Open Faculty Position in Visual Culture

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in the area of Visual Culture starting in Fall semester 2013. Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent by date of hire; excellent research profile and demonstrated record of scholarship that addresses the production and interpretation of visual works in their conceptual, political or technical dimensions; a strong record of relevant teaching; and broad understanding of rhetoric in the humanities. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose work has historical or comparative components and a theoretical focus. Possible areas of expertise include: photography, digital media, time-based media, video art, popular culture, public art, museum culture and design. Research topics could be as various as: war and violence, migration, human rights, the environment, race and sexuality. Candidates should send cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and contact information for three persons willing to submit letters of reference. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00064. Applications close November 1, 2012. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action employer and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents (see http://calcierge.berkeley.edu/ for details).