Assistant Professor of Media Studies
- Pitzer College
- Claremont, CA
- 88,000 - 92,000
Pitzer College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position, at the level of assistant professor, in ecomedia. A Ph.D. or M.F.A. is required by the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in and deep engagement with the research, production, community-engagement, and other hybrid praxis in ecomedia. Desirable foci include environmental/man-made catastrophe, industrialization, anthropogenic climate change, interspecies relations, ecojustice, environmental racism, consumerism and waste. The Pitzer Media Studies Field Group, in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Media Studies Program at the Claremont Colleges, has constructed a curriculum that foregrounds diversity, inclusion, access, and people’s use of media as social and political action to create cultural change. Our faculty members offer a diverse and comprehensive set of courses that challenge students in intercultural understanding and in social justice theory and praxis.
The successful candidate will design undergraduate courses in their areas of specialization, demonstrate an ability to teach one or more of our core introductory media studies courses, contribute to the College’s First Year Seminar program, and will have the capacity to supervise capstone projects (including practice-based work). The teaching load is five courses per year with the expectation of an advising caseload.
Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.
A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should also submit a statement in which they address how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.
To apply, please visit Faculty Positions at Pitzer or enter the following address in your browser: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25117. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023.
Compensation range: $88,000 – $92,000
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Pitzer College is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, tuition exchange program participation and more.
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