Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor, Post Colonial Studies

Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor, Post-Colonial Studies

The Academic Studies Department at Maine College of Art, located in Portland, Maine, invites applications for adjunct teaching in Post-Colonial Studies for Spring 2018. The candidate will be expected to teach a new upper-level undergraduate course dealing with the history and development of Post-Colonial Theory. The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to post-colonial theory, its concepts, problems, and debates. The course should address subaltern studies, the legacy of colonialism, human rights, migration, social justice and activism. In addition, the course syllabus should include readings from key figures in the development of global Post-Colonial studies. The successful applicant will have a graduate degree (PhD preferred) and experience teaching Critical Theory at the college level.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will be accepted until a hire is made. Application materials must be sent digitally in a single PDF, not to exceed a 25MB file size. Please email the document to employment@meca.edu. Place <[FirstName LastName], Adjunct POST-COLONIAL> in the subject line. The PDF must include (1) a one-page letter of application, (2) a cv, (3) a draft syllabus for the course, including reading list, (4) all college transcripts, (5) teaching evaluations if available; and (6) contact information for five references.

Maine College of Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff to be an essential characteristic of an academic community committed to excellence in education.

Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Institution

Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Institution

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls 480 students, the majority of whom are in the undergraduate program. About 1200 students take classes through MECA’s Continuing Studies Program annually. MECA’s Joanne Waxman Library is an important public resource of art­ and design ­oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.

MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature, and the breadth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Master of Arts in Teaching. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.