Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Love and Eroticism

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Love and Eroticism
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The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is looking to fill two sections of one course for the Spring 2021 semester, January 19, 2021-May 3, 2021. The available course is: Love and Eroticism (IN 108).

Love and Eroticism is a first-year interdisciplinary seminar that examines representations of love, sexuality, and gender in Western culture in light of postmodern critiques of Western knowledge. One important critique of Western knowledge is that it excludes, marginalizes, exoticizes, or stereotypes the Other. In this course we will read a Western canonical work on love, sexuality, and/or gender, and then re-examine it through a lens informed by Postmodern Theory, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, or Postcolonial Theory. These theories will give us tools to interrogate the dominant perspectives and power structures presented in the canonical works and to consider marginal perspectives and alternative power structures.

For the Spring 2021 term, both sections of Love and Eroticism are scheduled to meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first is scheduled to meet from 10:00-11:45 am, and the second is scheduled to meet from 2:00-3:45 pm. Both sections will also follow a Flex Learning format where the class will meet once a week in-person/ on campus on Thursdays at the designated time and once a week remotely/online on Tuesdays at the designated time. Office hours will also be synchronous remote.

Flex Learning is designed to minimize health and safety risks to the Emerson community so the in-person component will have a large classroom and social distancing as well as an overall dedensification of the campus. For more information about One Emerson Flex Learning and Emerson's response to Covid-19, please visit the following page:

Enrollment for Love and Eroticism is capped at 20 students.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and service that they can contribute to our excellence in this area.

All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching experience. Any questions can be directed to Dean Amy Ansell ( or Director of Curriculum and Administration Amy Vashlishan Murray ( A Ph.D. in a related field (granted by the January 19th start date) is preferred.

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