Job Posting: Ass’t Prof Media Studies

Hey Everyone, please post widely. This job is for new, full-time faculty in our Media Studies Graduate program, which will be accepting applications for its first incoming class this December, and welcome its first incoming class in Fall 2013. For more about the program, see our website at here. It’s a really great group of folks, and I’m really excited to be a part of it. Please post widely!!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEDIA STUDIES       

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 in Media Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, available Fall 2013.

We seek exceptional candidates in Media Studies, particularly scholars working on the history and/or contemporary use of media platforms. We are building a new M.A. program in Media Studies and are particularly looking for a scholar who addresses social media and/or computation, but other possible areas of expertise include photography, audio, telematics, cybernetics, gaming, political organizing/activism and animation.

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, and with Pratt’s undergraduates in art, design, architecture, creative writing, and critical and visual studies. An active participation in media production is also a plus.

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 MA students in Media Studies and participate in building/shaping the program.

–  Teach undergraduate students in a range of elective courses.

–  Engage in scholarly production and other professional activities in Media Studies and related areas.

–  Perform academic service, including committee work, in a departmental, school-wide and Institute-wide context.

Required Skills
QUALIFICATIONS:

We require at minimum a B.A. in a related discipline; a Ph.D. or A.B.D. is preferred. Applicants must have at least one year’s college-level teaching experience.

SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of application, CV, a sample of writing and other work if relevant, and the names and contact information for three professional references online at http://www.pratt.edu/jobs. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15 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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~ by chris on September 28, 2012.

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