College of William and Mary: Associate Professor of New Media Ecologies-Critical Theory and Politics

The American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for an Associate Professor in New Media Ecologies—Critical Theory and Politics, beginning August 10, 2014.  This position is a joint appointment in the American Studies Program and an appropriate department to be determined upon review of the applicants.  Preferred candidates include senior-level scholars and teachers with an established record of excellence in contemporary digital media engaging American Studies in transnational contexts.  Other desired areas of interest and specialization: digital activism; ecomedia; posthumanism; speculative realism (including object-oriented ontology, actor-network theory, distributive agency, and related critical perspectives); critical race studies; political economy; gender and sexuality studies; and/or postcolonial studies.  Candidates must be prepared to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in American Studies, and to teach introductory courses in American Studies on both levels.  Ph.D. in hand, record of publications, and evidence of excellent teaching required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit the following application materials online to  letter of interest; CV; three or four letters of recommendation; statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests; and two short writing samples. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 15, 2013. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. The College of William & Mary is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Virginia 45 miles east of Richmond and 150 miles southeast of Washington, DC.  It is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.
For more information, please contact Chandos Brown(, Director, American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary.

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