NYU job ad: Media, Culture, Communication

Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University seeks a beginning assistant professor (tenure track) who specializes in contemporary media, identity formation, and social activism in African-American and/or other African Diaspora communities. Candidates should submit dissertations, book manuscripts, publications, and other samples of scholarly writing. They should also be able to demonstrate capacity for excellence in teaching through student evaluations, teaching observations, or similar materials.

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication is home to 30 full-time faculty and serves approximately 750 undergraduate majors, 90 MA students, and 40 PhD students. NYU’s dynamic Global Network University includes NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and international programs and academic centers around the world.

NYU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Qualifications:  Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015, and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching.

Responsibilities:  Teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, conduct research, and engage in program, department, school-level, and university service.

Applications:  Please apply via e-mail with a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, and a significant sample of work to:   mccnyusearch@gmail.com

Applications may be addressed to:
Professor Ben Kafka
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
239 Greene St, 8th floor
New York NY 10003

Further information about the position can be obtained from Lisa Gitelman, Department Chair:  gitelman[at]nyu{dot}edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Black identity, foreign language, culture

Call for Chapter Submissions: Black identity, foreign language and culture
Deadline:  September 15, 2012

We are currently seeking submissions for an accepted book proposal with a national publisher.  All submissions must be completed works.  Abstracts will not be considered.

Exploring black identity through bilinguals of the Diaspora is an edited text that describes how foreign language acquisition and development help to shape how Africans, people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean, and African Americans are able to describe and proscribe their identity.  Contributors to this text may have work that falls under one of the following themes:
*        Using foreign language as a tool for self-definition
*        The impact of foreign language on the understanding of self
*        Foreign language acquisition in the African American community
*        The impact of ESL on Blacks of the Diaspora
*        Impact of language on the expatriate experience
*        Bilingual code-switching in the African Diaspora
*        The relationship between language and identity
*        African Americans and bilingualism
*        Bilingualism and identity in the African Diaspora

Completed works must be a minimum of ten (15) pages and a maximum of twenty (20) pages including references and footnotes.

Authors must be able to submit completed chapters by September 15, 2012.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Kami J. Anderson.