Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Religion and Culture-ASPECT
Assistant Professor, Cultural Theory
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Department of Religion and Culture and the interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Cultural Theory to begin August 10, 2012. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in cultural studies or a closely related humanities or social sciences discipline, have a strong theoretical and interdisciplinary background, and show a commitment to the missions of both the Department of Religion and Culture (www.rc.vt.edu) and ASPECT (www.aspect.vt.edu). Preference will be given to applicants whose main body of research is in one of the following fields: media studies, visual studies, or popular culture. Moreover, the successful candidate should be able to contribute to the department’s proposed MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities. Additionally, an interest in one of the following areas is desirable: the global south, minority communities, or postsecularism.
Evidence of excellence in research and teaching is required. Since this position is part of an ASPECT cluster hire, the successful applicant will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research related to ASPECT. Teaching load is four courses a year. Applicants should fill out the online application and submit a cover letter and C.V. to www.jobs.vt.edu and mail the cover letter, C.V., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts to: ASPECT-Religion and Culture Search, attn: Karen Moore, Office Manager, Department of Religion and Culture, 112 Lane Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227. Complete applications should be received by November 1, 2011 for full consideration. PhD must be completed by August 2012. Salary is competitive. Virginia Tech is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and minorities.
Department of Religion and Culture
112 Lane Hall (0227)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
|Primary Category:||Cultural History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology