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Re: <nettime> two jobs at MIT
Brian Holmes on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:37:26 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> two jobs at MIT



Candidates should realize that this is an elite American university
with a historic track record in being number 1. This does mean that
the positions being offered, in addition to demanding all of your
being, all of your time, all of your talents and a willingness to
cut the throat of all of your neighbors, also require you to wear a
smile and proclaim the infinite justice of whatever you do at any
moment for our institution. Please be prepared to enter the heads of
your fellow candidates and steal all their ideas which you will sign
and copyright in the next breath. Maybe social justice is the flavor
of the day? Copyright that too! It would be nice if you would design
a war game for the government in your off hours and maybe you could
surreptitiously hack it and claim some liberal credit on the side.
Oh and by the way, don't forget to put a few touching biographical
elements in your application and cast a few of those melancholy
sidelong looks during the interview so that you will get some points
for interiority. After all, we are all beautiful souls and if you
want to enter our club you have to look the part. Once you are one of
US you will shine in the light of infinite glory and participate in
the dismantling of the remains of the global public sphere. Perhaps
you can create the ALGORITHM OF NEOLIBERAL JUSTIFICATION which will
replace the Philosopher's Stone! At least your conscience will be
clean, because once you have brutalized it enough to participate in
the American system it will always come out white in the wash. Thanks
for applying and if you lose, you snooze, because check out the
requirements below: very few have what it takes to be number 1.

On 09/26/2011 02:12 PM, Jessica Tatlock wrote:

The Comparative Media Studies Program at MIT seeks to fill two
positions

(1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Media
Studies/Game Studies, MIT


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