Open August 8th, 2019 through Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
The Department of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the area of Critical Race Theory and Media, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. Applicants for this position must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Film & Media. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values, and successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.
Preferred qualifications: We are seeking a candidate with a PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Film & Media Studies or a related field and a recognized or growing interdisciplinary research and teaching profile in critical race theory and media, understood through perspectives in the arts and humanities. Research in film and media topics in one of the following specializations will be desirable: African-American or African diaspora studies; Latinx/Chicanx, Asian/Pacific-American, or global/non-Western film and media studies; indigenous studies; critical race approaches to non-cinematic media (television, new media, video gaming, photography, etc.); or post-colonial and de-colonial studies.
Note: a diversity statement, required of all applicants, is a 2-3 page statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about the applicant's understanding of these issues, record of activities to date, and specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
Two letters of recommendation are required. Submission of two additional letters is optional. All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters, including when their letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center).
Application deadline: October 18, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct (link is external).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Research Sample - Article or chapter sized in English or original + English translation
Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
2-4 letters of reference required
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