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Assistant Professor - Popular Culture - Digital Cultures
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
12/30/2019
01/30/2020
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Assistant Professor of Popular Culture in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, with a specialization in the scholarly study of digital cultures, full-time, tenure track, beginning August 2020

Primary Responsibilities 
Develop and teach courses on digital cultures (such as video games, social media, online fandoms)
Teach courses in a secondary area of Popular Culture that complements current department offerings
Teach courses that contribute to other departments/programs in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory)
Contribute to the M.A. program in Popular Culture and the Ph.D. degree in American Culture Studies through teaching graduate courses and serving on thesis/dissertation committees
Develop and implement a research agenda that leads to academic publications
Provide service to university and profession
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in a field related to Popular Culture Studies (for example, Media Studies, American Studies, or Cultural Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020)
Research focus or teaching experience in Digital Cultures (e.g., cultural studies of video games, social media, online fandoms)
Experience teaching at collegiate level
Evidence of productivity in research about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, 2 or more regional or national conference presentations).
 
Preferred Qualifications 
University teaching experience as instructor of record
Experience with on-line teaching
Research or teaching expertise in Folklore Studies
Peer-reviewed publication(s) about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures.

Credentials Required for Application
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education; 4) journal-length example of scholarly work; 5) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.,student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 6) transcript showing highest degree earned and 7) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.  

Application Deadline: January 30, 2020

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jeffrey A. Brown (jabrown@bgsu.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Popular Culture, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Additional contact person: Dr. Susana Peña (susanap@bgsu.edu), Director, School of Cultural and Critical Studies. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and to pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment.  Official transcripts showing highest degree earned are also required.

Information about the University and Program
For nearly forty years the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University has been at the forefront of critically analyzing the intersections between media and society. As the only Popular Culture department in the nation, the program offers courses in a variety of areas, including film, television, music, folklore, genre, literature, globalization, gender, and ethnicity. The Department of Popular Culture offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is active with interdisciplinary programs, and contributes to the American Culture Studies doctoral degree. Faculty have a wide range of research interests and are invested fostering research in the areas of digital media and culture.

The Department of Popular Culture is part of BGSU’s interdisciplinary School of Cultural and Critical Studies which also includes the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and American Culture Studies Program. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school and to teach at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Additional information about the School is available at: www.bgsu.edu/sccs.
The School of Cultural and Critical Studies is part of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Largest of the collegiate organizations of BGSU, the College of Arts and Sciences includes nineteen schools and academic departments as well as an additional number of formally organized program areas.  The academic departments span the range of the traditional disciplines in the arts and humanities, languages, sciences and mathematics and social sciences.  

BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from countries outside the United States. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

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Department of Popular Culture and School for Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University (Main Campus).

Department of Popular Culture and School for Cultural and Critical Studies invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Popular Culture in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies, with a specialization in the scholarly study of digital cultures. Start date is August 2020. 
 
Primary Responsibilities 
Develop and teach courses on digital cultures (such as video games, social media, online fandoms)
Teach courses in a secondary area of Popular Culture that complements current department offerings
Teach courses that contribute to other departments/programs in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies (such as community-based learning, qualitative research methods, and/or interdisciplinary theory)
Contribute to the M.A. program in Popular Culture and the Ph.D. degree in American Culture Studies through graduate courses and thesis/dissertation supervision
Develop and implement a research agenda that leads to academic publications
Provide service to university and profession
 
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in a field related to Popular Culture Studies (for example, Media Studies, American Studies, or Cultural Studies) required. ABDs may apply but all the requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by time of employment (August 2020)
Research focus or teaching experience in Digital Cultures (e.g., cultural studies of video games, social media, online fandoms)
Experience teaching at collegiate level
Evidence of productivity in research about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, 2 or more regional or national conference presentations) .
 
Preferred Qualifications 
University teaching experience as instructor of record
Experience with on-line teaching
Research or teaching expertise in Folklore Studies
Peer-reviewed publication(s) about the scholarly study of Digital Cultures.
 
To Apply: 
Only complete applications will be considered. Please include: 1) cover letter; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of commitment to diversity in higher education; 4) example of scholarly work; 5) teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student teaching evaluations, teaching observations, teaching awards); 6) transcript showing highest degree earned and 7) names and contact information for three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) and original letters of reference.  Completed applications must be received by January 30, 2020. A background check and official transcripts are required for employment.
 
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BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.
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