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See also: Communication and Media Studies 2011-2012 & New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

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Arizona State University - Asst. Professor, Film & Media Studies - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The English Department at Arizona State University seeks an assistant professor in film and media studies to begin in August 2012. Job 10026.

Required: The successful candidate must have the Ph.D.in Film and Media Studies or related discipline in hand by August 1, 2012, demonstrated strong commitment to teaching; a well articulated and promising research program; excellent record of college-level teaching appropriate to rank and experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Desired: Expertise in one or a combination of the following: Digital Media Studies, Television Studies, Media Industry Studies, Screenwriting, Documentary.

ASU is a Research I university with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support and is located within the rapidly growing and dynamic metropolitan Phoenix area. Our English department is a large and diverse unit of faculty committed to excellence in teaching, to new and exciting research, and to ongoing community outreach. Information about the English Department and the Film and Media Studies Program can be found at http://asu.edu/english and http://film.asu.edu/.

Application Deadline is April 9, 2012; if not filled, and then every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Application procedure: materials submitted must include 1) a current curriculum vita; 2) a letter outlining research program, teaching philosophy and a description of how the applicants experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; and 3) the names, positions, and contact information of three references.

Applicants must submit materials electronically to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ASU/English

http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000720368-01/

Deadline: April 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

(5/23) Any updates on this one?

Bellarmine University (KY) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure track, full-time position at the Assistant Professor level starting in the 2012-13 academic year. We are searching for a specialist in Film Studies with additional strengths in Feminism, Digital Media, Queer Studies, Contemporary International Literature, and/or Environmental Literature.

A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. The teaching load is 4/3, and will include film courses, possibly composition, and introductory literature courses; we welcome the addition of new upper level courses in Film Studies and in any of the other areas. Ph.D. expected by August 2012.

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition, located on a scenic 135-acre campus in Louisville, America's 16th largest city.

Please send a letter of application, vita, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation to Dr. Kathryn West, Chair; Department of English; Bellarmine University; 2001 Newburg Road; Louisville, KY 40205; kwest@bellarmine.edu. Email applications strongly preferred. Deadline is November 30; we plan to interview at MLA. Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: E-Mail responses to confirm applications recieved. (also note application reviews to take a few weeks longer, around mid-December maybe.)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone Interview scheduled: Just received an email asking for a phone interview (2/13)

  • So what happened to the MLA interviews mentioned in ad above?

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Email requesting campus visit (3/4)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/4

Offer accepted: 4/18

NOTES:

Any news? (1/1) No (1/3) Still nothing? I wrote an inquiry email and received no reply. (1/20)

Received a letter saying the position had been filled. [posted 3/26]

Bowling Green State University - Cultural and Critical Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Cultural and Critical Studies to begin August 2012. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on interdisciplinary methods of research and critical analysis used in cultural studies fields and to guide students in the application of critical methodologies in their own research projects. We are seeking candidates with expertise in interdisciplinary research on popular narratives (which may include film, television, literature, visual, interactive, new media, or other formats) as they shape and express intersecting identities of race, gender, sexuality, nationality and/or social class. Earned Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline or in an appropriate interdisciplinary field preferred; ABDs will be considered. The position will be a joint appointment between the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and the Department of Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University's new School of Cultural and Critical Studies combines the departments of Popular Culture and Ethnic Studies and the programs of Women's Studies and American Culture Studies. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school and to teach at the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral level.

BGSU offers supporting research facilities such as the Browne Popular Culture Library, one of the largest collections of popular print media in the US, and the Sound Recordings Archives which provide unique resources for teaching and research. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an example of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, and statement of teaching philosophy). Additionally, applicants should arrange for three confidential and current letters of recommendation to be mailed or emailed directly. Applications can be submitted electronically to ccs@bgsu.edu or mailed to: Chair Critical Methodologies and Popular Narratives Search Committee, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, 228 Shatzel Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0214. 419-372-2982 (phone) 419-372-0330 (fax)

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received: 12/7 via mail with request for EOEE

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Feb. 24

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: [From Theory 2012: "email request for phone interview on feb 6 or 9, 1-31"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at American Studies 2012 & Theory 2012

Boston University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Film/Literature: The English Department at Boston University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in Fall 2012, pending final budgetary approval. Duties include teaching film history and film/media theory, with strong capacity to teach in a related literary field. Doctoral degree required by time of appointment. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, vita, and 2-page description of dissertation or major publications by November 1, 2011 preferably as e-mail attachments to ensearch@bu.edu, c/o Professor Lee Monk, Search Committee Chair. You can also send the material to Department of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request went out Oct. 17; Request Nov.15 (x2); Request 11/21

Rejection (no interview): 11/7 (X4), 11/17, 12/12 (X2), 12/14 (x4)

MLA Interview scheduled: Dec. 13, Dec. 14

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes (see NOTES below)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes, see NOTES below.

NOTES:

  • Post advertised - and then cancelled - last year.
  • For the person who posted about the 10/17 additional material request -- did you submit your initial materials super early? Since they're obviously contacting people as they go through the apps, I'm wondering what the approximate turn-around time was between submission and hearing the first bit of interest. Thanks!
    • It was I; I had it in around the beginning of the month (was expediting applications in expectation of facing a busy time in late October -- this was a wise decision). So the turnaround was a few weeks -- surprisingly fast, really. Their email stated "The search committee has reviewed your application materials and decided to pursue your candidacy."
  • Were rejections received by mail or email?
  • Rejections via email; not that kind and pretty blunt (We're sorry that we don't have better news to deliver" or something along those lines. Also I would not like to fill out applicant info form after rejection email. Can't they time it better? :)
  • Received email notification that applications are undergoing "first stage of review" (11/7). (X3)
  • What are the specializations of people who have gotten through the first cut?
  • And are your PhDs in Film Studies, English, or something else?
  • PhD in English w/ research split fairly evenly between film and lit. (x3)
  • To those rejected on 12/12: had you received a request for additional materials?
  • No request for additional materials before the 12/12 rejection. (X2)
  • I had received a request for additional materials; received rejection on 12/14 (x3).
  • Has anyone received an invite to interview on campus?
  • They invited two candidates for job talks last week - no word since then, although it was unclear whether or not they would be inviting more from my correspondence with them...
  • Has anyone actually completed campus interviews or heard anything else from committee?
  • Someone accepted the position last week.
  • Any idea of the lucky person's area(s) of specialization?

Brown University - (Full) Prof of Modern Culture/Media in Film and/or New Media - REVIEW BEGAN NOV 15Edit

Professor of Modern Culture and Media in Film and/or New Media Studies [15668]. The Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of full professor, with interests in one or a combination of some of the following: New Media Studies, Film Studies, Critical Theories of Culture and Media. We seek a scholar of demonstrated distinction to contribute to our doctoral and undergraduate programs. We are open to a wide range of research specialties within these fields. Enlarging the breadth of historical and/or geographical coverage of the department is a plus. Consideration of applications will begin November 15, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit letters of application and c.v. to:

  • Professor Ellen Rooney, Search Committee Chair
  • Department of Modern Culture and Media
  • Brown University
  • Box 1957
  • Providence, RI 02912

From MLA Job Info List 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brown University - Screenwriting - CAMPUS INTERVIEW IN MARCHEdit

Assistant Professor of Literary Arts, Tenure Track. Brown University. Brown University invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, specializing in Screenwriting, position to begin 1 July 2012. Candidates should have done some work in screenwriting and have some teaching experience at the undergraduate level. An ideal candidate will also have leadership potential and be interested in helping to develop and administer the future of the Literary Arts Program. We are looking for a strong and committed teacher who will make important contributions to contemporary screenwriting. Courseload is 2/2. Duties include teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced screenwriting workshops, directing graduate and undergraduate theses, and advising graduate and undergraduate students in screenwriting and related topics. Candidates should send letter of application, writing sample, three letters of reference and c.v. to Brian Evenson, Search Committee Chair, Literary Arts, Brown University, Box 1923, Providence RI 02912. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011. Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

From MLA Job Info List 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/21

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview March

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California State University, Fullerton - SEARCH RE-OPENED (LATE FEB.)Edit

Assistant Professor - Critical Studies - Submitted by jselbo on June 9, 2011 - 19:40

Application Deadline: October 15, 2011

Position Start Date: Monday, August 20, 2012

The Department of Radio-Television-Film at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies to begin August 2012. The applicant will teach introductory undergraduate courses in film studies as well as more advanced undergraduate courses in national cinemas, film genres, and/or auteurs. The successful candidate should be able to develop new courses for our critical studies emphasis. Specialization is open, but emphasis in Non-Western Cinemas, Documentary, or New Media is particularly welcomed.

A Ph.D., some prior teaching experience at the college level, and demonstrable scholarly potential are required. ABD applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the contract period.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, a writing sample, and a list of references. Applications should be submitted no later than 10/15/11, and addressed to: California State University, Fullerton, Search Committee, Radio-TV-Film Department, College of Communications, 800 North State College Boulevard, CP 650-07, Fullerton, CA 92831.

Acknowledgment received: 10/17, by email (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: telephone interview requested 11/7 (x2)

Rejection (after interview): 11/27, unofficial rejection by email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 5/12

Offer made: 2/7, Offer Rejected 2/14

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

They are inviting 2 new candidates for campus visits 1/21

Did the telephone interview request come with any indication that the first round of cuts was complete? (If this is the death knell for this job already, I'd like to know it.)

  • If you have to ask, I think you've got your answer. Sorry. (That's a rude response. This is supposed to be a non-judgmental space).
  • The applicant specifically said, "If this is the death knell for this job already, I'd like to know it." Since that person didn't have a problem with the response when it was published weeks ago, I'm assuming it wasn't taken in the wrong way. What's "rude" is inserting yourself into someone else's conversation and lecturing everybody else about the role of the wiki. Nobody ever claimed this was a "non-judgmental space," whatever that would mean. Its a space for the quick dissemination of (hopefully) accurate information for people who actually want to know the truth. (sorry, did you know the "truth"? Did you have "accurate information" about the first round of cuts? If so, then couldn't you have just said so? If not, then why even participate in this discussion? How about a gentle response like, "Sorry, I'm not sure about this position specifically, but generally speaking the phone interview stage indicates the first round is over." As for this being a non-judgmental space - um, why WOULDN'T it be?)
  • If I'd been "gentle" (wrapped it up with bows and teddy bears, taken you out to dinner and a long walk along the beach), you would then have criticized me for not knowing what I'm talking about and therefore not capable to speak about it in the first place. Anything you can think of to make the problem about some meanie on the internet and not about your own inadequacies as a candidate. And since it wasn't even directed towards you in the first place, I'm still not sure why anyone should care what you think. (And you still haven't defined what "non-judgmental space" even means, which was my point--does it mean that no one is allowed to hurt your feelings, even unintentionally? It seems like you have pretty thin skin, since you get personally offended by things that don't even concern you, so that doesn't seem realistic).
  • In addition to being rude, the above response is very possibly wrong. SCs very often run through their stacks of applications in batches. Please, please, please, whoever you are: don't make this process harder than it has to be.
  • Obviously, its not wrong, as the information below, published weeks ago and so far not refuted, has already indicated. Also, I'm not sure how you define "harder." As someone on the job market, I would define "mak[ing] this process harder" as months of petty self-delusion: that I'm didn't get an interview because people are "rude," or that your materials were lost somewhere because you never got a confirmation, or that you are still in the running because the chair never bothered to tell you personally otherwise, or that there must be an inside candidate, or that the SC is still working through the applicant list, or that, yes, they are doing campus interviews, but those probably will fall through and then they'll go back to the list, etc., etc., etc. Any of those issues, and others, happens, but you are only make life harder on yourself if you get hung up on improbabilities in favor of accepting the most likely explanation, and moving forward to the future opportunities you can still influence.
  • Yes, they have cut it down to 10 candidates from over 200 applicants.
  • Hee-hee, it's amazing how fast arguments can escalate on this kind of site. I'm the one who posted the original "death knell" question, and I'll just say that while I wasn't offended or bothered by the "if you have to ask" comment, I also wasn't helped by it, since the truth is that there are some cases where your chances are over as soon as the first round of people are asked for more materials and/or interviews (which turned out to be true here) and some cases where the SC expresses their initial interest in candidates on a rolling basis. And it's usually clear from the way the initial interest email is worded which of those scenarios is going on, which is why I asked. But it was definitely helpful to hear the "10 candidates out of 200" comment, since that does indeed seem to signify the end of the road for me. I prefer to get my rejection as soon as possible, so I can mentally move on!
  • I'm the original responder to your comment. Yes, its about that time of year where people start to take their own frustrations out of others, as though trolling for fights with random strangers will improve their own job prospects. I agree that the "10 candidates out of 200" is far more useful and had I known someone would post that later (presumably in response to me), I wouldn't have posted the first comment. But such specific and timely info is rare on the wiki these days, and getting rarer since there's such a negative backlash to honest info at times (by both frustrated SCs and angry rejected candidates). I apologize if my comment translated as flippant. But you sounded like you really needed to know. I was genuinely sorry, as I indicated, and can certainly sympathize having been passed over myself.
    • Wow, not to add to the drama that this job posting has created - but, the search has been re-opened. I just had a phone interview with the committee today (and this was after recieving an official rejection last fall) - If anyone has further updates, it would be great to see them posted here... - oh, and today is 2/24/12.

California State University Northridge, Digital Production - SKYPE INTERVIEW COMPLETEDEdit

Department: Cinema and Television Arts: http://www.ctva.csun.edu

Qualifications: M.F.A., Ph.D. or Ed.D. in digital production with an emphasis in new media and interactive multimedia production or related field from an accredited institution required. Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level desirable. Demonstrated evidence of professional experience in digital media production is desired. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, Sorenson Squeeze, and other multimedia software. Ability to develop new curriculum. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with a diverse student population.
 CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.



Responsibilities: Teach beginning, intermediate and advanced interactive multimedia design, production, and distribution classes while linking new media practices and concepts to a traditional CTVA program. Assist in integrating multimedia into the film, television and radio production curriculum. Conduct research and creative activities. Teaching duties may be assigned in a secondary area of expertise appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate, including courses in General Education curriculum. Student advising and committee work will be required. For purposes of reappointment, tenure, and promotion, emphasis will be placed on teaching effectiveness, scholarly and creative achievement, and service to the University and community. Faculty members are expected to contribute professionally at the state and national levels.



Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin November 21, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement of scholarly and creative objectives, as well as a portfolio (URLs are acceptable). Candidates should indicate what work they specifically did on the website. Finalists will be asked to provide references.



Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:


Faculty Position Coordinator


Department of Cinema and Television Arts
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8317

Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000701524-01/?sid=ja&utm_source=ja&utm_medium=en

Deadline: November 21, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype interviews scheduled for: 01/06

Rejection (after Skype interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (Montreal, Canada) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED FOR JAN.Edit

MEL HOPPENHEIM SCHOOL OF CINEMA FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Film Studies. Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film Studies for July 1, 2012.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema--Canada's largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies--is highly regarded around the world. The School has the distinct advantage of being situated in Concordia's vibrant Faculty of Fine Arts, where faculty and students enjoy numerous cross-disciplinary opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities, and a rich artistic and cultural context for research and study. Currently, our faculty complement includes 23 full-time professors and about 40 part-time instructors, teaching more than 500 students. Our faculty and alumni have strong ties with the Quebec and Canadian film communities, and have been nominated for or won numerous international film awards.

The successful candidate will normally be expected to teach core History and Theory courses, as well as specialized seminars suitable to their research area, at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels. Graduate supervision at the master's and doctoral level is also an important aspect of workload. In addition to teaching and supervision, the candidate will be expected to maintain an active research and publishing profile, as well as participate in university service supporting a collaborative administrative and working environment.

Preferred candidates should demonstrate expertise in the area of sound and cinema. We also welcome applicants with additional expertise in one of the following additional areas: media and technology (including experimental art, special effects, video games); production practices and industrial formations; and transnational dynamics of film history and practice, including but not limited to Quebecois/Canadian cinema.

Applicants should possess a PhD, a demonstrated record of teaching and research excellence and administrative experience and committee service. Although classes are taught in English, fluency in French is considered an asset. Submissions should consist of a letter of application; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); a statement outlining ongoing and future research projects; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2011 directly to:

Mailing address: Professor Marielle Nitoslawska, Chair, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema Concordia University 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, FB 319 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8 Fax: 514-848-4255

Civic address for in-person and courier delivery: Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema Faubourg Tower Sir George Williams Campus 1250 Guy Street, FB 319 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H 2T4

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to: Dr. Catherine Russell, Film Studies Head Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4657 Email: crus@alcor.concordia.ca

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult: Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema's website: http://cinema.concordia.ca Faculty of Fine Arts website: http://finearts.concordia.ca Academic Services for Fine Arts Faculty: http://finearts.concordia.ca/officeofthedean/servicesandresourcesforfaculty Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2012. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 11/24 (x3)

Request for additional materials: 11/14 (outline for a course on sound) x 2

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: 12/10 interviews scheduled for January (x2)

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Columbia University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Film - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant/Associate Professor of Film in the School of the Arts

The School of the Arts at Columbia University seeks to fill an Assistant/Associate Professor position starting on July 1, 2012. The ideal candidate is a scholar with a promising publication record and teaching experience with interest in the history of American cinema, and with additional interests in areas such as transnational cinema, cinema theory, and emerging technologies. A Ph.D. is required.

The Film Program offers the B.A. and M.A. in Film Studies as well as the M.F.A. with concentrations in screenwriting, directing, and creative producing. The program seeks a scholar to fill a position as Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track research faculty) in Film Studies to work closely with undergraduate film majors and M.A. and M.F.A. students in the School of the Arts, and to participate in an emerging Ph.D. in Comparative Media and Film Studies.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55448.

Application Deadline: December 12, 2012

From MLA Job Info. List 11/11/11

Deadline: Dec 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/11

Interview scheduled: Scheduled for Feb / March (1/14) (x2)

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone else recall there being a similar-sounding Columbia job last year? Anyone know if that one was filled?

A: Yes it was. It looks like the program is growing.

There are rumors that this job may be intended for a current post-doc already at Columbia.

As in, a job for Nico Baumbach, perhaps?

That rumor seems a little strange. How could a potential Associate-level job be suitable for a post-doc? Wouldn't they make it an entry-level gig if they had a candidate in mind?

Is this job intended as a replacement for Annette Insdorf, is she retiring?

01/09: Has anyone been contacted yet? NOT YET...

01/23: Have multiple interviews been scheduled? Haven't received a rejection yet, not sure whether to remain hopeful or to presume the first selections have already been made... x2 Has anyone else been contacted for an interview?

03/14: Would those selected for interviews please reveal your area(s) of specialization and asst/assoc standing?

05/02: So who's the lucky soul who got the job?

Cornell University - Dramatic Writing/Screenwriting - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

Invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in dramatic writing with an emphasis on writing across different forms (playwriting, screenwriting, new media, etc.). Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per year in a new curriculum combining media and performance and advising the writing and performance aspects of senior theses. We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Cornell.

An MFA or equivalent graduate degree is required, as is successful college level teaching and professional experience.

Electronic applications are required. Applicants may apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/947. A 30-page writing sample is required and may be uploaded to the online site. If letters of recommendation must be sent in hard copy, please submit to: dramatic writing search, c/o Julie Tibbits, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Dept. of Theatre, Film and Dance, 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about the application process may be directed to Julie Tibbits, jlt3@cornell.edu or 607-254-2758.

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 10, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Email 12/14

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cornell University - Media/Film Production - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Asst. Prof. - Media/Film Production. The Cornell University Department of Theatre, Film and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in media/film production with an emphasis on working across models and platforms (narrative, documentary, experimental, including analog and digital media). Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per year in a new curriculum combining media and performance and advising the writing and performance aspects of senior theses. We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Cornell. A MFA or equivalent graduate degree is required, as is successful college level teaching and professional experience. Electronic applications are required. Applicants may apply at (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/946). All required elements of the application may be uploaded to the online site. A 5-10 minute sample of your creative work is required. If you are unable to upload the file due to format or compression issues, please include a URL in the cover letter where your sample can be viewed online. Alternatively, you may submit your sample on DVD, as well as any letters of recommendation that must be sent in hard copy, to: Media/film search, c/o Julie Tibbits, Cornell University, Dept. of Theatre, Film and Dance, 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about the application process may be directed to Julie Tibbits, jlt3@cornell.edu or 607-254-2758. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 10, 2011. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and educator, Cornell University values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

From MLA JIL 9/23/11

Deadline: Nov. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): rejected by email 12/14

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Harvard University - Film History - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor of Film History

Application Deadline: October 9, 2011. Position Start Date: July 1, 2012

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant or untenured associate professor in film history. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in media archaeology and visual culture as well as in the relations between film history and cultural history. The successful candidate will contribute to a flourishing undergraduate concentration in film as well as a new PhD. program in Film and Visual Studies. Teaching duties are expected to begin Fall 2012 and include four courses a year.

A strong doctoral record is required and candidates should demonstrate the potential for significant scholarly productivity and excellence in teaching. Applicants for the position should submit a letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three to five references, information about teaching experience and course syllabi, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a writing sample of 20 pages (double spaced, with standard margins) by October 3. Please apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu . Hard copy applications will not be considered. Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/25 x3

Rejection (no interview): Rejected by email 10/26, said there were 140 applicants. (x4)

Interview scheduled: skype interviews with the 8 finalists mid-November

  • So, a 15min SKYPE interview isn't v. long; do we know if they are progressing straight to campus visits for the next stage (ie: next couple of weeks)? [posted 11/13]
  • I'm assuming they'll cut from 8 to 3-4 for campus visits. They said timeline would be rapid, so we'll probbly know by thanksgiving. [posted 11/18]

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Campus visits to take place first few weeks of December [11/21]]

Rejection (after campus interview): 1 of 3 finalists - email rejection received 10th Jan - offer made + accepted by another candidate.

  • NOTES: Do we know who got the job - research expertise etc? (23/1)
  • Harvard's jobs website has a deadline of "October 15" written in the description. Not sure if that's a change or an oversight. Even the deadline in the heading above says "October 9" while the text of the description still says "October 3." I'm assuming the website is the most accurate. (10/3)

Harvard University - Japanese Film - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese film, new media, and visual culture, expected to begin on July 1, 2012. The teaching duties will include four courses a year at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach undergraduate courses in Japanese and East Asian film is expected but scholars with research interests in multiple areas (such as literature, subculture, modern/contemporary thought) are welcome to apply. A strong doctoral record is required.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, a 25-page writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references by applying online at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/3726. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

H-Net

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: Skype interviews conducted

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews scheduled

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Ithaca College - Screen Studies -Assistant Professor - OFFER MADEEdit

Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position in Screen Studies, beginning AY 2012-13. In addition to teaching Screen Studies at the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and teach courses for the new integrated core curriculum at Ithaca College. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach and research in Screen Studies, which incorporates studies in film, television, new media, and emerging forms from interdisciplinary critical and theoretical perspectives with a narrative emphasis. In addition, a candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach in at least two of the following areas: industry/production studies; international cinema, television, and/or new media; film and television theory and criticism; and gender/race/class studies. Courses associated with this position span introductory, intermediate and advanced levels as well interdisciplinary courses for the new integrated liberal education core curriculum at Ithaca College.

Teaching experience and publications required. PhD in Cinema, Television, Communications or related field required. ABDs with a 2012 defense date may also be considered.

Interested applicants must apply on-line at www.icjobs.org and attach a CV and cover letter outlining how teaching and research interests intersect with the areas outlined above. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Questions about on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. Review of applications will begin on immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by February 10, 2012.

CV / Resume, Cover Letter

http://apply.icjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=177748

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Yes 2 March (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: Phone interview + additional materials request 9 March

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interviews scheduled 10 April

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:received an email saying that the job had been offered to another candidate 13 July 2012

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Did an invitee report that campus interviews had been scheduled, and if so when?

On 3/16 I received an email letting me know that the search committee had yet to come to any decision about reducing the short list and that campus interviews had yet to be scheduled.

Has anyone heard whether an offer has been made? (5/2)

King's College London - Lecturer in Film Studies (2 positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

One position in world cinema, one in Hollywood Cinema

Deadline: April 23

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype or phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after Skype or phone interview):

Campus interviews scheduled May 14th and 15th

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Loyola New Orleans - VAP in Romanticism OR Film - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor to teach introductory courses in literature and composition, with preference for expertise in Romanticism or film (to teach an advanced course in one of these fields). The teaching load is 4/4. PhD required by the time of appointment. This is a one-year position. Send application by March 26, 2012, to Dr. Katherine H. Adams, Chair; Department of English, Box 50; Loyola University New Orleans; New Orleans, LA 70118. Applications must include a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy, a c.v., a research statement, two sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Loyola University New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 26

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Skype or phone interview scheduled: [From Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012: "3/ 28, 3/29"]; English and Film Studies 3/30

Rejection (after Skype or phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/25 4/4

Offer accepted: 4/28 4/6

NOTES:

Should this read, regarding offer made/accepted, 3/25 and 3/28? If so, then I'm not sure why they would have interviewed me on 3/29. Any clarification?

Sorry about that - mis-read the calendar when posting dates. Above dates (4/4 and 4/6) are the correct ones

Also posted at Romanticism, Victorian/19th 2012

Michigan State University - Director of Film Studies - Advanced Asst. or Assoc. - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Director of Film Studies. This is a full-time appointment at either the advanced assistant (tenure track) or associate professor (tenured) level. Requirements: Ph.D. in film and media studies (or its equivalent); the ambition and imagination to lead new, college-wide initiatives in film and media studies and production. Administrative experience preferred.

Applicants must be prepared to teach a broad range of core courses in the Film Studies program, including film history, film and media theory, and film genres. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of scholarly achievement in film and media studies. Specialization is open, but areas of expertise may include new media history and theory (e.g., media archeology, digital poetics, social media, etc); Hollywood cinema (transnational methodologies preferred); early/silent cinema, especially in relation to new media history and theory; and so on.

Housed in the Department of English, the Film Studies program (http://www.english.msu.edu/film/) offers both a rigorous undergraduate concentration emphasizing theory and history and two exciting production specializations in Fiction Film and Documentary Expression (in collaboration with the College of Communication Arts & Sciences). The Director will be expected to teach graduate courses in film, media, and visual culture in the English Ph.D. program, and to contribute to new, interdisciplinary College of Arts & Letters (http://www.cal.msu.edu/) media initiatives, including collaborations with performance, experimental and digital arts and design, and digital humanities. Faculty members in English are expected to contribute to the College's general education program.

Letter of application, writing sample and CV for this position must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://www.jobs.msu.edu/. Letters of reference should be sent no later than December 9, 2011 to:

  • Justus Nieland, Chair Search Committee
  • Michigan State University
  • Department of English,
  • 201 Morrill Hall
  • E Lansing MI 48824

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Deadline: open until filled (posted in MLA Job Info. List Nov. 18)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: Skype interviews scheduled for week of January 16th, 2012 (12/17). - Does this mean some candidates have already been contacted for interviews? Yes (x1) • Since the January 6th deadline, have additional Skype interviews been scheduled? Yes, according to Chair. Many high quality applications received at the extended deadline. (1/15).

Has anyone actually been invited to a concrete day/time Skype interview -- beyond an emailed statement of interest in your candidacy? Yes, contacted on 1/14 to schedule skype interview for the following week.(x3) - Looks like the initial round. I don't think the above info about having been contacted for Skype on (12/17) was accurate.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:several candidates have been invited to campus (2/4) How many is "several"? Are those invited already asst./assoc. profs? What are your areas of specialization? There were four invited, ranging from adjunct to associate levels. As for specialization, I'm not sure why anyone would think people would volunteer such specific info about themselves this late in the process.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 3/30

Offer accepted: 3/30

NOTES:

Procedural delay has resulted in deadline being extended until January 6th. (12/17)

Northeastern University (MA) - Academic SpecialistEdit

The College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University is planning to reconfigure its Cinema Studies program to become a program of Media and Screen Studies. We seek a full time academic specialist to join our program beginning Fall 2012. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses such as American Film, Film Theory, Film Analysis, Film and Television History, and Media Theory and Criticism. This position includes some advising and administrative responsibilities and comes will full benefits. This is a one-year renewable contract.

All candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies by August 2012. Successful applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in higher education.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references. All applications are online. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Joanne Morreale at j.morreale.neu.edu. To apply, visit the College website, http://www.northeastern.edu/camd, and click on Faculty Positions.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 30, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 6/11/12

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Northeastern University (MA) - Digital Humanities, Open Rank - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications and nominations for an open rank position (assistant/associate/full professor) in the field of Digital Humanities to begin fall 2012. The successful candidate will have expertise in new computational approaches that help distill meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats. Examples include but are not limited to text-mining, geographic information systems, natural language processing, visualization, or complex network analysis. He or she will be familiar with the theoretical challenges implicit in this emerging field, will have an interest in translating knowledge within and between disciplines and for a broader public, and will help to build new expertise in Digital Humanities at Northeastern. The position will complement existing University strengths in the related areas of network science and computational social science. Applications are invited from any discipline that contributes to the Digital Humanities. The appointment will be made in an appropriate department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and a cross-departmental or cross-college appointment (such as with the College of Computer and Information Science) is also possible. Candidates must have a PhD at the beginning of the appointment and a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank.

Applications will only be accepted through the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website. To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/, and click on the Faculty Positions link. Applicants already holding tenure should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 50 pages, and the names of three referees. Untenured applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than fifty pages, and should have three references submitted via the Faculty Positions site. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, David Lazer, or to Co-Chair, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon at dighumsearch@neu.edu.

H-Net

Deadline: review begins Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2012 & New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

Oakland University - Cinema Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Cinema Studies, to begin August 2012, with primary specialization in one or more of the following fields:
• Global Cinema, with preferred emphasis on Latin American, Asian, African and other cinematic traditions and film cultures beyond the United States and Europe;
• Experimental and Avant-Garde Cinema; and
• Digital Filmmaking.

Candidates with a PhD and university-level teaching experience are preferred; digital filmmaking candidates with MFA will be considered only with previous university-level teaching experience in film studies.

The successful candidate should have record of scholarly and/or creative productivity and be prepared to teach introductory and upper-division courses in film studies and/or digital production curriculum. Candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Cinema Studies (www.oakland.edu/cinemastudies) and a burgeoning regional filmmaking community.

Applications packets should be submitted no later than Thursday, December 1, 2011 via the university's online application system and include the following materials: (1) letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (including teaching statement, sample syllabi, and any other documents relevant to the teaching record), (4) writing sample (creative materials also accepted), (5) graduate transcripts, and (6) three confidential letters of recommendation (submitted in electronic or hard copy form under separate cover).

For further information about this position and to begin online application, please visit https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/74. Queries may be directed to Kyle Edwards, Search Committee Chair, at edwards2@oakland.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: 12/16

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/20 (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/29

NOTES:

Oakland University - Cinema Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English in Cinema Studies, to begin August 2012, with preferred specialization in one or more of the following areas: Global Cinema, especially film cultures outside of the United States, Europe and East Asia; Silent Cinema; Film and Media Industries. The ability to teach digital production or screenwriting is also desirable.

The successful candidate should have Ph.D (in hand or expected prior to June 2012) in film studies or related field, a record of scholarly productivity, and the ability to teach a broad range of introductory and upper-division film studies courses. Candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program in Cinema Studies (www.oakland.edu/cinemastudies) and a burgeoning regional filmmaking community.

Competitive salary and benefits; 3/2 teaching load.

Application packets will be given immediate consideration and should include the following materials: (1) letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching portfolio, including teaching statement, sample syllabi, and any other documents relevant to the teaching record); (4) writing sample; (5) graduate transcripts; and (6) three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted in electronic or hard copy form under separate cover.

For further information about this position and to begin online application, please visit https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/314. Queries may be directed to Kyle Edwards, Search Committee Chair, at edwards2@oakland.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 5/15/12

Interview scheduled: Skype interview 23/4

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

This cinema studies position at Oakland is distinct from the one that was recently filled (see above).

Ohio State University (Assistant Professor in French Film Studies) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: MLA interview scheduled (12/9)

Rejection (after interview): received very nice email notification that position has been filled (2/20)

Campus interview scheduled: 1/11 Strange! I had a Skype interview on 1/10, and they said a decision would not be made for 9-10 days about campus interviews. Anyone else get a campus interview? (1/27)

For the person who posted this--did you interview at the MLA? No. Has anyone else from MLA received rejections or invites? No news as of 1/23. Campus interviews are currently underway with at least three candidates.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at French and Francophone Studies 2011-2012

Ohio University School of Film (Assistant Professor of Film Studies) - INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

The Ohio University School of Film seeks candidates for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Film Studies.

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is a public residential Doctoral/Research Extensive University where current enrollment on the Athens Campus is 20,146 students.

The School of Film is located in the College of Fine Arts and offers an M.F.A. in Film Production and an M.A. in Film Studies. The M.A. in Film Studies is a two-year program in film history, analysis, and theory designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level or for careers in which a film studies background may be relevant. For further information on the School of Film, please visit the website: http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/film/

The candidate will be called upon to teach a range of courses in the M.A. core curriculum, such as courses in film history, film theory, and research methods, as well as seminars in his or her areas of specialty. The candidate will also be asked to deliver film studies to MFA students. The candidate will also be expected to serve as on a number of M.A. thesis committees each year. The School of Film also offers a Film Minor to undergraduates. As such, there will be a component of undergraduate teaching to the position. Additionally, the candidate will be integrally involved in the administering of the M.A. program.

The area of specialization is open, but the School seeks a candidate who can teach as a generalist with strengths in at least two of the following: innovative approaches to film history and film historiography; international cinemas; and post-classical film theory.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related field required by the date of application; teaching experience at the university level; candidates must be able to provide evidence that they are working on a book manuscript.

If there are any questions, they can be addressed to:

Steven Ross, Director

Ohio University School of Film rosss2@ohio.edu

How to Apply / Contact

To view the posting details and apply on line, please use this link to Ohio University’s Employment web site: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/2537

Please be prepared to attach the following documents electronically:

Résumé/curriculum vitae; cover letter which should include your teaching philosophy and a statement of your research interests; writing sample; sample syllabi; and a list of 3 professional references with current contact information. In addition, applicants will be asked to provide names and email addresses for three people who will be contacted to upload letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: May 11, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: Any news? (6/7) Interviews completed last week. (6/8)

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Oregon State University - Global Film Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

From MLA Job Info List 9/16/11

Global (non-western) Film Studies. Oregon State University, Department of English is recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) nine-month, tenure-track position in non-western film studies and film theory, with possible sub-specialty in postcolonial film/ theory. The position is advertised at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2012. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include Ph.D. in cinema studies at time of appointment. Significant teaching experience, publication record, and demonstrated scholarly innovation and commitment to curricular development and cross-disciplinary collaboration are preferred. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity preferred. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs . Include 1) letter of interest, 2) resume/vita, 3) record of course and thesis work to the site as directed. In addition, request the sending of at least three hard-copy or interfolio letters of reference directly to Jon Lewis, Professor of English, School of Writing, Literature, and Film, 238 Moreland Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-5302. For full consideration, apply by November 11, 2011 to posting 0007979.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/20 (x3)

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes [see below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news? (12/13)

Campus interviews scheduled for late January - early February (1/13).

Portland State University - Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film, Tenure Track - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

{C}The film program within the Department of Theatre and Film is seeking a dynamic faculty member who will play a role in continuing development of an undergraduate and graduate curriculum that integrates film into a liberal arts program, and provides strong foundation for critical thinking that will guide students’ creative work. The successful candidate will: teach courses in film studies with an emphasis in international film or early cinema and also film theory andaesthetics, popular film genres and other critical studies areas. That candidate will preferably have the ability to teach courses in some aspects of digital production.Faculty members will engage in department, school, university and community collaborations; and, conduct significant external scholarly/creative activity.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled for late January

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: <--date?

NOTES:

  • This one was due ages ago, but I've added it to see if there's any news out there...
  • I've been wondering about this one, too--haven't heard a word.
  • I believe they've invited candidates to campus for Jan/Feb.
  • They have. There were skype interviews before Thanksgiving and they have now invited, I think, three candidtaes to campus in January.

Southern Oregon University - Film and Media Theory/Practice - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Communication at Southern Oregon University seeks applicants for a tenure track, 1.0 FTE position as Assistant Professor in Convergent Media (0.5 FTE) and Academic Coordinator of Rogue Valley Community Television (0.5 FTE), and to contribute to the Center for Emerging Media and Digital Art (eMDA).

The candidate must have experience in teaching, research and creative activity in the areas of film and/or digital media production, new media, social media, online or convergence journalism, content development and distribution and/or media industry business practices, as well as interest and/or experience in curriculum development and supervision of media production and distribution. PhD or MFA required.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, Other Document.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Other Document: Provide evidence of creative activity as one attachment. Include the names and contacts for three professional references in that section of the online application.

Finalist candidates shall provide copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the search committee at the time they are notified that they are a finalist. Candidates hired for a position shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institutions directly to the Provost. Transcripts must be received by September 1.

Application must be received by: for priority consideration 12-15-2011

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: 07-01-2012

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.sou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50933

HigherEdJobs.com

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 02/28/12

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

SUNY Oswego - VAP, ScreenwritingEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Screenwriting.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience

Date of Appointment: August 2012

Description of Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced screenwriting courses in a robust Creative Writing program with 130 majors. The responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in dramatic structure and film aesthetics within the Cinema and Screen Studies program of the Department of English and Creative Writing; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative activity.

Required Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. with equivalent industry/professional experience. We are seeking a proactive colleague who has excellent communication skills and a rich understanding of idea development and creative writing concepts. The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to mentoring students and an entrepreneurial attitude to helping grow the program. Candidates must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have a record of outstanding narrative storytelling in feature and short film screenwriting; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and experience as a mentor on individual student screenwriting projects.

To Apply: Submit letter of application, full curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three professional references electronically to: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=32758

Samples of creative work will be requested after the initial application review. Finalists will be required to submit three current (dated within one year) letters of reference and an official transcript of highest degree earned.

HigherEdJobs.com

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

Transylvania University - VAP, Film Studies/English - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

One-year Film Studies/English position beginning September 1, 2012. Qualified applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach introductory and intermediate level film studies courses as well as contribute to an interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program. Ability to teach general education literature courses a plus. Duties include 3 courses per semester plus one short-term course in May. Ph.D. (or ABD), teaching experience and a commitment to the goals of liberal arts teaching required. Transylvania University is an independent, residential, liberal arts college of 1,100 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Send only a cover letter and CV at this time to Professor Martha Billips, Chair of Search Committee, by March 30, 2012. Please submit cover letter and CV as PDF documents to englishjob@transy.edu. Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a faculty that reflects the diversity of American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: April 10 (x4)

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: May 2

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Alberta - World Cinema - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Department of English and Film Studies. Deadline: 10/15/2011. Link.

The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Film Studies, with a specialization in World Cinema, with desirable areas of expertise including Asian Cinema, central and east European cinemas, British cinema, and documentary cinema. These areas complement our existing strengths in Canadian and American film and film theory. Applicants must have a PhD, or be close to completion, as well as relevant teaching experience and publications. They should have a strong background in introductory teaching, both history and theory, and the expertise to teach intermediate and senior level courses in the various fields of international cinema (and documentary), and particular areas of study within those fields. They should also be prepared to supervise student work at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment will commence 01 July 2012.

Applicants should send the Chair a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae (with full contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail address), a writing sample (20-page maximum), the names of three referees, and, if available, a teaching dossier and evaluations of teaching performance. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and letters of reference from the three named referees, are sent directly to the Department. The closing date for applications is 15 October 2011. All application materials should be sent directly to: Susan Hamilton, Chair Department of English and Film Studies Humanities Centre 3-5, University of Alberta Edmonton AB T6G 2E5 Canada.

For further information about the position, or the Department, please contact the Chair by email at susan.hamilton@ualberta.ca.

Acknowledgment received: 10/18, via email

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: skype interview scheduled for 11/16 (x 2)

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus interview requested on 11/17 (x 2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 12/12

NOTES:

-- Adjunct there who teaches in at least three of these areas already. Post possibly written for them.

-- It probably goes without saying at this point but the position is replacing a departing Associate Professor and is not earmarked for any current adjunct or sessional instructor.

-- Do we know who got the job? A: see comments under UCSB job below.

University of California, Berkeley - Chinese Film - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley seek applications at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track) in Chinese Film. Applicants should have broad film competence, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and be able to teach courses in film theory, film history, and Chinese film and culture. Interest in New Media also a plus. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of not more than 30 pp. Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Send application materials by PDF to Jane Taylorson (astobiza@berkeley.edu), or by mail to the Search Committee, Department of Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2670. Please do not send materials by FAX.

H-Net

Deadline for receipt of applications: October 17, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: -campus interviews in progress [posted 11/26]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2011-2012

University of California, Irvine - Digital Media Culture - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2012. We seek scholars whose research and teaching is dedicated to the history and theory of digital media culture. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. Research and teaching interests should include a range of issues in digital culture, using theoretical models that consider aesthetic, social, and technological changes as cultural processes. The preferred candidate will be a humanities scholar able to teach courses in media studies and digital culture, focusing on theoretically engaged work on a range of issues (e.g., interactivity, social media, digital copyright, indigenous media, transnational flows, avant-garde or alternative new media practices, mobile media, platform studies, gaming and game theory, et al.). Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed before date of appointment.

Please apply online at http://recruit.ap.uci.edu and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, a sample course syllabus, and three letters of reference. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.

Please see http://www.humanities.uci.edu/filmstudies for more information about the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at UC Irvine. For additional information, please contact Professor Peter Krapp, Search Committee Chair, Department of Film and Media Studies, 2000 Humanities Gateway, ZOT 2435, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2435. search11@uci.edu

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 11/20 - 142 applications received; will narrow to short list in mid-January

Request for additional materials: 12/8--request for dissertation, publications, and sample syllabus for intro course

Rejection (no interview): 1/19 (X2)

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [From Digital Humanities page: "Received an email invitation for a campus interview. (1/19)"] (x2)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: yes, early March, according to Digital Humanities page.

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

UCLA - Transnational Film and/or Media & Cultural Identity - OFFER MADEEdit

Cinema & Media Studies Open Rank Professor. Deadline: 9/30/2011.

Description from the SCMS website: The UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media seeks a professor, assistant or associate rank preferred, to join the faculty of Cinema & Media Studies with a research emphasis on transnational film and/or media and cultural identity. Applicants should have a particular emphasis on film and/or media of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and/or Latin America. Applicants should have a background in film studies, communications, area studies, or a related discipline and have a demonstrated interest in the relation between film and/or media and social change. Applicants with international experience, interdisciplinary focus, and/or expertise in global media industries are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vita and three letters of reference to:

Professor Chon Noriega, Search Committee Chair
c/o Brian Clark
UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media
Box 951622 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622
310.206.3516

brian@tft.ucla.edu

Acknowledgment received: HR of UCLA sent a survey via mail in October. This served as acknowledgement that the application was received

Request for additional materials: 11/10/11 (published book or manuscript); 12/19/11

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes <---date?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes, as of late March

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This is a replacement for Gabriel Teshome so expectations will be intense

UC Riverside - Tenured or Tenure-track Position, Science Fiction Media Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California Riverside invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position in science fiction media studies. We seek candidates who specialize in science fiction in cinema and mass media, visual, auditory, and/or performance art, with a strong record of teaching and scholarly publication on science fiction in more than one non-print medium (film, television, animation, digital culture, hypertext, video games, installation or intermedia arts, performance art, comics and illustration). Ph.D. or its equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., Film Studies, Media Studies, Digital Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies, or Performance Studies) is required.

Candidates should have both extensive historical knowledge of science fiction media and a well-developed theoretical approach to it. Candidates whose work on science fiction media intersects with gender studies, sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies, or postcolonial and global studies are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in planning new academic initiatives and assisting with curricular development in the areas of science fiction media and technoculture studies within the College. The candidate would also advise and assist the University of California Riverside Libraries in developing the archive of science fiction media texts and materials held in the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature (<http://eaton-collection.ucr.edu/About.htm>).

The disciplinary home for the position is currently open, though it is likely that the primary department(s) will be Media and Cultural Studies, English, and/or Comparative Literature, with Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies also being possibilities. The candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the department(s) in which he or she is appointed. The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor rank.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vita, a letter of application emphasizing research interests and teaching experience in science fiction media studies, names and contacts of three references, and a sample of written work (25pp or less). Electronic submission of these materials (as Word, RTF, or PDF documents) is preferred. Send to the chair of the search committee, Professor Rob Latham, at SFmediasearch@ucr.edu. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than January 3, 2012. The review of applications will begin on that date, and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment will commence as early as July 1, 2012. Teaching, which would begin as early as the Fall 2012 term, is a 4.5 load over three annual quarters. Salary will be commensurate with publication and teaching record.

LINK: http://chass.ucr.edu/jobs/media_studies.html

Deadline: Jan. 3

Acknowledgment received: x2

Follow-Up Reminder to fill out EEOC form: X1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): email rejection (2/2) X3

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Jan 25, scheduling for mid-Feb (straight to campus visit stage)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/29 -- congratulations!

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

I heard from a reputable source today that although this was advertised as an open rank position, they're really looking for someone very senior. So, I guess the rest of us should not pin our hopes to this one.

That reading is certainly conducive to the wording of the call.

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2011-2012

UC Santa Barbara - Archival Theory / Practice - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Archival Theory and Practice.

Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara seeks Assistant Professor in Archival Theory/Practice. Must be: qualified to teach in film, television, and new media with research focus on archiving traditional and new media forms; able to develop archive facility as a laboratory for theory/practice and build on courses in media archival study, curatorial projects, and festival programming. Must demonstrate knowledge of archives, collections, databases; engage with/contribute to theoretical work; and be cognizant of scholarship in relation to professional training in media curatorship, archival work, intellectual property. PhD required. Especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Submit letter, CV, writing sample, and have 3 letters of recommendation sent to: kmurray@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu by 11/15/11. Send additional materials to: Search Committee, Film and Media Studies, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4010. EO/AA Employer.

See full ad: http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu.

From MLA Job Information List 9/23/11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Yes (see comment below)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

This ad has a fishy smell. For one thing, there is no required experience or training as a media archivist. That seems odd for such a position. Now compare the ad with their VAP’s CV (she focuses on “Archival Theory & Practice”). HOLY INSIDER, Batman! This is taken exactly from her bio. Perhaps they could be less obvious next time, or just put her name on it and deliver it on a silver platter.

AFAIK, they just started their archive and this VAP was asked to help with it. It seems to me that archival theory is a secondary interest of that VAP.

(OP) What “secondary interest”? Her dissertation is on archival theory and titled accordingly. The rest of her CV matches up exactly with the specific requirements of the ad.

I don't see what's fishy about it. I appreciate that it's specific enough for most people not to waste their time.

Apparently they already have their 3 finalists for interviews in January...indeed this seems like an inside job

The VAP in question accepted the job at the University of Alberta so it's now an open field for the three finalists.

University of Colorado Denver - Assistant Professor/Advanced Assistant Professor of Film Studies - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Colorado Denver invites applications for an Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor of English in Film Studies, full-time, tenure track, starting 08/13/12. We seek a candidate with an innovative research agenda and a desire to build UCD’s film program. Responsibilities include teaching two courses a semester in candidate’s area as well as film history/theory and directing the film program in English. PhD and promise of substantial publication required. Review of applications begins 11/3 and continues until position fills. UCD is a growing urban campus offering a competitive salary and generous start-up funds. UCD is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. The University is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faulty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for ALL prospective employees. Please submit a cover letter and CV electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp (Job Posting Number: 815584); direct all inquiries to Professor Gillian Silverman, Search Committee Chair (Gillian.Silverman@ucdenver.edu).

From MLA Job Information List 11/11/11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/17 (x7) 12/1 (x4)

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled: 12/6 (MLA) (x2) 12/13 (MLA) 1/6

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Did anyone receive an email confirmation after uploading the app. to their website? I usually get an automated confirmation and didn't in this case, which makes me concerned that something got screwed up.

  • I got an email with my username for future reference. And when I uploaded the application, I got a confirmation number.
  • Did those who have scheduled MLA interviews receive their request for extra materials on 11/17 or 12/1?
  • 11/17, in my case (x2)
  • Post-MLA question: Did any MLA interviewees find out what their timeline for scheduling on-campus interviews would be?
  • They plan to contact people about the next round in late January.
  • anything?? (1/25)
  • I am feeling the same way -- you can't get too much later into January than this! Has anyone heard a word? (1/27)
  • Anything yet? (2/2)
  • I'm assuming that since "late January" has come and gone, those of us who haven't heard anything are being rejected by silence. But if anyone can correct me on this, by all means do! (2/2) (x2 - that they're down to a tight knit group of 2-3 candidates is the most likely scenario, and I don't blame folks for not posting info at this point in the process).

University of Kent- Lecturer in Film Studies - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Application deadline 4/1

Rejection Email 4/13

University of Michigan - Asian / Asian American Screen Arts and Culture - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Michigan’s Department of Screen Arts and Cultures (SAC), the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) and the Program in American Culture (AC), invite applications for as many as two positions in “Asian Screen Arts and Cultures” and/or “Asian American Screen Arts and Cultures” beginning September 1, 2012. Scholars of cinema, television and digital media are invited to apply. The position(s) in “Asian Screen Arts and Cultures,” would be jointly appointed between SAC and ALC, and the position(s) in “Asian American Screen Arts and Cultures,” would be jointly appointed between SAC and AC. These university-year appointments are possible at both junior and senior ranks. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the departments as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

For all positions, the Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and a statement of current and future research plans. Junior candidates may submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing sample and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should send the names of suggested reviewers.

Please send applications to Asian/Asian American Screen Arts Search Committee, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan, 6330 North Quad, 105 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285.

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2011. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 02/19 (Asian Cinema)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2011-2012

University of New Brunswick - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

From MLA Job Info List 9/16/11

Assistant Professor of Screenwriting and Film Studies. The Department of English at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in screenwriting and film studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2012 and subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates should hold a PhD in Film Studies or English, and demonstrate a strong commitment to creative work, teaching and research. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in screenwriting, film studies and film theory, and will participate in the Department's Creative Writing program as well as in the interdepartmental Film and Media Studies programs. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced screenwriter as well as having a good background in film studies, including film theory; s/he would also be interested in building links with the wider film community in New Brunswick. Secondary strength in another area that would complement the Department's offerings would be an asset. Interested individuals should ask three referees to send letters and should themselves forward a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, and samples of their creative and scholarly work to: Dr. Mary Rimmer, Chair, Department of English, UNB, PO Box 440, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3. The closing date for applications is 1 November 2011. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates should indicate citizenship status in their applications. The University of New Brunswick is committed to the principle of employment equity.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of New Mexico - American Studies / Popular Culture - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applicants for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision in American Studies with expertise in Popular Culture at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin in August, 2012.

We seek to appoint a candidate with wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests in popular culture. Appropriate degree fields include American Studies, Cultural Studies, Film/Media Studies or a related field. Minimum qualifications: PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include: strength of preparation and promise in scholarship and service and the potential for excellence in teaching; demonstrated ability to deliver required undergraduate and graduate level courses in American Studies and to deliver some portion of undergraduate teaching online as required; demonstrated ability to advise and direct graduate students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse research interests and to operate with professionalism and collegiality. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: popular culture theory, film and media studies, expressive cultures, gender, popular music, digital cultures, social networking or performance studies. A completed application consists of 1) a signed letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) samples of candidate's scholarly writing, 4) sample syllabi of relevant courses and 5) a list of three references. For best consideration, application materials must be received by November 30.

The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Applications can only be accepted online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu . Please see posting number 0813182 for full details. Screening of the applicant pool will begin immediately after the best consideration date with the position remaining open until filled.

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Yes, 12/21

Rejection Letter: 1/16, 1/26 (via email)

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Email invite for on-campus interview from American Studies page (x2))

Offer made: [From American Studies 2012: "2/17"]

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone who submitted additional materials hear anything yet? (x1--Excellent question) Nothing yet (1/21)

Those invited to campus, would you please share your areas of expertise?

Also posted at American Studies 2012

University of North Carolina Wilmington - World Cinema - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor, World Cinema

The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor, starting in August 2012, with expertise in World Cinema, especially Silent, Asian, Eastern European, Russian/Soviet, Middle Eastern, or African cinema. Qualifications: Candidates should possess a PhD in film studies or a related discipline. ABD will be considered; however, PhD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in film studies awarded prior to August 2012. Candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Film Study and advanced courses in film studies and must demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity.

One of the premiere departments at UNCW, Film Studies incorporates courses in cinema studies and film production and is planning graduate programs in both areas. The historic coastal resort city of Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Studios, the largest motion picture facility east of California, and the department has a vibrant working relationship with both the studio and area filmmaking professionals. Film festivals, visiting scholars and filmmakers, and an assortment of independent and international film screenings are a community staple. For twelve consecutive years, U. S. News & World Report has ranked UNCW as one of the top ten public masters universities in the South.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu . A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages (attached to “other docs”) should be uploaded to the online application—not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to: Todd Berliner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Film Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5950.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 2; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Pat Torok at (910) 962-7502 or torokp@uncw.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/4

Rejection (no interview): 1/5

Interview scheduled: phone interview scheduled for 11/11 x 3

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit scheduled in late November

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Yes

Offer accepted: Yes

NOTES:

Can you tell us if you have a campus visit scheduled or if you're simply reporting on information given in the interview that visits will be scheduled in late-November?

University of Oregon - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies. The University of Oregon Department of English (http://pages.uoregon.edu/engl/) is searching for a tenure‑track Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies. In particular, we seek candidates with expertise in queer and/or sexuality studies to complement our department's existing strengths in the study of race/ethnicity, gender, and nationhood. We are especially interested in candidates whose work engages with the intersectionality of these categories; we also welcome applicants who specialize in trans/interactive media. The successful candidate will participate in the University's interdisciplinary program in Cinema Studies (http://cinema.uoregon.edu/)

. Responsibilities will include active engagement in research, as well as teaching film and film/media theory with an interdisciplinary emphasis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We encourage applications from candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

 Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Film Studies, English, or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://www.academicjobsonline.org/ by posting curriculum vitae, writing sample of approximately 20 pages , statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact engl@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. 

Materials received after November 4, 2011 will not be considered.



From MLA Job Information List 9/30/11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: YES [see below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: YES

NOTES:

  • I heard second hand that some Skype interviews have already been conducted. Can anyone verify that? If you're one of the people who's been interviewed, what is your specialty?
    • (12/10) Seconding question above: I haven't heard anything, and it's been 5 weeks, so I'm assuming they've moved on with potential candidates, but it would be nice to get confirmation.
    • Finalists have been invited to campus in January. [posted 12/19]

University of Southern Maine (ME) - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Communication and Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in film studies to begin September 2012.

The faculty member will have teaching and research specialization in film studies as well as a background in communication. Research areas may include film history, film and rhetoric, global cinema, and digital and imaging theories.

The faculty member will also assist in the development of a multidisciplinary film studies major within the college. Besides teaching film studies courses, the position includes teaching undergraduate foundational courses in communication that are supportive of the departments two majors in communication and media studies.

This position also requires undergraduate student advising and a commitment of service to the department, college, and university.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication or related field with a specialization in film studies by time of appointment. The successful candidate will have strong evidence of college teaching. The University of Southern Maine has an institution wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism, and community.

Send letter of application, unofficial transcript, curriculum vitae with current mail address, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (at least one should address teaching effectiveness) to the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Southern Maine, 19 Chamberlain Avenue, Portland, Maine 04104-9300. Applicants should be prepared to provide teaching evaluations if available.

Appointment is subject to final budgetary approval.

Acknowledgment received: 11/29 by email; 12/6 by email

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/12

Interview scheduled: 12/16 x 2

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of St Andrews--Teaching Fellow - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

Teaching Fellow in Film Studies – CD1029

School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, Department of Film Studies, £30,122 - £35,938 per annum pro rata Start: 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed-Term for 10 months Details

We are seeking to appoint a teaching fellow in Film Studies for a 10-month period, between 1 September 2012 and 30 June 2013.

You should have completed a Ph.D, and be committed to teaching excellence. You will teach in the modules FM1001: Key Concepts in Film Studies, FM1002: Film History and Historiography, FM2001: Modern World Cinemas, and FM2002: Film Culture, Theory, Entertainment. You will also be asked to convene or co-convene one or more of the subhonours modules offered by the Department, and to carry out related administrative duties.


Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Tampa - Filmmaking - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

H-Net

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FILMMAKING - The Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Letters at the University of Tampa is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track position to teach courses in hands-on film and digital production, cinematography, producing and cinema studies in the Film & Media Arts and Communication majors at the Assistant Professor level, beginning fall 2012.

Candidates with an MFA and/or Ph.D., advanced experience in film and digital production and a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching are invited to apply.

The ideal candidate will combine experience in independent narrative cinema with an active production and exhibition record. A specific technical expertise in cinematography is preferred.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester, and engagement with and creation of student opportunities in the local production community.

The candidate is expected to engage in high quality teaching, maintain an active record of juried exhibition, advise students, and provide service to the department, college, university and broader community.

For details and to apply go to: https://jobs.ut.edu Applicants should be prepared to attach an academic writing example, a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of creative philosophy, a one-page teaching philosophy, and a copy of your terminal degree transcript. A DVD of your creative work is also requested. Please mail only your DVD to: The University of Tampa, Human Resources - c/o Film Search, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606-1490. In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2011-2012

University of Toronto - Lecturer - Cinema Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute (at Innis College) invites applications for a teaching-stream appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The expected start date of the position is July 1, 2012. The Cinema Studies Institute is seeking applicants with an extensive knowledge of Canadian Cinema. Ideally, the candidate should also be well versed in contemporary theory; special knowledge of issues relevant to the study of nationhood, global or transnational cinema, and/or indigenous film production would also be preferred. Extensive teaching in any or all of these areas would be a definite asset.

The successful candidate will teach courses in cinema and related media at the undergraduate level in the Cinema Studies Institute. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate strong knowledge of the fields mentioned above. Evidence of excellence in teaching in cinema studies and teaching-related scholarly activities is also required. Candidates must have completed at least a Master’s degree in Cinema (or a related discipline) to be eligible. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be reviewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

We ask that applicants apply online by clicking on the link below. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your application and other materials to Professor Janet Paterson, Principal, Innis College and Chair, Search Committee, at the following address: Innis College, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J5. Applicants should send the following in one or two PDF files: 1) a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching dossier containing a list of courses taught, course syllabi, and teaching evaluations; 4) an example of published scholarship not exceeding twenty pages.

Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation focusing on their teaching abilities sent directly to the Principal at the address listed above. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2011. For more information about the Cinema Studies Institute, please consult http://www.utoronto.ca/cinema

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 09/12 (date to be confirmed for Jan.)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Toronto Scarborough - 3 yr. Asst. Professor, Postcolonial Lit. & FilmEdit

The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2015. Candidates should have a PhD in English and a strong research background in Postcolonial Literature and Film. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in both literature and film (five undergraduate courses per year, a 2/3 load), to pursue an active research program, and to contribute service to the Department of English at UTSC. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and one writing sample online at http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm (Job Number 1101012). We encourage applicants to combine PDF or MS Word documents in one or two files. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email to postcolonial-engsearch@utsc.utoronto.ca or by post to: Professor Christine Bolus-Reichert, Chair, Department of English, University of Toronto Scarborough, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4, Canada.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2012.

UTSC has an interdisciplinary commitment, and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, women, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

From MLA Job Info List 10/14/11

Deadline: 30 Jan. 2012

Acknowledgment received: Got an email acknowledgement through the U of T online system. Did anyone else apply for this job?

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012

The University of Western Ontario - OFFER MADEEdit

Film Studies Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Deadline: 10/15/2011. PDF.

The Department of Film Studies, The University of Western Ontario (http://www.uwo.ca/film/) invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured position in Transnational/World Cinema or American Cinema to begin 01 July 2012; the rank of the appointment will be commensurate with experience. At the Assistant rank the completed Ph.D. or equivalent, and experience and promise in teaching and research are minimum qualifications; a strong record of published work in Film Studies is essential at the Associate or Full Professor ranks.

The successful candidate will be a junior or senior scholar with a commensurate record of publication and teaching in South Asian, East Asian, Middle Eastern, or American cinema. He or she will also have an opportunity to contribute to the Department’s MA in Film Studies.

Positions are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Professor Paul Coates, Acting Chair, Department of Film Studies, University College, Room 78, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7. Please feel free to contact Professor Coates with questions about the position or the department (519-661-3307). The Review of Applications will be 15 October 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for additional writing sample 11/4; request for additional recommendation letters 11/4

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus interview requested on 12/01

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: <--date?

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • same position as last year? looks like it.
  • Pretty sure they were looking for a full professor last time 'round.

Vassar College - TV Production / Writing - NO OFFER / SEARCH CLOSEDEdit

The Department of Film at Vassar College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor concentrating on Television Production and Television Writing, beginning Fall 2012.

The preferred candidate will hold a MFA in Television/Media Production or Screenwriting; however, we will also consider those who present a distinguished record of achievement in television production/screenwriting with several years experience in creating their own projects. All applicants must have substantial experience teaching undergraduates.

Vassar has an intensive 2-year production program with hands-on experience for the students beginning in the junior year. Familiarity with digital video, Avid, Final Cut Pro, and sound recording and mixing is highly desired. Exposure to 16 mm production and advanced sound software would be a plus.

This position requires facility with both documentary and narrative modes. Candidates with interests in animation or experimental digital media are also encouraged to apply.

The usual teaching load will be three production courses and two writing courses per year. The position includes teaching beginning film/digital as well as providing intermediate to advanced instruction in a rigorous mentor/mentee relationship. Writing courses may include “Introduction to Writing for Film and Television,” “Advanced Television Writing,” or “Writing for the Short Narrative Script.” The position will also include advising students undertaking advanced independent work.

To apply, please visit http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51211 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, a short sample reel, and a short creative writing excerpt. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2011. Second round candidates will be asked to provide copies of appropriate course syllabi.

Academic Careers Online

Acknowledgment received:

NOTES:

  • 3/15(?) -- letter received saying search closed without an offer being made, lack of qualified candidates

Washington University in St. Louis - Chinese Film - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

H-Net

The Program in Film and Media Studies seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Film Studies with a research specialization in Chinese-language film. This position will begin in fall 2012. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The appointment will be in FMS but teaching duties will also involve courses crosslisted between FMS and the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of fluency in Chinese and be able to situate Chinese-language cinema (whether from the PRC, Taiwan, or Hong Kong) within a global context. Ability to address other Asian cinemas and media (Japan, Korea, and/or South Asia) would be welcome. Applicants should have a broad and deep knowledge of film. In addition to teaching courses focused on Chinese-language film, the faculty member will be expected to teach courses that may include: history of world cinema, film theory, transnational issues in film, major directors, film genres, or film/digital production. We encourage applications from candidates with an interest in the intersection between film production/practice and theory.

A PhD in film studies or a closely related field completed by the start of the position is required. Outstanding potential for scholarly publication and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Additional duties include: student advising, participation in faculty governance including program committees, college and university service.

A completed application will consist of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence such as syllabi and student evaluations. To apply please visit our website at https://jobs.wustl.edu and apply to job posting number 22435. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent to: Prof. Gaylyn Studlar, Chair, Chinese-language Film Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1174, Saint Louis, MO 63130.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 15, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Interview scheduled:

Rejection (after interview):

Campus interview scheduled: yes (according to Chinese Language and Literature 2011-2012)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2011-2012

Western Kentucky University (2 tenure-track positions) - PHONE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions beginning August 2012. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in some combination of at least two of the following areas: twentieth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, world literature, dramatic literature, and film.

Requirement Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of scholarly and professional activities. Candidates must be willing to use classroom technologies and on occasion to teach online, and must demonstrate interest in student engagement activities beyond the classroom.

Responsibilities: Teaching in the English general education program, advanced undergraduate courses in the areas of candidate's expertise, and occasional courses in the English M.A program; maintaining an active scholarly agenda; and participating in university and departmental service.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in early December. Candidates should submit the following (electronic submissions are acceptable):

  • Letter of application (specify fields of expertise)
  • Teaching Philosophy statement
  • Current Curriculum Vita
  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (official copies only required prior to on-campus interviews)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation

Submit to: Dr. Karen Schneider, Head, Department of English, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086. E-mail: karen.schneider@wku.edu . Telephone: (270) 745-3046. Fax: (270) 745-2533

HigherEdJobs

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Acknowledgment received: 11/21

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [From Modern British 2012: "Phone interview scheduled: 12/5"

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES AND QUERIES:

Also posted at Anglophone 2012, Generalist 2012, Comparative 2012 & Modern British 2012

General DiscussionEdit

-- Wow, very organized this year, I'm impressed!

- Has anyone been given an indication as to what the prospect may be this year? Better/worse/same as last year?

-- Has anyone heard anything about the film job posted at Indiana U/Purdue U Indianapolis (IUPUI)? I don't want to add it to the list since the deadline was Nov. 21 but I would be interested if anyone has any news!

--Skype interviews started last Friday (12/9) at IUPUI and are continuing on until this Friday (12/16).

--I've heard IUPUI has sceduled campus visits. IUPUI - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED (2/13)

--Unceremonious rejection received today (12/13): "Your dossier is not among those moving forward in the search." (Yeah, chair had his secretary send out form rejection letters to the semi-finalists not invited to campus interviews! 12/27 What can you do?) (x2)

-- Sorry, I am new to the wiki but wanted to inquire about two jobs whose deadlines have also passed: Georgia State and University of South Carolina. Anybody have any info?

-- USC had phone interviews this week (12/12).

-- Two more: any word from Ringling College (Florida) or Arizona State (film and theater history position)? Thanks!

  • FYI: ASU position posted on Theatre page. No movement noted there yet.

​-- Sorry to add more, but has anyone heard from University of Texas at Dallas? Not posted anywhere and deadline was December 1st. Thank you! (12/20) I'd be interested in hearing any news on this one as well! (12/21) I got a request for letters of recommendation from them Monday (1/23); anyone else hear anything? Has there been any further news? (2/2) - Skype interviews scheduled for next week (2/4)

I've gotten two rejections today alone (several on other days) from schools to which I did not apply. Is this normal?

-- Anyone know anything about Eckerd College's Christian Nielsen Endowed Professorship in Film Studies? (Not listed anywhere here, but the announcement was posted at the SCMS website...)

  • Eckerd did preliminary Skype interviews some time ago and are currently involved in campus visits. (1/26)
  • Any one know if an offer's been made yet? (2/7) - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTED 2/21


-- Ithaca College? Any news there? It was a late posting but apps were due Feb. 10.

  • I got an email from Ithaca College saying I was short-listed and asking for syllabi and writing sample Feb 24, to be sent by 1 March for hiring committee deliberations to start 2 March. This was sent by the assistant to the Dean, who said that future communications would be directly from the committee--so the "short list" sounds like it might be, in fact, fairly long. . . .(x2)
  • Would be interested to hear from anyone who has had a campus interview scheduled for this position (as stated above)--as I just got a request for a phone interview 9 March. Are they going through applicants in batches?

NOTE: Ithaca College now posted above (3/9).

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