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Tenure-track Assistant Professor

26.09.2019 13:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, USA

Beginning: Fall 2020

Our curriculum is dedicated to the integration of media analysis and media production for social justice in a liberal arts setting. We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and will complement existing faculty strengths. The Media and Communication Department mission statement can be found here:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in qualitative, ethnographic, and/or community-based approaches to media, including documentary in all audiovisual forms, digital, print, and/or audio-based media such as radio and podcasting. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas: ethics of media representation; representation and underrepresentation in popular media; postcolonial and decolonial studies; intersectional queer and transgender politics of race; critical race theory; alternative forms of cultural production; public sphere studies; racism and antiracism; media activism; class and racial disparities in media access and adoption. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, or a related field by August 2020.

The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy with an intellectually compelling research agenda as well as a commitment to Muhlenberg's General Education Curriculum goals such as diversity and global engagement, community-based learning, integrative learning (including, but not limited to, interdisciplinary collaboration), and the cultivation of curiosity. The 3/3 teaching load will include required courses such as Media & Society, Documentary Research (ethnographic research course in media), Media Theory & Methods, and the Honors Seminar (a year-long capstone course for advanced students) along with electives in the candidate’s field of specialty.

Candidates should upload their complete applications as a single pdf file. A complete application will include: 1) cover letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) contact information for three references, and 5) a statement describing experiences supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and ways in which the candidate can contribute to Muhlenberg’s goal of becoming a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable community. Candidates selected as finalists will be provided with a confidential email address for the submission of recommendation letters.

Application review begins on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

About The College:

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, coeducational, residential college of liberal arts and sciences located in eastern Pennsylvania's picturesque Lehigh Valley. The campus is about one-hour north of Philadelphia, 90 minutes west of New York City and in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail. The College currently enrolls more than 2,200 full-time day students and has enjoyed steadily increasing selectivity and student quality.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link:

To apply for the position, click here:

For additional information, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

John L. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Dept. of Media & Communication

Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18104 USA



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