Tulane University Seeks to Hire Media Scholar Specializing in ‘Critical Race Studies’
“the relationships between media and politics or social justice”
Remember when we were told that no one is really teaching Critical Race Theory? Good times.
Campus Reform reports:
University looking to hire media scholar specializing in ‘critical race studies’
Tulane University’s Department of Communication is currently looking to hire a scholar of “activist media” at the rank of Assistant Professor. According to the job description, the university is especially interested in applicants who have prior experience in researching “BIPOC or marginalized communities” and those that can explore “the relationships between media and politics or social justice.”
It also states that the new professor’s “work may draw on a variety of disciplines and methodologies related to media and communication studies.” These include critical race studies, disability studies, gender studies, and queer theory.
The job posting also includes a link to the Louisiana university’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and a list of initiatives it takes to exemplify its commitment to antiracism.
Areas of focus include sustaining racial equity, diversifying the university staff, and developing “equity-minded” research environments.
The job opening was posted on Dec. 13 and review of applications began on Feb. 20.
This follows a trend Campus Reform has tracked of universities around the country intentionally hiring faculty for diversity positions in compliance with DEI priorities.
For example, Campus Reform reported in December on a story at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in which candidates for an administrative position must have demonstrated experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ).
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