Office of Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Media Studies

Position Starts: Beginning Fall 2020
Tenure Status: This is a tenure-track position.

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Media Studies, with an emphasis in computational media beginning July 1, 2020. The teaching load is four courses per year plus senior thesis advising in the Intercollegiate Media Studies program of the Claremont Colleges. Courses will include practice-based introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, as well as teaching the senior seminar in Media Studies on a rotating basis. Participation in the College’s Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities is expected.

Candidates should be artists or researchers with practices grounded in critical and creative approaches to software, hardware, interfaces, scripting, and/or network media. The candidate should hold a terminal degree in media, art, or a related field, and have an outstanding record of artistic practice, technical innovation, and/or scholarship in your areas of research. We are particularly interested in practitioners whose work engages questions of disability and/or feminist and anti-racist practices in the context of computing. Possible research areas include creative coding, physical computing, augmented reality, disability and media, critical race and media, media justice, and social activism. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three sample syllabi, evidence of excellence in college teaching (e.g. course evaluations), URL links to your own portfolio and examples of student work, and contact information for three letters of reference to:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact:

Professor Carlin Wing

Search Committee Co-Chair

Media Studies Department

Scripps College


Professor Kim-Trang Tran

Search Committee Co-Chair

Art Department

Scripps College

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

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