Assistant Professor in New Media Theory and Criticism

Assistant Professor in New Media Theory and Criticism
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:00am

Job Opening: Assistant Professor in New Media Theory and Criticism at Wellesley College

The Cinema and Media Studies Program (CAMS) at Wellesley College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor (beginning or advanced) whose research and teaching focus is on the theory and practice of digital media and emerging technologies. CAMS is a relatively young interdisciplinary program with a strong global orientation, committed to the integration of theory and practice. The curriculum offers courses in the history and theory of film as well as studio production courses in video, photography, and digital imaging. We are looking for a New Media scholar who can provide intellectual and teaching expertise in areas that look beyond cinema. The candidate will play an active role in developing and refining a forward-looking program, working closely with other programs including Art History and Studio Art, Media Arts and Sciences, and Anthropology. Dynamic candidates with a vision are encouraged not only to apply, but also to be creative in proposing areas of undergraduate teaching and research that explore the emerging mediascapes and theorize the role that new technologies might be playing in bringing about the "post-human" condition.

The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in Media Studies or a closely related field (PhD preferred--ABD considered) and show an active interest in critical/theoretical approaches to: (a) web-based production and consumption of still/moving images and music/sound; (b) interactive games and virtual reality; (c) mobile media; and/or (d) social media and the public sphere. Pluses include: research program and ability to develop an undergraduate course in (a) animation, (b) twenty-first century global media, (c) questions of ethics, privacy and the politics of digital exchange, or (d) the interface between cognition and media. In addition to teaching both core and advanced courses in media studies, the successful candidate, depending on field, may also have the opportunity to teach production.


Please submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) ideas for courses to teach at the undergraduate level, with an annotated syllabus if possible; (4) writing sample (published article or chapter of the dissertation) and, if applicable, creative work samples (as PDF files or other appropriate formats) and (5) names of at least three referees asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation (the online application will request name and email address in order for recommenders or dossier services to submit letters directly). Applications should be submitted electronically to: If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email us Application Due: December 15

Wellesley College is one of the country's pre-eminent liberal arts colleges, and a distinguished leader in the education of women. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and dynamism of the academic community through their innovative research, effective teaching, and commitment to service.

Application Information

Postal Address:

Human Resources

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781-283-3202

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