Bennington College Seeks One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Media Studies

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Bennington College seeks a visiting faculty member for a one-year teaching position in media studies, beginning Fall 2021. The ideal candidate’s work will be a balance of theory and practice, with a focus within one or more of the following: critical media theory, feminist media, digital culture, journalism, social media and network culture, media archaeology, race and technology, big data, or media avant-gardes. Candidates for this position should have an established record of publication and/or production and teaching at the intersection of media theory, history, culture, and technology. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Media Studies or related fields, or MFA in Design, Visual Communication, or related fields.

The successful applicant will teach four courses in the academic year and demonstrate a commitment to implementing a curriculum that invites the participation of students with a broad range of interests. Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. It aims to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity–in community and in curriculum–are vital to achieving those aims.

Candidates should apply online to by submitting: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience, professional work and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; b) curriculum vitae; c) links to professional work, if relevant; d) teaching statement which includes a description of three (3) courses; and e) the names and contact information for three references.

Priority will be given to applications received by March 1. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.

For more information, please visit the job listing in H-Net.

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