[Air-L] Job Listing: Assistant Prof. Black Digital Media Studies, WashU in St. Louis

Reem Hilu reemhilu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 09:21:43 PST 2021

Dear Members,
Apologies for cross-posting.

Washington University in St. Louis is hiring an Assistant Professor in Black
Digital Media Studies. Details below. Link to application:

The Department of African & African American Studies (AFAS) and Program in
Film & Media Studies (FMS) at Washington University in St. Louis invite
applications for a tenure-track joint appointment in Black Digital Media
Studies. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin
in the fall semester of 2021 and home-based in AFAS. This position is part
of the Digital Transformation cluster hire: (https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/

*Q**ualifications *

We are seeking innovative applicants in the field of digital media, new
technologies, computing and/or data analytics with an emphasis in Black,
Africana and/or Diasporic Studies. Areas of specialization might include,
but are not limited to, Black technocultures, digital racism, activist
media, gaming, alternative streaming platforms, surveillance technologies
(facial recognition, biometrics, and digital profiling), AI, algorithmic
bias, and social media. Applicants with firm grounding in cultural
analytics are of particular interest, as are those with demonstrated
interest in the use of digital platforms to collect and preserve Black film
and media culture in the U.S. and globally as a form of community

Priority will be given to an energetic and promising scholar with evidence
of publication, the desire to be an engaged member of two growing, dynamic
academic units, and a commitment to the social equity and racial justice
missions of AFAS and FMS. The successful candidate must be able to teach
introductory, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in AFAS and FMS
and who might contribute to the curriculum in Data Science in the
Humanities. Of the four courses taught during an academic year, one will be
homebased in FMS. Other duties include advising students and participating
in AFAS and FMS activities and governance. A strong candidate will
demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classroom environments in which
a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Applicants must have
completed the Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2021.  Advanced assistant
professors are welcome to apply.

*A**p**plication Instructions*

   - A cover letter, including a statement of current and future research
   goals, a brief teaching statement and relevant classes, and a demonstration
   of how the candidate fits into the missions of both AFAS and FMS
   - Curriculum Vitae
   - Teaching portfolio, including sample syllabi and copies of student
   evaluations (if available)
   - One writing sample, preferably a published article,book chapter, or a d
   issertation chapter may be submitted if previous publications are unavail
   - Three (3) letters of reference

Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio
). Questions should be addressed to Janary Stanton at, jstanton at wustl.edu with
the subject line “Black Digital Media search.” Applications will be
reviewed starting Saturday, March 20,2021.

Washington University in St. Louis seeks an exceptionally qualified and
diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans, and candidates with
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Washington University is
committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity
and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their
academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and
promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national
origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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