Assistant/Associate Professor of Critical Social Analysis

Location
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Ref
1766
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute seeks an interdisciplinary scholar for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position of Critical Social Analysis available Fall 2018. Qualified candidates include those who employ critical race theory and/or decolonizing approaches to cultural, social, or historical studies which focus on communication, media/social media, linguistic communities, translations, sound, narratives, and storytelling, all within south-north south-south, or south/east contexts, transits, and/or geographies. Research and teaching could be anchored to communities of color that engage with and extend existing paradigms in Indigenous/Native Studies, Black Studies, and/or Asian/American and Trans-Pacific Studies. Comparative, qualitative, and decolonial research is welcome. A strong demonstrated record of publishing, teaching, and service are required.

Located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood and nestled within an art and design school, our department's commitment to cognitive and social justice is palpable. We host a major in Critical and Visual Studies and minors in History, Sustainability, Social Justice/Social Practice, Music and Sound Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Psychology, and Philosophy. We are also looking to develop an interdisciplinary Master's program, and we organize our research interests and activities within the new Global South Center that is hosted in our department. Our department is characterized by a commitment to interdisciplinary critique, intellectual dialogue, the importance of the arts, and by scholars whose work is engaged with social, local, and planetary justice. Devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt culture.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Full-time teaching load is the equivalent of three courses each fall and spring semester.
  • Advise students.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Participate in related departmental activities including special projects.
  • Engage in scholarly production and other professional activities.
  • Engage with a diverse faculty and student body.
  • Serve on Institute, School and department committees.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and demonstrated strong teaching record required.

Salary and Rank are commensurate with experience

TO APPLY:

Review of applications to begin October 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your C.V., cover letter, the names and contact information for three professional references, and three letters of recommendation via our internal application site at: http://tinyurl.com/y9nrv9ft.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE.