Visiting Assistant Professor of Critical Media Practice

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St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the assistant professor level in Critical Media Practice, to begin August 15, 2022. The teaching load is three courses per semester. We seek a dynamic teacher and practitioner who is aware of new developments in our evolving media landscape and is prepared to support a diverse group of students making and critiquing media that intervene in a range of contemporary social issues. This new faculty member will play a key role in the new Digital Media & Film program by teaching courses that integrate filmmaking and digital media production at various levels. They will help develop and teach a new foundational course, “Film and Media Action,” which engages student interest in digital content creation, new media, and social justice. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who can teach one or more of these course offerings: Introduction to Film Studies, Introduction to Filmmaking, and History of Cinema.

The field of specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates with experience in areas such as digital content creation, digital journalism, and/or film and digital media production. Our ideal candidates would produce scholarly work that addresses social engagement, activism, and/or critical analysis of the social impacts of contemporary media culture and technologies. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with expertise in contemporary Black, Latinx, and indigenous media production and activism.

St. Lawrence University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that supports students and teachers of all backgrounds. We require applicants to submit a one-page diversity statement on how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service could promote diversity and inclusion in a liberal arts environment. For more information, see the St. Lawrence University Statement on Diversity https://www.stlawu.edu/president/statement-diversity.

St. Lawrence University is located in Northern New York, between the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and the Canadian border. The wider region includes Lake Placid, New York’s Finger Lakes region, the Akwesasne Mohawk community, Ottawa, and Montreal.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or M.F.A. in relevant field(s); and demonstrated ability to teach critical media-making at the undergraduate level.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Sarah Knobel, search chair, at sknobel@stlawu.edu.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.


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