Macalester College, Media and Cultural Studies

Position ID:Macalester-MCST-AP [#13726]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Media Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/05/15, finished 2020/05/03)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Macalester College

Media and Cultural Studies department

Critical Race and Media Studies, Assistant Professor

The Media and Cultural Studies department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track professor in the area of Critical Race and Media. Media and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary department that engages the theory, politics, and production of media texts. The appointment will begin September 2020. Candidates must have or be completed a Ph.D. or M.F.A. by August 2020. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students, as well as a commitment to research and teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment.

We seek applicants with expertise in critical approaches to race and media, particularly in the US context. We also welcome applicants whose work explores aspects of indigenous media. We are interested in scholars whose scholarship and teaching integrate social engagement and/or media practice. Successful candidates will be effective researchers and teachers in formal media analysis in one or more of the following: web-based media, software, film and video, photography, or digital humanities. An understanding of media theory and history is important, as is the ability to analyze the media in ways that engage issues of social power and difference. Candidates are encouraged to visit the Media and Cultural Studies website at

Complete applications include: a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in Macalester and the liberal arts; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts (an unofficial copy is sufficient for this round); a research description; and three letters of recommendation. Submit copies to CONTACT: Morgan Adamson at Evaluation of complete applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Macalester College
Media and Cultural Studies
1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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