Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professor in Digital Media
New York, NY
Posted: November 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts seeks a faculty member to begin as a post-doctoral scholar for two years, followed by appointment to a position as Assistant Professor (tenure track).
The expected start date is July 1, 2022.
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, a division of The New School, seeks a scholar engaged in work on digital media. We specifically seek a scholar whose work concentrates on race combined with one or more of the following contemporary concerns: digital activism, the digital media practices of queer and trans people of color, algorithmic policing, surveillance and control, and/or histories of racializing media technologies. As a program with strengths in media history and theory, as well as a media production, we especially welcome candidates whose research investigates how media formats, platforms, tools, and practices are used to entrench and challenge social domination, broadly defined. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach in their specialty field and, on a rotating basis, will be expected to teach one of the department’s three core courses: Introduction to Cultural Studies, Introduction to Media Studies, or Introduction to Screen Studies.
The successful candidate will develop new humanities research based on their interests and participate in ongoing research programs with faculty across The New School.
This position is part of the new Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence at The New School started in AY 2020-21 when four new Mellon fellows were hired. In AY 2021-22 an additional four new Mellon Fellows will be hired across the University. The goals of the initiative are to integrate a cohort of recent PhDs into the academic community at The New School by providing support, mentorship and participation in the Mellon Transformative Seminar, an interdisciplinary seminar bringing together members of the community representing diverse scholarship across The New School. The appointment begins with a two-year post-doctoral fellowship during which time faculty will develop robust research projects and professional networks, with the option to teach one course in their home department. After the two-year period, faculty will move directly into a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Race. After appointment to Assistant Professor, they will teach five courses (or their equivalent) per year in an area of their expertise, and will be homed at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.
The New School, a private university in New York City’s Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving problems and contributing to the public good.
You can find more information about the Culture and Media Studies Department at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts here:
We are seeking applicants with a potential to build an outstanding record of scholarly research, publications, and contributions to discussions in the area of Digital Media and Race:
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Queer/Gender Studies, or a related field by the position start date (July 1, 2022).
Preference is for applicants within 4 years or fewer of receiving the Ph.D.
A clear potential for a trajectory of excellence in scholarly research
Experience in and demonstrated commitment to teaching at the university level.
Excellent research design, organization, communication, and writing skills.
Capacity to work well with students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and levels of professional experience.
Commitment to collaborating across the University and with external partners.
Special instructions to applicants:
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1st. Review of applications will begin immediately following that date and may continue until the position is filled.
Using The New School’s human resources website https://careers.newschool.edu applicants must submit:
1. cover letter that includes: research interests, teaching philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community
2. curriculum vitae
3. at least one published writing sample, ideally from a referred publication
4. names and contact information of three references (no letters are required at this time)
Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials.
For information on the University benefits package including health and retirement plans, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/human-resources/benefits/
The New School is committed to diversity in higher education and particularly invites applications from those individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectual community through research, teaching, and service
The New School, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.