Global Media and Information, Assistant or Associate Professor

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The Department of International Studies at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the interdisciplinary field of Global Media and Information. The appointment will begin September 2022. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by August 2022. 

At Macalester, International Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the dynamics of globalization, focusing on the interconnections of politics, society, culture, economics, and ecology. Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in fields such as the Internet, global video/television/film/radio, telecommunications, worldwide news and information, or cross-border mediation of ideas and experiences. The history, sources, migration, distribution, audiences, aesthetics, and gender and racial dimensions of media, information, technology and culture are all of interest. Candidates trained in any humanities or social science discipline are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will benefit from interactions with students and colleagues in Macalester's Department of Media and Cultural Studies. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. Candidates are encouraged to visit the International Studies website at https://www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies/

We seek candidates of broad geographic reach, preferring those with research or teaching expertise in East Asia, South Asia, the Indian Ocean sphere, the Islamic world, and/or Latin America.  

Electronic applications are required. For fullest consideration, send initial application, consisting of a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a CV, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18915. Applications received by September 15, 2021 will receive first consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to search committee chair Ahmed Samatar (samatar@macalester.edu).

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds. 

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 98 countries. 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. 


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