Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Visual Culture/Media Studies
Requires a specialization in the critical/cultural studies of digital arts to teach in the evolving interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Preference given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in contemporary arts practices and new media art; have a background in photography studies; address the interdisciplinary nature of media culture and issues of class, race, gender and/or sexuality; and can contribute to the intellectual mission of the Global Media Research Center. The successful candidate will develop graduate and undergraduate courses, engage in scholarship/creative activities, and pursue external research funding all in the area of digital culture and media arts. Required teaching responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, courses in the history, theory, and aesthetics of the still image. Depending on the successful candidate's area of interest, electives may include studies courses in video art; emerging media; postmodernity and globalization in art and culture; political economy of digital media; and the emergence of new forms of narrative, performance and documentary. Ph.D. or ABD required, as well as an evidence of active research agenda or publishing record. Specialization must be demonstrated through one or more of the following: conference papers, dissertation topic, books, peer-reviewed articles or other publications under review, exhibition and/or curation of creative work. ABD candidates must provide official evidence of completion of the earned doctorate prior to the date of appointment. If the candidate hired is unable to do so, this position will be changed to an appointment at the rank of Instructor with lower salary.
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Deadline for Application:
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2007, and continue until position is filled.
Send letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Professor Sarah Kanouse, Chair, Search Committee, Visual Culture//Media Studies
Department of Cinema and Photography
Mail Code 6610
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1100 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale IL 62901
SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.