Brown University invites applications for a two-year International Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Culture and Media, with a specialization in Global Media Studies. This position is to be held jointly at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Modern Culture and Media, effective July 1, 2017. The department emphasizes the theoretically informed analysis of film, television, video, new media, photography, sound technologies, and print in the context of modern and contemporary cultures. This scholar’s research should critically engage the technological and theoretical transformations and media flows that are rapidly resituating all forms of media and social practices. We are interested in scholars challenging older conceptions of national culture, region, canons, and/or tradition. Possible research interests include: the productions and receptions of one or more non-Western or Global South media practices, texts, and/or audiences; the translations and transformations of globally popular genres; media ecologies, economics, and geopolitics in an era of increasing transnational media trade; new media "publics" and "privates," spatialities and temporalities; transnational media institutions and national media imaginaries.
The Fellow will offer one course each semester of the two-year appointment devoted to questions of media texts and transmissions in a global context. The Fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. The first year stipend will be $61,500 with an increase to $63,907 in the second year plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year. The Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2017 and must have been awarded by an institution other than Brown University within the past five years.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract or book abstract, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to apply.interfolio.com/39626 . Review of applications will begin January 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.