Assistant or Associate Professor of Museum Studies and/or Media Studies
Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, California)
Deadline: 
January 7, 2018
Post date: November 9, 2017

The Department of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University invites applications and nominations for an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track or tenured) in Cultural Studies with expertise in Museum Studies and/or Media Studies, to begin in Fall 2018. We will look with special interest at candidates who can complement our department’s current strengths in Hemispheric and Transnational Studies, Africana, Latinx, and Asian Pacific American Studies, and Feminist and Queer Theory.

As a graduate-only research university in the tradition of the liberal arts, CGU values scholarly production, teaching, and mentoring. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand and maintain an active research agenda in their field of expertise, with a demonstrably strong record of publications commensurate with rank. We expect the candidate to contribute to our departmental curriculum by teaching required foundational courses in Cultural Studies theory and by helping to build our programs in Museum Studies and/or Media Studies. In the spirit of the “applied humanities,” these programs combine scholarly research and training in academic theory with praxis-based experience at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The successful applicant will have a strong track record or impressive promise in mentoring and advising diverse students, especially women and historically under-represented minorities.  

Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. We seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests develop expertise in and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. Applicants can learn more about our department and how they may complement and bolster our current strengths by visiting the website.

Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium.  Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. 

CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.

Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area via their diversity statements. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.

Application Instructions 

Review of applications will begin on January 7th, 2018.

Applications should consist of a letter of application, C.V., writing sample (30 pages maximum), three letters of reference, and a one-page statement addressing your experience in fostering a diverse campus environment and contributing to the academic success of students from historically underrepresented communities.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Letters of reference, diversity statements, and writing samples may be submitted confidentially through sah.search@cgu.edu or sent via mail to:

Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.

The first round of interviews will be conducted via WebEx.

Review Begins: 
January 7, 2018

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