Assistant Professor -
Social and Political Theory (tenure track)
Department of Social Science And Cultural Studies
The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, available Fall 2014. The successful applicant will have research and teaching expertise in central concepts of contemporary social and political theory, such as democracy, justice, equality, equity, and critique. We will consider appointment at a rank higher than Assistant Professor only for applicants with significant professional accomplishments.
Pratt is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, information science, writing, and critical and visual studies. Its strong programs in architecture, film, video, photography, computer graphics and other areas of art and design draw students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies contributes to the professional students’ core education and also has its own major in Critical and Visual Studies. The Institute is located on a 25 acre campus in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn.
*Teach six courses per year.
*Contribute to the development of MA programs in: Politics, Philosophy and Culture; Social Practice; or Sustainable Coastal Societies, as well as to the Department’s existing BA in Critical and Visual Studies.
*Develop curriculum in Social Science and Cultural Studies.
*Serve on department, School and Institute committees.
*Provide outreach to other departments in the Institute.
*Complete individual research projects (e.g. publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and present at professional conferences).
*Perform all other related activities as required.
SALARY is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We require a Ph.D. in a core area of the social sciences, history, psychology or philosophy. ABD will be considered only for otherwise exceptionally accomplished applicants. While disciplinary field is open, applicants must be able to contribute to the development of at least one of the following MA programs: Politics, Philosophy and Culture; Social Practice; and Sustainable Coastal Societies, as well as to the Department’s existing BA in Critical and Visual Studies. Candidates must have at least one (preferably two) year’s college level teaching experience in an institution other than the one in which terminal degree was earned. Strong evidence of future scholarly productivity is essential.