The Department of African & African American Studies (AFAS) and Program in Film & Media Studies (FMS) at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment in Black Digital Media Studies. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2021 and home-based in AFAS. This position is part of the Digital Transformation cluster hire: (https://insideartsci.wustl.edu/digital-transformation-hiring-initiative).
We are seeking innovative applicants in the field of digital media, new technologies, computing and/or data analytics with an emphasis in Black, Africana and/or Diasporic Studies. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, Black technocultures, digital racism, activist media, gaming, alternative streaming platforms, surveillance technologies (facial recognition, biometrics, and digital profiling), AI, algorithmic bias, and social media. Applicants with firm grounding in cultural analytics are of particular interest, as are those with demonstrated interest in the use of digital platforms to collect and preserve Black film and media culture in the U.S. and globally as a form of community engagement.