Assistant Professor in Theory and Practice
Filmmaking, photography, and multi-media art practice and critique are fundamental strengths of the Department of Modern Culture and Media. Our production courses are guided by contemporary and decolonial theory making and the kinds of new media practices that are essential to making MCM a top media and cultural studies department in the country and beyond.
We seek to appoint at the Assistant Professor level, a top scholar and practitioner who crosses fields of theory and production and whose focus is on the Global South, African diaspora, Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, Environmental Studies, Political Critique, Decolonization and / or LGBTQ and queer theory. In addition to a demonstrated publishing record and promising interdisciplinary research trajectory, candidates must be able to demonstrate production skills in media and technologies, photography, documentary, narrative, and / or experimental filmmaking, video production, and / or sound studies.
Modern Culture and Media is committed to the study of media in the context of the broader examination of modern cultural and social formations. Our curriculum proposes a distinctive subject matter, stresses comparative analysis and theoretical reflection, and highlights the integration of theory and practice, creative thought and critical production. In research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, MCM combines the analysis of diverse texts — visual and verbal, literary and historical, theoretical and popular, imaginative and archival — with the study of contemporary theories of representation and cultural production and creative practice in a range of media. Through studying MCM, students will become critically sophisticated and knowledgeable about the theory, history, and analysis of media and cultural forms. They will also learn to produce innovative work — whether in theory, media practice, or historical scholarship — that interrogates and transforms conventional understandings of these forms.