Tenure Track position in Black Studies in Media & Technology

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Carrie Rentschler, Prof.

Sep 19, 2021, 12:54:36 PM9/19/21
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Dear colleagues and students: please share the following academic job announcement in your networks, and please apply!  We strongly encourage candidates working in feminist, queer and trans studies to apply.  The job announcement in included below.

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.

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

https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/job/Arts- Building/Assistant-Professor-of-Black-Studies-in-Media-and-Technology_JR0000016020

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:  https://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/jobs

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


Prof. Rentschler


Carrie A. Rentschler
Associate Professor 
Art History and Communication Studies 
McGill University
853 Sherbrooke St. West, W-115 Arts
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 Canada

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