Assistant Professor - Media

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of History and Theory of Media. Appointment will begin on August 28, 2023, and will be 100%-time over a 9-month academic year.

We seek a scholar with demonstrated potential for a strong international profile in the theoretical and interdisciplinary humanities, whose work traverses the domains of word, image, and sound, and employs, at its foundation, a global, comparative, and transnational perspective. Areas of specialization may include: the relations between digital and analog as well as between “new” and “old” media; media and the Marxist critique of political economy; media and postcolonial/global South studies and/or critical race/ethnic studies; the mutual constitution of film, literature, visual arts and other forms and practices as media; the role of media in music and sound; philosophical and theoretical genealogies of mediation; and the centrality of media to the interplay between aesthetics and politics. We invite applications from scholars employing a range of methods—theoretical, historical, textual, and/or ethnographic—as well as experimental, practice-informed approaches.

​​Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. or terminal degree must be completed by the starting date of the position, August 28, 2023
• Demonstrated ability to work outside of and across traditional disciplines

Preferred Qualifications

• Fluency or proficiency in a language other than English
• Demonstrable training in at least two distinct disciplinary fields

For more information and to apply visit Required application materials include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a current CV, and names and contact information for three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 14, 2022. Additional materials, such as letters of recommendation, writing samples, and syllabi, may be requested at a later date. Preliminary interviews will be conducted over Zoom.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity employer. Members of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

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