[URBANTH-L]Job listing, Media, Society & Arts

Afzal, Ahmed Ahmed.Afzal at purchase.edu
Wed Sep 16 22:49:36 EDT 2009

Posting Number:  0800045    
Job Title:  Assistant Professor of Media, Society & the Arts    
Application Deadline:  10-14-2009  
Department:  Social Sciences    
Full-Time or Part-Time:  Full-Time    
Salary:  $51,000    

Description:  Purchase College SUNY invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Media, Society and the Arts
(MSA) beginning fall 2010 (subject to budgetary approval). We seek an
interdisciplinary colleague with training in anthropology whose research
and teaching explore the intersection of media, society and the arts.
Courses include introduction to media and cultural studies and visual
and ethnographic theories and methods. A description of typical course
offerings can be found at: Media, Society & the Arts. 

Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north
of New York City. It houses a unique combination of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and arts conservatory programs.    

Qualifications:  We seek candidates whose areas of specialization might
include: art worlds, virtual cultures, embodiment, and subcultures,
and/or those whose interests are centered on specific media, e.g.,
music, film, or new media. Production experience and an interest in
teaching methods-based courses are strongly desired. The ideal candidate
will have undergraduate teaching experience and be committed to
mentoring students, in addition to conducting research. Geographical
area is open, but preference will be given to scholars whose work
focuses on the Caribbean, Latin America, or Europe. As part of regular
duties, the successful candidate will offer courses that contribute to
the Anthropology program and the college's general education program. A
Ph.D. in anthropology is required by August 2010.    

Special Note:  Required: The names and contact information of three
references must be included in this application. Also, please attach one
writing sample under "Other Document."    

DEADLINE/Date to be filled:  09/01/2010    

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