Bennington College seeks a full-time faculty member to teach media studies. 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 MFA in Design, Visual Communication, or related fields. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing a broad range of undergraduate courses in media studies from introductory to advanced.
Faculty members at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Faculty teach five courses per year and fully engaged student advising is an expectation. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing 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. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.
In recognition of the employment challenges sometimes faced by academic couples in small communities, the College will also consider applications to share equally a single full-time faculty position. Applicants must each submit an individual application and indicate in their cover letters that they are applying jointly.
Priority will be given to applications received by November 1.
Candidates should apply online 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.
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