[Air-L] Fwd: tenure track position in Black Media and Technology Studies

Jeremy Hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Fri Sep 24 06:39:19 PDT 2021

Please share the following academic job announcement in your networks.
With apologies for cross-posting.

The Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill
University (Montreal, Canada) is hiring an Assistant Professor of
Black Studies in Media and Technology (tenure-track).

We welcome candidates working in Black Studies as it intersects with
one or more of the following areas: media studies, digital culture
and/or internet research, cultural studies, science and technology
studies, music and sound studies, film studies, infrastructure
studies, and gender and sexuality studies. We welcome research and
teaching concentrations that could include but are not limited to:
Black digital culture and counterpublics; cultural studies of the
Black diaspora; Black diasporic expressive cultures; anti-colonial,
decolonial, and postcolonial theory and methods; environmental
humanities; media histories; feminist, queer and transgender studies;
disability studies; and production studies. Black scholars, and
scholars working with anti-oppressive research frameworks and methods,
broadly conceived, are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and
graduate level, develop curriculum in their areas of expertise,
supervise graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual life
of the department and university. PhD in hand at the time of
appointment is preferred.

Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but
appointment at a higher rank is possible under exceptional
circumstances. The position start date is August 1, 2022. Complete
applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact
information for three referees, evidence of teaching experience and
effectiveness (for example: sample course syllabi and summaries of
teaching evaluations), and two writing samples (20-30 pages). Full
review of applications will begin on 27 October 2021. Applications
will continue to be reviewed after that date until the position is
filled. Interviews are expected to take place online in December 2021.
Inquiries may be sent to the Chair of the search, Prof. Carrie
Rentschler (carrie.rentschler at mcgill.ca).

All materials must be submitted electronically via Workday, at the
following link:


Knowledge of French is an asset. English is the language of
instruction at McGill.

This position is part of a multi-year interdisciplinary initiative
designed to strengthen and support research innovation and excellence
in African, African diasporic, and Black Studies at McGill, while
simultaneously addressing the under-representation of Black faculty in
the tenure stream, as laid out in the University Action Plan to
Address Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025.

Our department and McGill University are located on the unceded
territory of Tiohtià:ke, now known as Montréal; the Kanien’kehá:ka
Nation are the traditional custodians of these lands and waters. To
learn more about the Department of Art History and Communication
Studies, please visit our website at: https://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/.

The full online posting of the job announcement in both English and
French is available at the following link:

The department is also hiring a tenure-track position in Contemporary
Art. Information on that position can also be found at the link above.

Jeremy Hunsinger
Associate Professor
Communication Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

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