Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Media Studies
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The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions in Media Studies, one as Assistant Professor and one as Associate Professor. The appointment begins August 20, 2020. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: film/television/media history; ethics, production studies; LGTBQIA+ communities and queer media theory; critical race theory; digital culture; national and global media industries; and studies of cross-cultural or transnational media contexts. We welcome scholars whose work focuses on one or multiple media platforms (film, TV, digital, streaming). Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
The Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA) is a vibrant and engaged community of artists, scholars and professionals, with over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 1500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 MFA graduate students. The department offers general education courses in art history, a BA degree that includes tracks in either media studies or media production, a BFA in media production, an international BFA in Film Art with the Paris College of Art, a low-residency MFA in writing for film and television, and an MFA in film and media art. VMA also contributes to several interdepartmental programs.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 75 countries and all 50 states.
The ideal candidates will have (1) a record of scholarly publication, (2) college-level teaching experience focusing on media history, criticism, and theory, and (3) earned a Ph.D. in media studies, cultural studies, or a related field by the time of the appointment. Successful candidates will demonstrate ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.
Responsibilities include teaching introductory, upper-level undergraduate, and graduate classes in media studies within the Visual and Media Arts department. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach critical writing. Online and traditional courses may serve students from across the College in addition to Visual and Media Arts majors. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentorship, support for admissions, and serving on department, school, and college committees. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the scope and excellence of a diverse academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to pursuing scholarship, teaching, and service.
Upholding the principle that diversity enriches education, Emerson College provides students with opportunities to learn from individuals who bring deep knowledge, different experiences, and unfamiliar perspectives to bear on teaching and creative work. More generally, the College is committed to infusing diversity into the curriculum, co-curricular offerings, and other activities as the means to develop community and intellectual growth. To support and sustain this community of learning, applicants demonstrating a record of significant engagement with issues of social, economic, racial and/or gender justice and equity in their work will be given preference.
To apply: Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and an example of your scholarship. Preference will be given to applications received by October 25, but the positions remain open until filled. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows 'upload CV' - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents.
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Diversity Statement Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.