Affiliated (Part-time) Faculty Center for Comedic Arts (Multiple
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The BFA Program in Comedic Arts at Emerson College is looking for
part time faculty to apply to a pool of faculty to fill multiple
courses in the theory and history of comedy. Part-time faculty
postings are for potential teaching positions. The applicant pool
will be reviewed by the department chair, the associate chair, and
the graduate program director when searching for candidates to fill
Courses include Evolution of Comedy II (CA103), Playing with Theory
(CA200), and Seminar in Comedic Studies (VM403). Successful
candidates will have a firm grasp of the vocabulary, structures,
and tropes associated with comedy. Additionally, they will be able
to contextualize and analyze the form as it relates to issues of
race, gender, class, disability, and other networks of power. A
background in the practice of comedy is preferred.
Emerson College believes the pathway to achieving inclusive
excellence and fostering a campus climate where everyone can thrive
is only possible in an authentically equitable, accessible, and
socially just environment. As a community of storytellers, we
continually strive to cultivate a community that draws upon the
widest possible pool of talent, fully embracing individuals from
varied cultures, races, abilities, gender identities, sexual
orientations, linguistic backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, life
experiences, nationalities, perspectives, beliefs, and
CA103: Evolution of Comedy II
This course surveys the evolution of comedy from 1895 to the
present day, primarily in North America. Throughout this semester,
we will explore the industrial, historical, creative, and social
infrastructures that gave rise to comedy in film, television, and a
host of media formats. As we study these forms, we will repeatedly
examine how the development of comic forms, styles, and genres
correspond to changes in social understandings of gender, race,
sexuality, class, and national identity.
CA200: Playing with Theory
This course introduces students to comedy theory in order to hone
their craft, get a laugh, and express a point of view in their
work. The material in the course explores the structural,
political, and ethical dimensions of laughter, which will enable
students to identify and play with comic frames in their own
performance, writing, and studies of comedy. Students will exercise
these theories by analyzing various comedic works, writing research
papers, and developing their own creative pieces that put the
theory into practice.
VM403: Seminar in Comedic Studies
Special seminar offerings in the area of comedic studies. Topics
rotate and have included Global Chaplin, Queer TV Comedy, Norman
Lear, Border-Crossing & Comedy, and Screwball & Romantic
Complete applications that include cover letter, CV, and evidence
of teaching effectiveness will be reviewed on a rolling basis,
beginning immediately. Please indicate in your cover letter which
course(s) you wish to be considered for. A PhD or advanced degrees
in a related field is preferred.
Emerson College enrolls over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate
students from 49 states and more than 70 countries. Its main campus
is located in the dynamic, multicultural city of Boston. The
college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.
Emerson's commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a
range of resources such as the Office of Internationalization &
Equity, the Social Justice Collaborative, and the Center for
Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
Please note, in the job application where there is the "CV/Cover
Letter/ Additional Documents" drop box, you must include all of the
required materials listed above. You can upload each document
separately or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be
complete without these documents.
If you are having issues uploading, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This posting is an open pool. Applicants for the positions will
not be notified of their status unless they are contacted by the
department chair or their designee.
Applicants should withdraw their application from the pool if they
are no longer interested.
To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_FT_Faculty/job/Boston-Campus/Affiliated--Part-time--Faculty---Center-for-Comedic-Arts--Multiple-Positions-_JR005912