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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, to assume a position in one or more of the following: media industries, critical internet studies, media and climate, sound studies, media and representation, and/or media literacies. Will work in one or more of the program's dimensions of comparativity (historical, methodological, cultural) and across media forms, including sound/music, screen-based media such as film/television/games, and other forms of social and computational media. Postdocs will teach one course each semester and will be on campus at MIT during this time. In addition to teaching and developing courses, postdocs are also expected to conduct research and contribute to the intellectual life of the department and school. Applicants must identify, from this list of selected faculty, at least one with whom you would like to work: Professor Ian Condry, Professor Heather Hendershot, Professor Thomas Levenson, Professor Justin Reich, Professor Edward Schiappa, and/or Professor T.L. Taylor.
REQUIRED: receipt of a Ph.D. between July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2023,* and competence in media studies. If you have not earned your degree at the time you apply, an attached letter of certification from your institution's registrar's office, department of graduate studies, or your department head is required to confirm that you are expected to be formally awarded your degree by July 1, 2023. Please make sure that your letter writer specifies the date of your expected conferral date. Applicants who have not been formally awarded their degree by July 1, 2023, will not be considered. Job #22515
Salary will be $75,000 per year with standard benefits and each postdoc will receive a research fund of $1,000 to cover travel and other costs associated with research and professional development.
The postdoctoral candidate will be selected for a one-year appointment, effective July 1, 2023. Based on funding, there might be a possibility of a one-year extension.
Postdocs may not hold other appointments for the duration of this appointment.
Applicants must have received their degrees from institutions other than MIT. International scholars will be considered for the position, but the appointment is contingent upon eligibility to legally work within the United States. MIT will offer a J1 visa sponsorship if needed. The selection committee will make decisions in May 2023.
Your cover letter must indicate which faculty member(s) you are applying to work with and why you have made that selection. In addition to applying with a cover letter and CV via the MIT website, applicants must also apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/122852.