Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Power and Privilege

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

Affiliated (Part-Time) Faculty Power and Privilege
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The Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College is looking to fill one course opening for the Spring 2021 semester, January 19, 2021-May 3, 2021. The available course is: Power and Privilege (IN 154)
Power and Privilege is a first-year interdisciplinary seminar that examines what forms privilege takes, and what its relation to power and oppression is. The course asks: how can we identify the ways that we may benefit from privilege, what responsibility do people in positions of privilege bear with regard to the benefits they enjoy, and why might people in positions of privilege want to work against it, and what can they do? This course provides students with the tools and resources to identify and address questions of privilege and power as they arise in relation to social categories such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and physical ability.

For the Spring 2021 term, Power and Privilege is scheduled to meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon-1:45 pm. The course will follow a Flex Learning format where it 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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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:

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