Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor in Sociology and Cultural Industries
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, August 26, 2021 01:07 PM

Work in an international collaboration between US and Israel to study the ways social hierarchies and normative identities in cultural work have shaped workers’ practices, identities, and experiences of precarity during COVID-19. You would join Co-PI Dr. Vicki Mayer (Communication) in a 3-year, grant-funded comparison of cultural workers and cultural economies in New Orleans, Louisiana and Jaffa/Tel Aviv, Israel. You would continue the project, which began in 2020, and help shape its publications and future directions and with a global network of scholars.

The optimal candidate has expertise in work cultures and organizations, culture industries and work, and qualitative methods. Candidates with substantial experience in developing contact lists, open-ended interviewing, and using coding software for collaborative thematic analysis of data will be given special consideration.

The initial appointment is for 12 months, with possible renewal. Researchers will be appointed in either the Department of Sociology or the Department of Communication for the purposes of teaching 1 course in Spring 2022 and 2 in Fall 2022. Work can begin in fall 2021, but candidate must locate to New Orleans by January 2022. PhD required.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please send letter of interest, cv, and 1-2 letters of reference that address the qualifications listed above. Additional materials such as publications, or a teaching or diversity statement are welcomed but not required. We will contact you for more information if needed. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, but will continue until a match is found.

For more information and to apply, please visit: Questions can be addressed to the Co-PI at [email protected].

Employer Description:

Nested in the heart of the vibrant and multicultural city of New Orleans, Tulane University is one of the leading research universities in the United States, and member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The School of Liberal Arts supports over 300 world-class faculty in 34 departments and interdisciplinary programs. Through strategic hiring over the past year, the Departments of Sociology and Communication have both grown distinctions in the study of social identities and inequalities.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.