Beloit College — Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Beloit College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Media Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new interdisciplinary media studies program. Duties include:

  • teaching courses in video and digital media production as well as introductory and advanced courses in media studies.
  • collaborating with peers, campus technologists, and students to establish a new digital media center in our campus library.
  • overseeing the operation of this Center, including the development and administration of a peer tutor program that supports and advances students’ digital communication skills.

Beloit is particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching are informed by critical studies of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Ph.D. preferred; advanced ABD will be considered. The successful candidate also will contribute to Beloit’s Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum, including its first-year seminar, advising programs and Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. Beloit College is participating in the ACM-Big Ten Academic Alliance Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation; candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and with doctoral degrees from “Big Ten” institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. Send letters of application and dossiers, including three letters of recommendation, via email—preferably in one PDF document—to Professor Shawn Gillen, Chair, Media Studies Search, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511, Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 10, 2016. Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO employer.