or computation.  Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly writing/research is essential. Work that has a definite relation to issues of geo-politics, financialization, militarism, imperialism, global inequality, activism, and/or cultural/social difference on a world scale is a plus.

SALARYis commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of application, CV, a sample of writing and other work if relevant, and your dossier containing three professional letters of reference via our online applicant system at http://tinyurl.com/lajrnbl. Review of applications will begin on November 29, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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