The Department of Communication and Media Arts at Marymount Manhattan College seeks adjunct instructors for the spring 2018 semester to teach COMM 305 Race, Class, and Gender in Media. The successful applicant must have a graduate degree (MA, MFA, or PhD) and practice student-centered teaching. The current adjunct rate per class is $3,532.  Marymount Manhattan is a four year liberal arts college located at 71st street between 2nd and 3rd. We are open to hiring one instructor for both sections, and we are open to hiring two instructors. The sections we have to offer are as follows.

  • COMM 305 02 Monday/Wednesday 8:30 to 9:51 AM
  • COMM 305 03 Tuesday/Thursday 5:50 to 7:11 PM

Please read the course description below. A syllabus will be provided, but instructors have flexibility to teach to their strengths provided they adhere to the course description and learning goals.

Interested applicants should contact Peter Schaefer at


This course explores how issues of race, class, sexuality, and gender are mediated by, and organize our experience of, film and television from technological specifications to issues of narrative and political economy. We will approach these issues through two critical lenses. First, we will encounter the core theoretical concepts developed by film and media scholars, Marxist activists, and pioneers in the fields of critical race theory, queer theory, and third-wave feminism. Second, we will investigate how these and other concepts have been taken up, modified, and challenged by popular critics, lay audiences, and fan subcultures in order to both embrace and deconstruct the media they consume.