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Amherst College, MA - Film & Video Artist - SEARCH COMPLETEEdit

The Amherst College Department of Art and the History of Art invites applications for an open-rank position for a Film and Video Artist, with specialization in one or more of the following areas: experimental, documentary, and/or narrative film/video production; installation; animation; interactive technologies; and new media formats. An appointment at the Assistant, or, possibly, the Associate Professor rank, will be tenure track. Appointments at the rank of professor or, generally, associate professor will be with tenure. Appointments with tenure are contingent upon a tenure review.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

We are seeking an artist with an M.F.A, at least three years teaching experience, and a significant record of distinguished artistic production. Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses (two in each semester), including team-taught fundamental courses in the major with a Critical Studies faculty member, as well as introductory film or video courses; advise honors students; and participate in the life of the college. This is a relatively new major at Amherst, so the successful candidate will oversee the instillation of a new film, video, and new media studio facility, as well as help build an inventory of camera, production equipment and the hardware and software necessary to the major. Applications received by November 15, 2013, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit as text documents the following to lmbeckett@amherst.edu: a personal statement, CV, a digital or electronic portfolio of the candidate’s creative work (please see note), sample syllabi, and contact information for two referees.

Note: Time-based work should preferably be submitted through a link to a secure posting on Vimeo.com or an online portfolio. If the latter is a personal website, please include specific link/s to the relevant material. An acceptable alternative would be a universally readable DVD (both Mac & pc compatible; please no Blu-Ray). Kindly send two copies to Louise M. Beckett, Department Coordinator, Department of Art and the History of Art, 107 Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.

Link to ad http://www.ufva.org/jobs/film-and-video-artist

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: Nov 15th (x3)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone hear anything on this? -- Still haven't heard anything (1/2)

No news here. Still patiently waiting 1/22

  • Campus interviews have been scheduled (1/23) - Thanks, time to move on.
  • I assume the 1/23 poster above is x1 for a campus interview.  Any others? Also were video calls scheduled last week, then? Thanks.
  • From the 1/23 poster: I'm not a x1, just someone local who has some knowledge of the search. I don't know when video calls were scheduled, sorry.
  • Thanks for the information -- helps with closure. Time to move on, indeed.
  • I know someone who had an on-campus interview, and that person was recently informed that the offer was extened to and accepted by someone else 3/24

American University of Beirut - Asst. Professor in Visual or Digital Cultures - MLA INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at the American University of Beirut is seeking to fill a position of assistant professor to begin September 1, 2014. Possible fields of specialization include visual or digital culture, cinema studies, digital approaches to literature, emergent forms of storytelling, augmented reality or theoretical approaches to visual/digital world(s).

Candidates will be expected to teach both core courses in literature and more specialized ones at the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment. Appointments are for an initial period of four years with opportunities for renewal and advancement. The teaching load is 3/2.

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, writing samples, sample relevant syllabi, and arrange for three letters of reference to be directly sent to: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon. Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

Review of materials begins November 25, 2013 with interviews at MLA.

For more information, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx The American University of Beirut is the preeminent liberal arts university in the Middle East, serving a diverse, multilingual student body. The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Nov. 25 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:  (11/25/13) x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): x1 (contacted via email, interview is to take place at the MLA) [posted 1/3]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2014

Arizona State University - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film History – School of Film, Dance and Theatre - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an assistant professor in theatre and film history for a tenure track position in one of the most dynamic theatre and film programs in the United States. Arizona State University’s model for the New American University dissolves the barriers between disciplines, promoting collaboration among diverse. ASU is a place where local solutions have a global impact. The university has four campuses located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, the nation’s fifth largest city. The university champions intellectual and cultural diversity and has 72,000 students and 2,800 faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 nations across the globe. The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is a vibrant example of the philosophy of the New American University. The institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. In addition to The Design School, the Herberger Institute comprises of the School of Art; School of Arts, Media + Engineering; School of Film, Dance and Theatre; School of Music; and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is part of a university community comprising five campuses, each positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. At a time when many universities are choosing to reduce or eliminate studies in design and arts disciplines, ASU has elevated creative practice to one of the core values of the nation’s largest research institution. We believe that designers, artists, architects, performers and creative scholars are essential to our world today. We know that creativity not only enhances our culture, it broadens our vision, deepens our understanding and enables us to innovate, grow and change. The School of Film, Dance and Theatre is widely recognized as one of the most innovative producers of performing arts and artists in North America. The highly experienced international faculty and staff offer a broad approach to developing artists, educators and scholars who are actively engaged with the rapidly expanding range of global contexts for artistic practice; from performance to education, from community to online contexts. We recognize and value the creativity and meaning that each student brings to the program. Our dance programs are nationally recognized as some of the best in the world and our annual slate of guest artist faculty represents a collection of the most influential artists from the world of dance culture. The film program combines a unique emphasis on ethical decision-making with exemplary productivity, including full-length features and more than two hundred student films, web series and television pilots every year. Theatre students are provided with a bleeding-edge education in devising processes and new work creation, professional development and digital technologies for design, production and interaction. Facilities include three film and media production teaching studios, high definition and digital video equipment, three editing labs, a sound recording and mastering studio, the 482-seat Paul V. Galvin Playhouse with adjacent scene, costume and lighting shops, the 162-seat Lyceum Theatre, the flexible Prism Theatre, the Margaret Gisolo Dance Theatre and 11 well-outfitted classroom and rehearsal studios. The School is a dynamic teaching, learning and discovery environment composed of approximately 750 undergraduate students (350 in filmmaking practices, 80 in film and media production, 230 in theatre and 100 in dance and dance education) and 50 graduate students in the PhD programs in theatre and performance of the Americas and theatre for youth and MFA programs in performance, performance design, directing, dramatic writing, theatre for youth, interdisciplinary digital media, dance and theatre for youth. The ideal candidate will collaborate with current area faculty and to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework as dictated by school and program needs in: dramatic analysis; theory, history and literature; film studies and filmmaking practice, as well as specialized courses in the candidate’s specific research area. Additional duties include: maintaining an active research profile through scholarly publication, conference participation or film development, production or practice, supervision of undergraduate senior projects and mentorship of individual students. Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD in theatre, film or a related field or an MFA with a significant record of accomplishment of published, scholarly research in film and/or theatre. Candidates must have experience as a lead instructor in a university environment. Successful candidates will also have a research record in film and/or theatre and be able to teach courses in both disciplines. Desired Qualifications: Though hybrid theatre/film candidates are desired, it is preferred that candidates meet at least one of the following criteria:

(1) a degree in film
(2) research/publication record in film/media/new media/television or
(3) experience in film/media/new media/television development, production or practice.

Experience working with and developing coursework for online learning environments is also preferred. Start date for this position is Aug. 16, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The application deadline is January 13, 2014; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references to fdtjobs@asu.edu, or mail to:

School of Film, Dance and Theatre
Chair, Theatre and Film History Search Committee
c/o Cynthia Noldy
Arizona State University
PO Box 872002
Tempe, Ariz. 85287-2002

To learn more about the school and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, please visit http://fdt.asu.edu and http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

diversejobs

Deadline: Jan. 13 2014

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):  Phone interview 2/28

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted:  Offer made and accepted. [POSTED 5/19]

NOTES:

  • This listing is almost exactly the same as a successful search from 2 years ago.  Is this a new position, or is their new hire moving on already?
  • Tempe, AZ is in Maricopa County, which is Sherriff Arpaio territory. Eek!
  • If I remember corectly, previous searches (two years in a row) were conducted out of the Film and Media component of ASU's Ehglish Dept, probably a better fit for Studies PhDs. My sense, fwiw, is that these hybrid production/studies searches are hugely problematic (MFAs and PhDs in same search pool).  Plus, they have Arpaio (^) and no water. Whatevs.
  • The one from 2 years ago was in theater & film history at the Herberger Institute (I was interviewed so I remember it well :-) ).  The department is theater & film production, with film studies over in the English dept., which makes it an awkward fit for a film studies PhD.  I believe the person they hired through the last search was a theater PhD who also worked in film.
  • Here's the listing from last time: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Theater_2011-2012#Arizona_State_University_-_Assistant_Professor.2C_Theatre_.26_Film_History
  • Thanks for the reminder. Quite a different job.
  • This is the same position.  Previous hire relocated to teach with spouse.  FWIW a couple of current lecturer/adjunct types seem to match this description. 

Baylor University - Assistant Professor, Film & Digital MediaEdit

Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/).

Baylor University’s Department of Communication invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position specializing in film and digital media production and writing. The department’s Division of Film and Digital Media seeks individuals who will strengthen the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching and developing new courses in the department’s Division of Film and Digital Media, especially advanced production courses; qualified applicants should have experience teaching undergraduate courses in one or more production areas (narrative film production, postproduction, cinematography, screenwriting, writing for other media genres, etc.). The department specifically seeks a creative storyteller with a record of peer-reviewed screenings and the potential for future creative work in this area. Applicants should also be prepared to lead graduate seminars as well as direct thesis projects. MFA or PhD in relevant field required.

Baylor University is highly competitive in areas of compensation, benefits and support for its faculty. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to Baylor’s Christian mission. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current vitae, official transcripts, three letters of reference, and relevant samples of creative work (DVD or links are acceptable) to Prof Chris Hansen, Department of Communication, One Bear Place #97368, Waco, TX 76798. christopher_hansen@baylor.edu

You can learn more about Baylor University at www.baylor.edu and the Department of Communication at www.baylor.edu/communication

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by November 1, 2013. Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2013-2014

Binghamton University-SUNY - TT Asst. Professor of Art History (Proto-and Early Cinema and/or Visual Technologies, ca. 1800-1930) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Art History 2013-2014
  • Has anyone heard from Binghamton?  Nope, not a word.
  • email request for skype interview 1/10

Brooklyn College, CUNY - TT Asst. Professor, ScreenwritingEdit

The Department of Film at Brooklyn College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Screenwriting for fall 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five courses a year (although pre-tenured faculty receive New Faculty Release Time to pursue academic research), advise undergraduate students in the screenwriting concentration of the Film major, and contribute to the development of the Department’s new M.F.A program in Cinema Arts. An M.F.A. in screenwriting or appropriate terminal degree in a related discipline such as film production or creative writing required. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

Open until filled with the review of applications to begin December 2, 2013.

For a complete job description and application instructions, please see http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/faculty2014 and click on 8746. EO/AA employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22957

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received: x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brown University - Assistant Professor in Literary Arts: Film WritingEdit

Brown University invites applications for an Assistant Professor specializing in writing for film with an emphasis on the experimental, the independent, and/or art film, and with a strong secondary emphasis in one of the department's other fields of concentration: fiction, poetry, or digital language arts. The position will begin 1 July 2014. Candidates should have experience in writing for experimental film as well as experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will also have leadership potential and be interested in helping to develop and administer the future of the Literary Arts Department. Course load is two per semester. Duties include teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced film writing workshops, directing graduate and undergraduate theses, and advising graduate and undergraduate students in film writing and related topics.

Through Interfolio - http://www.interfolio.com/apply/21879 -- candidates should submit a letter of application, a writing sample, a c.v., and a list of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x1 (11/15)

Rejection (no interview): x1 (1/6)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at CreativeWriting 2014
  • Has anyone whom they asked to send additional materials heard anything since? It's been over a month since they were in touch, so I'm guessing I'm out of the running...
  • Since the request for additional materials I haven't heard anything either. Does anyone know if they interviewed people at MLA or if they plan to interview at AWP?

Cleveland Institute of Art - Asst. Professor, Film Historian and Theorist - FIRST-ROUND INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Liberal Arts Department at The Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the history and theory of film to the present. Research specialization is open, but we particularly welcome candidates who have a scholarly interest in the relation of film and video to contemporary art and multimedia practices, including installation and animation. A thorough knowledge of global currents and theories of film is essential, and those interested in teaching non-western film and video courses are encouraged to apply. Liberal Arts faculty are expected to teach upper-level undergraduate electives in their field of expertise, required courses in art history and/or visual culture and media arts, and contribute to the department’s Visual Culture Emphasis program. Cleveland is a film city, hosting an annual international film festival, and CIA operates the internationally acclaimed Cinematheque, which regularly screens films from all over the world. Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in research and teaching. Ph.D. (or close to completion) required.

All full-time ranked faculty members are expected to participate in departmental and school-wide committees, curriculum development, advising of undergraduate students, and assessment of programs.

Position begins August 2014. Review of candidates’ credentials is scheduled to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete and online applications will not be reviewed. Academic transcripts and background check authorizations will be required for finalists. The Institute offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Rank and compensation are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Interested candidates must submit a cover letter of intent summarizing qualifications, a separate document with their teaching philosophy, CV, a list of 3 professional references with contact information, and a SASE for return of materials to:

Film Historian Search Committee

Attn: Academic Affairs

The Cleveland Institute of Art

11141 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44106

H-NET

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received: I sent in the hard copy materials as requested and received an email of receipt on Jan. 29th. I have not heard anything since then. (posted March 10th)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): First-round interviews in February (3/1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview): 4/10

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone know if this is TT? It is not TT, but some of the professors have been teaching there for 20+ years. Contracts are renewed every 7(?) years based on reviews.
  • I was wondering that myself. However, since the expression "tenure-track" is not used in the posting, I suspect that it isn't.
  • 2/19 Has the deadline for this one passed? when was this posted?
  • On h.net, the closing date for this one is 3/18....how did they already hold interviews if the deadline hasn't passed yet?
  • The original job posting on the CIA website didn't include a deadline. You could always try contacting them to see if they are still accepting applications.
  • Has anyone who interviewed with CIA heard back yet? 4/10
  • Does anyone know if they've scheduled campus visits? 3/14
  • I contacted them, and they are still accepting applications until 3/18 (the date specified on h.net). Not sure why, if they have already finished the first round of interviews.
  • Thanks for letting me know. It sounds like they might still be holding additional first-round interviews before they schedule campus visits (which is rather unorthodox). 3/15

Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Global Film and Media - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Colgate University’s Film and Media Studies program seeks a scholar well versed in the history and theory of global film as an art form, with a demonstrated interest in contemporary media and media theory. The Program invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2014. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching responsibilities will include existing program courses that focus on national and transnational film and media as well as our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies. As importantly, the position offers opportunities to collaborate with faculty and departments across the disciplines to develop courses that explore film and media on a global scale. Ongoing contributions to the program's longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus will be integral to the position, as will programming screenings and organizing special events. Outstanding screening facilities support a range of digital and analog formats, including 16mm and 35mm projection. Five course teaching load; all Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, c.v. and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3166.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

academicjobsonline

Deadline: Dec. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interview request (1/31) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 1

Offer accepted: 1

NOTES:

Haven't heard a peep on this one. Has anyone else? Nothing.

Has anyone heard back since the Skype interviews?

Offer accepted.

College of William and Mary - Associate Prof. - New Media Ecologies (American Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at American Studies 2014
  • From American Studies page: "Skype interview scheduled on 12/14 for mid-January."

Connecticut College - TT Asst. Professor, Film Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Film Studies program at Connecticut College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Film Studies beginning in August 2014. Required: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, a record of outstanding scholarly work, excellent teaching on a college level, and experience teaching introductory and advanced film theory and criticism courses. The person we hire will be responsible for teaching the program’s core courses, Film 101 and Film 202, as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s specialization. Applicants who specialize in all areas of film theory and criticism will be considered. The Film Studies Program recognizes the need to support and enhance our students’ media, visual, technology, and information literacies through the close textual analyses of a varied range of moving image representations and works. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of film and its transformation as it has moved into different platforms (including video and digital media). The program is especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on representations of race and ethnicity in contemporary moving image culture, and/or the industries that construct and inform those representations. Our new faculty member’s research and scholarship would ideally foster productive connections with Connecticut College’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (http://www.conncoll.edu/academic-centers/ccsre/).

Film Studies is a vibrant program with approximately 45 majors and minors, housed in the Department of Theater (http://www.conncoll.edu/academics/majors-departments-programs/academic-programs/film-studies/). We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic candidate who is engaged in interdisciplinary work and is eager to support and diversify our undergraduate offerings in ways specifically suited to a liberal arts environment. The candidate’s eagerness to advise and mentor students from a variety of disciplines and levels is crucial to our continuing commitment to a critically engaged and media literate student body. Part of that commitment entails the candidate’s aptitude in creating events, discussions, and academically challenging experiences outside of the classroom, not only for Film Studies students, but also for the larger Connecticut College academic community. Putting together screenings and panel discussions, and bringing in guest scholars and dynamic visiting lecturers are all part of this vision. We seek a candidate who can help us fulfill our college’s mission: “Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society” (http://www.conncoll.edu/at-a-glance/mission/).

Because of the small size of our classes, and the intimacy of our Film Studies courses, candidates should demonstrate dedication to innovative and interactive teaching. An interest in pursuing diversity and diverse perspectives should be reflected in the candidate’s approach to teaching and in their course materials. Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a summer stipend for the first two years, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. Salary is competitive.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. Connecticut College seeks scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.

We will begin reviewing applications, with full consideration, on November 1, 2013, and will continue to do so until the position is filled. Candidates should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching), one or two sample syllabi, and samples of written scholarship to filmsearch@conncoll.edu, c/o Dr. Nina K. Martin, Director, Film Studies Program, Box 5517, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Drive, New London, CT 06320. Any questions about the application process or a candidate’s status should be referred to Donna Holman at dthol@conncoll.edu, and at 860-439-2605.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: Immediate, by email (10/25)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Phone interview scheduled (12/5) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/19 (scheduled for late January)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Cornell University - Asst. Professor, Cinema/Media Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor of cinema and media studies in a tenure-track position beginning on July 1, 2014. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative scholar with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our new major in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, and transmedia in unusual and experimental ways. Courses – which uphold and challenge core training in the discipline of cinema and media studies – would include an introductory course, a two-course sequence in global cinema, and elective courses in the candidate’s range of interests. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will also serve on the committees of graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are interested in recruiting candidates who demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity consistent with a Research I university. Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages in electronic format to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3144. Applications are due by November 1, 2013. Please note that the candidate must have a Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2014. Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/23 x4 (if only everyone took the time to craft such a kind rejection letter! --> seriously!)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): contacted for Skype interview on 12/10 

  • Only one?  No one else heard anything? (12/10)  Haven't heard a peep either way (12/10). Neither have I (12/10)
  • I haven't heard anything either but I imagine that we'll all just get our rejection letters sometime in the spring. I am sure more folks have been contacted for interviews and they're just not on the Wiki. The optimist in me hopes that more people will be contacted for interviews but I know that's probably not the case. Sigh. (12/11)
  • was told today in my interview that 14 potential candidates are in play in this round of skype interviews, so prob unlikley that more will be scheduled!
  • Anyone hear anything? During my interview, the committee suggested they would move quickly, but I've heard nothing.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • campus invite

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2013-2014

Eastern Michigan University - Asst. Professor, Film Studies  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in Film Studies: the appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start in Fall 2014. The candidate will possess the ability to teach in the areas of film theory and criticism, film music, and film history—including US business and exhibition practices, and technological change. The candidate will also be expected to conduct relevant research within the field. Additionally, the candidate will serve as a liaison between the EM&FS program and community organizations wishing to engage with film studies students. Please note that this is not a film production position.

This new faculty member will be responsible for teaching a variety of film studies classes, including the introductory film appreciation class, and working with faculty to develop and implement additional offerings in film history and theory. The film studies program offers a solid foundation in theoretical studies with well-rounded courses focusing on a liberal arts approach to teaching. The EM&FS program serves, on average, more than 300 majors and minors. All tenure track faculty serve as advisors within the major. The program area is one of three in the Department of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts, which is the largest department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Qualifications: A minimum of two years of teaching experience is strongly desired. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, a PhD is strongly preferred but a completed MFA or ABD with a final completion date within the first year of hire will be considered.

Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching and research philosophy, and student evaluations.

NOTE: Please upload teaching and research philosophy as one document under “Writing Sample”. Please upload Student Evaluations under “Other Doc”.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Professor Brooke Dagnan, Eastern Michigan University, 124 Quirk Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Screening will begin October 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

EMU HR Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 11/14 phone x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Does anyone know how soon the phone interviews are scheduled for?

Does anyone know if this position has been filled? Seems like this search should have concluded by now. [forgot to metion date of my Q: 3/13]

  • There are some on Friday, 11-22, and some on Tuesday, 11-26. Sounded like 4-6 on each day.
  • Anyone hear anything since November preliminary interviews?
  • 1/9: I was ondering same thing--haven't heard anything since phone interview almost 5 weeks ago.
  • Campus interviews during end of January. [posted 1/24]

Emerson College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Writing for Film and TelevisionEdit

Fairfield University (CT) - Assistant Professor of Film, Television & Media Arts - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Film, Television & Media Arts (FTM) program, which is part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Film and Television Studies beginning September 2014. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Film Studies or other relevant field of study, evidence of outstanding teaching, and an active research program in their area of specialization.

Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence in film and television history, theory, criticism, and aesthetics of fiction and nonfiction film and television texts in both American and international contexts. It is expected that research would be more narrowly focused within one of these areas. Connections to one of the 19 interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences would be a plus, such as to American Studies, Asian Studies, Black Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Applicants should be prepared to teach day and evening courses at the undergraduate or graduate level (such as survey courses in American Cinema or American Television, Filmmaker or Television Studies, Film Theory, Screenwriting, Film or Television Genres). The teaching load is three courses each semester. The FTM program fosters a collaborative, creative, community among students and faculty. It consists of four full-time faculty, representing a range of specialties, and is housed in Xavier Hall, a unique and well-equipped media production facility.

Fairfield University is a Jesuit, Catholic institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England and located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students, developing intellectual potential and fostering ethical and religious values in the Jesuit tradition, which includes an explicit commitment to religious and cultural pluralism.

Review of applications will begin immediately; for consideration all materials must be submitted by Friday, October 18, 2013. The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of both teaching philosophy and research interests, up to three (3) representative examples of scholarly work, sample syllabi of courses taught (if available), teaching evaluations (if available), an unofficial graduate school transcript, and the names and email addresses of three references from whom letters will be requested by the search process. Please submit your materials to: https://www.axiommentor.com/fairfield/film. Dr. Laura Nash, Chair, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Prof. Mark Scalese, S.J., Program Director, Film, Television & Media Arts.

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Request for letters, 11/25, 12/2

Rejection (no interview): 11/25, via email (x9); 12/2, via email (x4), via email 12/20

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): phone interview for 2nd week of Dec.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 12/23 for Jan/Feb campus interviews

Campusinterviews wrapped up around 2/11. Does anyone know if an offer has been made? (2.24)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/13

NOTES:

- Does anyone know why this program refers to one of its faculty as Mrs.?  Is this a telltale sign?

  • - Telltale sign of what? Where did you see this? Some faculty have MFA and do not hold PhD (hence no Dr.  reference). Are you saying you prefer they use Professor? Not sure what it matters? (10/19)

- Am I the only one to not hear from them at all? (11/26)

  • - Nope, haven't heard a peep either. (11/27) x2

-Was the 12/20 rejection email after a phone interview?  Otherwise, has anyone who had an interview heard anything? (12/23)

  • - No, I haven't heard anything since the phone interview either. (12/23) x4

-Whoever wrote above that Campus Visits were being scheduled - do you know that for sure? It seems like those of us who had phone interviews still haven't heard anything back, but that we were all TOLD at the conclusion of our interviews that the school would let us know if we were going to advance to the campus visit stage. I personally have not heard anything, despite a gently worded inquiry to the chair of the hiring committee a couple of weeks ago. So my question is: HAS anyone actually been contacted and invited to the campus?

Hi all, yes I was contacted before the winter holidays to set up a time for a campus interview, happening in early Feb. [1.20]; OK, thanks for the update.

Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2013-2014

Florida State University - TT Asst. Professor, Film Studies (English Dept.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Florida State University, Department of English, Tallahassee FL 32306

http://www.english.fsu.edu/

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Film Studies. We seek candidates with broad interests in film and literary study to teach courses in Film History, Film Theory, Film Genre, and Hollywood and Global Cinema. We are especially interested in candidates who combine film study with a field, period, or genre of literary study. Starting date August 2014. Ph.D. required. Record of publication and commitment to research excellence. 2/2 teaching assignment; one graduate course per year. Competitive salary. Application materials (letter, c.v, writing sample, at least three recommendation letters) via the Interfolio system (https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/) addressed to Prof. Robin Goodman, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1580 by November 15. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women encouraged to apply. A Public Records agency.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22987

MLA JIL 09/20/13

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 12/6 MLA scheduled by phone x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x3 (1/14)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/19

NOTES:

Anyone hear back after campus visit? (2/11)

No, I haven't heard anything yet. x2 (2/13)

Still no word? (2/17)

No word on my end. x2 (2/18)

Hampshire College (MA): Assistant Professor of Video and Film - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Video and Film beginning July 1, 2014.

We seek candidates who are actively engaged artists with demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level.  Candidates should teach moving image production in a range of mediums. Successful candidates will also incorporate art historical, critical and philosophical ideas and/or writings in their teaching– as well as addressing current transnational and cross-cultural practices.

Practice and research as well as teaching may draw upon a broad range of experiences in video, film, sound, performance, photography, animation, experimental media and emerging technologies. Areas such as cultural studies, cinema studies and activism may inform this work. Demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following approaches is required: experimental, narrative, documentary and hybrid forms.

Ability to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary campus community and within a program that includes photography, installation and performance studies is also important. Qualified candidates must have an MFA (or its equivalent) and a significant exhibition record. The position involves substantial student advising, program and course development and college governance.

Please submit a letter highlighting teaching and professional work, a CV (including email address), course syllabi examples, names and contact information of three recommenders, and three samples of completed work via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/ Examples of creative work must be submitted through a link to a secure posting on vimeo or online portfolio. No hard copies will be accepted. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2014.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment.

Acknowledgment received: x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype x1 [posted 2/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview Scheduled 3/3/14

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Email on 3/19/14 re: offer made and accepted by someone. 

Hendrix College (AR) - TT Asst. Professor of English-Film Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Film Studies to begin 1 August 2014. The successful candidate will be prepared to expand our existing curriculum within at least one of the following areas: 1) television studies and new media; 2) global cinema; 3) film history; 4) introductory production and study of digital film and media. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced film courses, mentoring film-related engaged learning projects, and contributing to the vitality of the Department’s track in Film Studies, other teaching responsibilities may include introductory and advanced writing, literary studies courses, and a first-year interdisciplinary team-taught course entitled The Engaged Citizen. Applicants must have in hand a Ph.D. in English, Film Studies, or a related field—or supply evidence that the degree will be awarded—by the summer of 2014. Skype interviews will be conducted in mid-December.

Application should include a letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Applications from candidates with an interest in participating in the common freshman course and other interdisciplinary programs, and in using instructional technology where appropriate, will be particularly welcome. Application materials should be sent by November 11, 2013 through ByCommittee via the link above. Email questions to stuber@hendrix.edu.

Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at http://www.hendrix.edu.

Job Announcement

Link to Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/23466

Posted in MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 11, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):  Skype interview (12/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hofstra University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Film Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED Edit

TENURE TRACK APPOINTMENT (BEGINNING FALL 2014) The Department of Radio, Television, Film anticipates an opening beginning in Fall 2014 for a tenure track appointment for a full-time assistant professor to teach film studies.  The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in film history, theory, authorship, and genres.  The ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in documentary studies is preferred. Additional requirements include significant teaching and advising experience in a liberal arts program, and a record of academic achievement.  Ph.D required.

Salary range is competitive, with excellent benefits.

Please email cover letter, CV, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to: Professor Mario A. Murillo, Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film, at rtvfdpc@hofstra.edu.  Please submit all documents in .DOC, .DOCX, or .PDF format only. 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Deadline: open until filled (posted 14 Nov. 2013)

Acknowledgment received: 1/20

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 2/21 phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/27 for mid-March

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone have a link to a job announcement or ad?
  • Is this an additional opening they're advertising or just a repost here of the position they've been advertising on the SCMS site since mid-Nov?
  • A: It seems to be that same job (only one RTVF position is posted at Hofstra "Job Opportunities") : http://www.hofstra.edu/about/jobs/jobs_popup.cfm?id=9639
  • Thanks.  I wonder if the fact that it has appeared here indicates that they aren't satisfied with the applications already received.
  • No idea. FWIW, the job does not seem to have been posted from a Hofstra IP address. It could have been posted simply by someone who applied and is interested in getting news on the position. Without more information, I wouldn't assume it says anything about where the dept. is with the search [12/11]. 
  • Good call.  Thanks. [12/11]
  • They hope to have a short-list of finalists by early Feb, and then to make a final decision several weeks later.

Keene State College (NH) - TT Asst. Professor of Film Production - OFFER EXTENDEDEdit

The School of Arts and Humanities at Keene State College is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Production beginning fall 2014. We seek candidates with technical skills in film and video production, experience teaching film production at the introductory and advanced levels, and an active and current creative exhibition record. Applicants should be familiar with both digital and analog technologies. Areas of focus may include directing, producing, animation, motion graphics, documentary filmmaking and creative research. Applicants versed in hybrid approaches to fiction, non-fiction, and experimental practices are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year, advising students, service to the department and college, and active engagement in the professional field. The successful candidate will teach courses in the major as well as courses in the college's Integrative Studies Program, an innovative approach to general education. Descriptions of specific courses can be found at http://www.keene.edu/courses/ Keene State College is committed to diversity and multiculturalism and seeks applications from individuals who will contribute to the College's ongoing cultivation of students as responsible global citizens.

Film Studies at Keene State College is a thriving major within the School of Arts and Humanities with a history going back to the early 1970s. The Film Studies curriculum blends critical thinking with creative production. A strong commitment to film and media education and an ambitious plan to build a Visual and Media Arts Center are key components of the College's strategic planning priorities. Current facilities include 16 mm film and video, editing labs, and a film archive holding valuable film prints, including the films of Louis de Rochemont. A vibrant local film culture includes a campus film society that holds nightly theatrical screenings, a series of visiting filmmakers and artists, and the Monadnock International Film Festival.

For information about the Film Studies Department, visit http://www.keene.edu/catalog/programs/film/

Qualifications:MFA in Film Production by August 1, 2014, teaching experience including mentoring student filmmakers, and an active creative exhibition record. The hiring committee may consider applicants with a Ph.D. in hand from a related discipline who have a significant current record of professional activities in film production.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience with writing for film, cinematography, post-production software (including animation and motion graphics programs), a balance of scholarly and creative activity, and working effectively within an interdisciplinary environment. Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement and is $61,720 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2013.

Application: Apply online at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53745

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current film/video work made within the last five years, sent as a link to Vimeo or a website.
  • An artist statement about your work that also contextualizes the candidate's role(s) in each piece.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressing the above qualifications, one of which must address teaching

Note: The three (3) letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly to Keene State College, Office of Human Resource Management-FAC7, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435-1604 or via e-mail to cgreene@keene.edu

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 15, 2013.

Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): via email Dec. 12

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: On-campus interviews happening these next two weeks (Feb. 3, 2014)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: Heard an offer was extended (March 7, 2014)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Lawrence University (WI) - Associate Professor/Professor of Film Studies (Film History, Theory, and Criticism) and Director of the Film Studies ProgramEdit

Seeking candidates to teach core Film Studies courses (Introduction to Film Studies, Film History, Film Theory) and direct a growing program in Film Studies. Thanks to a generous gift, Lawrence University has a new video production facility. This position is intended to help us strengthen the existing Film Studies Program, add video production, and reshape the film curriculum. Specialization open, but candidates with expertise in documentary film, global or transnational film, or film genre preferred. In addition to an ongoing research agenda, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching, including Lawrence University’s signature, interdisciplinary Freshman Studies program. Ph.D. in Film, Cinema, Media Studies or related field.

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.

Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com. Applicants should also have three letters of reference sent to search_filmstudies@lawrence.edu. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Review of applications to begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by January 1, 2014.

Lawrence University is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by January 1, 2014.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • This posting used to state that transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) were required. This was an error and has been corrected here and will be corrected elsewhere.

Montana State University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media ProductionEdit

The School of Film & Photography at Montana State University-Bozeman seeks an energetic and broad-minded Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Media Production with demonstrated abilities in both traditional production and digital/web/interactive media design. This person will have a special interest in science and natural history filmmaking/photography and the application of progressive media to this field of creative expression on the graduate degree level. This is a full-time, tenure-eligible position starting August 16, 2014.

Teaching. Successful applicants will be expected to: Demonstrate teaching effectiveness on both the graduate and undergraduate level. Advise students. Serve on graduate thesis committees. Participate in program and curricular development.

Research. Successful applicants will be expected to: Maintain a program of relevant research and/or creative activity . Secure external funding for creative work and special projects.

Service Successful applicants will be expected to: Participate in program assessment. Serve on school, college and university committees. Contribute to recruitment, retention and outreach activities. Required Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Film Production, Film Studies, Science Communication, Digital Media, or a related field by start date. Related fields may include science and computer disciplines, if accompanied by extensive training or experience in film/video/photography production, digital media, and/or interactive media platform creation.

2. Demonstrated accomplishment in nonfiction filmmaking or photography, including traditional genres, professional science and natural history production, digital and web-based media, blended media, video games, or alternative nonfiction forms, including those that blur the boundaries between traditional fiction and nonfiction.

3. Demonstrated ability to develop and teach a range of courses related to science and natural history media production, digital and blended media creation, science communication, production ethics, and/or the history and theory of nonfiction and science-related media of all kinds.

4. Interest in and dedication to undergraduate instruction and graduate teaching at the MFA level.

5. Evidence of an on-going research agenda in digital media or interactive media design.

6. Evidence of successful college-level teaching experience.

7. Interest in interdisciplinary program development and innovative course delivery.

8. Interest in and evidence of potential for securing external grants and funding.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Owing to the breadth and integration of our programs, candidates who demonstrate as qualifications additional interest and expertise in one or more of the following areas will be given additional consideration:

  • Professional digital media production for national or international outlets, web and digital delivery agencies, game creators, social media networks, and other for-profit and not-for-profit media organizations.
  • Specialized work in digital or interactive media practice, mediated storytelling across platforms. Experience or research interest in dramatic narrative films and "hybrid" forms combining fiction and nonfiction narrative elements.
  • Professional film/video science and natural history production experience for national and/or international media.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully seeking external grants and funding, especially federal funding.

To apply, submit the following:

  • An Application Letter, not to exceed 4 pages, addressing required and preferred qualifications, relevant experience and rank sought.
  • Academic Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of Teaching philosophy, approach and experience.
  • Statement of Research/Creative Experience and Goals.
  • Names & contact information of 3 references.

A single application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualifications as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position. Please do not send work samples at this time. They may be requested of finalists at a later date.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #14-222" in the subject line of the email.

Submit materials to: Jeanette Goodwin Assistant to the Director School of Film & Photography Montana State University PO Box 173350 Bozeman MT 59717-3350 (406)994-6224 jeanette@montana.edu

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Morgan State University (MD) - Film/TV and Media Arts (Open Rank)Edit

The Morgan State University Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in Film/TV and Media Arts, effective August 2014, pending final budgetary approval. Faculty teach undergraduate and general education courses and in the Graduate Program. Ph.D. preferred; MFA required. Candidate should be able to develop and teach on-line courses as needed. Successful candidates are expected to have experience in Fiction, Playwriting and / or Film and Television Writing (Screenwriting), scholarly and /or cinematic achievement appropriate to rank, experience in college teaching, and a strong commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

Please upload using the MLA / Interfolio ByCommittee platform a letter of application, CV, transcripts, three recent letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing and /or film sample of no more than 25 pages. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Morgan State University is a historically black institution with the unique designation as Maryland’s public urban university. AA/EEO.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24181

Posted in MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Feb. 3 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Nevada State College - Asst. Professor, Visual Media Production / Media SpecialistEdit

New York University - TT Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Tisch Cinema Studies Faculty Search - Tenure Track Position

The Department of Cinema Studies at New York University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2014. We seek candidates specializing in the History, Theory, and Practice of Documentary/Non-Fiction Film/Media. We particularly welcome candidates with expertise in digital theory and practice, political economy of media, and media history. Ability to teach practice-based courses in documentary/nonfiction film/media is highly desirable. The position serves as a core component in the cross-disciplinary graduate certificate program in Culture & Media and the candidate will be expected to assume mentorship in that program. (http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/object/anthro.grad.program.cultmedia).

Knowledge of film theory and history is highly desirable.

We especially welcome candidates working in the fields of transnational film and media, and candidates who are attuned to questions of archiving and preservation.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the department (for the curriculum and other information on the department, please consult descriptions for both the graduate and undergraduate degrees at http://cinema.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html).

The successful candidate is required to have the Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.

In addition to a letter of application, candidates should supply a CV, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation, sent to:

Professor Dana Polan, Chair of the Search Committee
c/o Liza Greenfield
Department of Cinema Studies
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003.

Application deadline is October 15. However, review of applications will begin immediately. We may consider applications beyond 15 October in order to identify an appropriate pool of finalists.

LINK to Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Request for supplemental materials (syllabus), they will be flying people out between December 2nd and 18th. [posted 11/11]

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Note about Campus Visit posted in header 12/17] Is there confirmation of campus visits? Are the visits complete?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

North Carolina State University - TT Asst. Professor, Film and Media Studies (Dept. of English) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at North Carolina State University seeks applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the theory and/or history of film and/or moving images (including digital media). We seek candidates who can enrich and expand our current strengths in American and European cinema and who possess a strong record of scholarship and teaching. Areas of specialization are open, although we are particularly interested in candidates able to teach courses exploring the social, historical, and aesthetic aspects of cinema in a global moving image context.

Film faculty at NCSU teach a 2-2 load of both undergraduate and graduate (MA-level) courses. NCSU offers a film major, an English major with a film concentration, an MA in English with a film concentration, and a PhD in Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (with which film faculty may choose to affiliate). Candidates are expected to maintain an active research and publication program and to participate in both professional and university service. In addition, there will be opportunities for leadership and program administration (with corresponding reductions in teaching load).

A growing Digital Humanities initiative at NCSU (part of a Triangle university consortium that includes Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill and is tied to the National Humanities Center) provides another avenue for research as well as leadership. The Triangle area boasts a rich film culture at the university, museum, as well as theatrical level. Film faculty regularly mentor student fellows for the Full Frame Documentary Festival that takes place every spring and are involved in the film culture of the Triangle. Film Studies has programs in Prague, Amsterdam, and London, where the successful candidate might elect to spend part of a summer teaching.

Please use the NC State University employment web portal (http://jobs.ncsu.edu) and search for position #00103611 to apply; we cannot consider applications submitted in any other way. You can go to the posting directly by using this link: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/29029. Upload letter of application (addressed to Antony H. Harrison, Department Head, and referencing the position title Assistant Professor in Film Studies and position number 00103611, CV, and contact information for at least three references. Three letters of reference, a writing sample, and teaching materials and evaluations may be requested later. Screening of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until position is filled.

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/29029

See also: https://apply.interfolio.com/23437

Posted in MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x5 (12/5)

Rejection (no interview): 1/15 <---(Just the one? Did a wave of rejections go out, or was this after asking for status update? Thanks.) (Are rejections typically sent out first, or after the interview requests? I haven't received anything after the add. materials request in Dec.) (me neither. I'm feeling very in the dark; anybody brave enough to call and check?) 

by email (1/18) x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interview scheduled 1/17 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/10 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer accepted 3/14

NOTES:

Any updates? Since this job is in an English dept, there should be MLA interviews..

  • (The email requesting additonal materials indicated that they will do skype interviews. Also the deadline to send in materials is 12/26 - so I would expect any communication only after 26th Dec) 
  • I wouldn't expect any news until after the New Year, and maybe not until the week of the 6th.
  • Poster above: do you have an inside track telling you that, or is this just your best guess? Thanks.
  • Still no word? - I haven't heard anything either since the additional materials request. As the poster above said, the deadline for additional materials was 12/26, so it might still be too early to hear back.
  • 1/31: Has anyone who did a Skype interview heard anything yet? Last Skype interviews were yesterday. (x4)
  • 2/1: No, I haven't heard back yet since the Skype interview. I'm hoping they'll start contacting people to schedule campus visits next week. (x 2)
  • 2/10 Has anyone who did a Skype interview heard anything yet? Does this seem like a long time?
  • 2/10 No, and yes it feels like an eternity. But it's only been a week and change, and I gather that's not really a long time. Anyone get info on their timeline during Skype interview? I did not. --> ETA: spoke too soon. Received perfunctory rejection email just now.
  • 2/10.  Has anyone gotten a campus visit? I had a skype interview and still have not heard word either way.
  • 2/10. No, I haven't heard anything since the Skype interview either.
  • Campus visit scheduled. [posted 2/10]
  • I had a Skype interview but still have not heard anything. (2/13)
  • ^Same here. It seems like the wiki admin was the only one who posted about the campus visit. Either they're keeping a longer list of alternates, or scheduling these visits 1 at a time? (2/13)
  • Still nothing! (2/18)
  • Rejection email on 3/17/14 (x2)

Oakland University - Assistant Professor (TT), Cinema Studies (Dept. of English) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies, to begin August 2014. While the areas of specialization for this position are open, the successful candidate should complement the Cinema Studies program’s existing research and teaching strengths and possess the ability to teach both required courses within the Cinema Studies undergraduate curriculum and elective courses related to his or her expertise (within a 3/2 teaching load).

Applicants should possess a PhD in film and media studies or a related discipline at the time of appointment; university-level teaching experience; a record of scholarly productivity; and an interest in contributing to a growing Cinema Studies program and a vibrant community of film and media scholars and practitioners.

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, February 28, 2014, and include the following materials:

  • letter of interest, addressing teaching and research expertise and the candidate’s potential contributions to the Oakland University Cinema Studies program
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching portfolio, including teaching statement, two sample syllabi that reflect the candidate’s strengths and potential fit for this position, and sample of course evaluations
  • writing sample
  • graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • three confidential letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover to edwards2@oakland.edu)

Preliminary interviews will be conducted March 20-22 at the SCMS conference in Seattle; finalists will visit the Oakland University campus in early to mid April 2014.

To begin the online application, please visit https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/949.

Queries may be directed to Kyle Edwards, Search Committee Chair, at edwards2@oakland.edu.

Additional details about the Oakland University Cinema Studies program may be found at www.oakland.edu/cinemastudies.

Deadline: February 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 

Preliminary interview scheduled: SCMS interview scheduled (3/4)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 3/31 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled: 3/31

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Occidental College - TT Asst. Professor, Comparative Media Studies, Media Arts and Culture Program, Department of Art History and Visual Arts - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Occidental College seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates with emphases in global/transnational media or race/ethnic studies who can engage students with histories of visuality and practices of media-making in relation to local and global cultures, while teaching them to think across media forms, theoretical domains, national contexts, and historical periods.

Our program, which is located in the Department of Art History and Visual Arts, emphasizes the critical interplay of history, theory, and practice: linking emerging and more established media forms (from games and social media apps. to television and film) with other artistic and cultural traditions. Our ideal candidate will help us continue developing and supporting a unique approach to media studies/visual culture that leverages Occidental’s proximity to Los Angeles and speaks to its commitments to local/global dialogues, community-based learning, undergraduate research, alternative curation and exhibition, social justice, and artistic innovation.

Candidates who integrate their critical research and teaching with new forms of digital scholarship, media practice, or transmedia storytelling are particularly encouraged to apply.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal arts context.

Applicants should submit: (1) letter of interest detailing how professional work and teaching experiences fit with both the position description and the particularities of a liberal arts institution (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) three letters of recommendation. Web links to samples of critical writing or production/transmedia projects are also welcome and can be provided within the letter of interest.

All materials must be received by November 11, 2013.

The position’s start date is Fall, 2014. More information on the Media Arts & Culture Program and the AHVA Department can be found at: http://www.oxy.edu/media-arts-culture

All submissions are electronic, and should be sent as PDF files to Betsy Dillon, AHVA Department Administrator: bdillon@oxy.edu.  Please include “MAC Search” and candidate name in the subject line.

Deadline: 11-11-2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/30 (snail mail) X2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:  Campus visits are completed (3/3)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone hear anything yet? --> see above; Skype interviews scheduled [12/19]
  • I also have neither received rejection nor interview. A handful of my friends got rejections late December. Has anyone on this list gotten personally received request for an interview?

Portland State University - TT Asst. Professor, 20th c. British Lit. and Film Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Rhode Island College - TT Assistant Professor, English, (Film Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Assistant Professor, English, (Film Studies), tenure track position, Fall 2014

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Job Functions

-Teach course offerings in both the Film Studies Program and English Department.
-Teach introductory to advanced courses in the Film Studies major and complement the Film Studies Program's offerings in film criticism, film history, and film theory.
-Teach general education courses.
-Advise students.
-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.
-Participate in College and Departmental activities.

Occasional Job Functions

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the department chair.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Education: Ph.D. in Film Studies or related discipline.

Experience:

-College teaching experience.
-Evidence of scholarly potential.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred:

-Formal training in and experience teaching film production courses.
-Willingness to adopt a leadership role.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcript 1

Document Instructions: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed.

Special Instructions/Information for Applicants:

Anticipated Vacancy - Fall 2014

Pending Budgetary Approval

Final appointment is subject to available funding

-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
-Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire.
-Optional buttons have been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters.

https://employment.ric.edu/ [Posting Number: 0000534]

Deadline: 12-31-2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • Letters of Recommendation requested (1/2/14)
  • x2 but I wonder if this is an automatically generated request for all applicants? (This is definitely an automated email for those applicants who have yet to turn letters in. My letter writers turned my letters in a couple weeks ago and I did not get the email.)
  • Request for writing sample and 2 syllabi (1/16)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: email request for available dates in Feb rcvd 1/28  (x2 -- 2/4)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rochester Institute of Technology - TT Asst. Professor of English, Digital Media/Digital HumanitiesEdit

Rochester Institute of Technology - TT Asst. Professor (or Non-TT Lecturer), Screenwriting - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Film and Animation invites applicants to apply for either a tenure track Assistant Professor or non-tenure track Lecturer position. We seek a talented and experienced screenwriter interested in educating filmmakers and animators. The candidate should demonstrate substantial aptitude in all forms of writing, particularly short film and feature and/or cinema-style television. Courses will involve teaching undergraduate and graduate students the techniques of writing short, television, and feature length screenplays, as well as courses in dramatic structure and film aesthetics. Experience in other areas of film production is desirable.

In addition to a full teaching load, responsibilities include advising students, assisting in curriculum development, participating in research, scholarship and creative activity, and providing service to the institute, college, and department.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

THE COLLEGE/ DEPARTMENT: The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Media Sciences. The internationally recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either animation or live action. In 2006 the school in partnership with RIT's Center for Imaging Science, initiated a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is typically at 250 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "Great Colleges to Work For" for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as "Best Places to Live in America" by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine's ranking of metropolitan areas having the best "Quality of Life in the Nation"; and is among Essence Magazine's "Top 10 Cities for Black Families."

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in screenwriting or appropriate terminal degree in a related discipline such as film production or creative writing (completed by June 2014). A candidate with at least a Bachelor's degree and professional experience may be considered for a Lectureship position. Professional experience in feature or cinema-style television writing. Artistic achievement in screenwriting. Teaching experience at the college level. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 854BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a detailed vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a portfolio of professional work; a "contribution to diversity" statement; and the names, addresses and phone numbers for five references.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:

Jack Beck, Search Committee Chair
jabpph@rit.edu
School of Film and Animation
Rochester Institute of Technology
70 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5604

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 27, 2014.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):Phone interviews scheduled for week of 3/17-3/21.  Offered ten different slots to choose from.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Saint Mary's College of California - TT Asst. Professor of English (Film/Drama) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Fall 2014: Full-Time, Tenure-Track. The Department of English invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in English at the Assistant Professor level, emphasis in Modern/Contemporary Drama and Film.

Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in Film Analysis, Dramatic Literature, dramatic writing and/or screenwriting, along with courses in literature, freshman composition, the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program, and the January Term.

Experience and Qualifications:

• Ph.D. (or D.F.A.) • Evidence of scholarly publication in Film and/or Theatre Studies • Strong teaching abilities • Ethusiasm for teaching in an intimate student-centered learning community

Supplemental Information:

The department is committed to a multicultural curriculum taught by a culturally diverse faculty to a culturally diverse student body.

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu.

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College.

2) Please submit a CV, a summary of teaching philosophy, a summary of current research plans.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Link to Apply: http://apptrkr.com/385387

InsideHigherEd

Deadline: Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/25/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Deadline: Oct. 25, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: X4 11/11

  • - 30 requests for additional materials

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA interview scheduled 12/6

  • - 8 MLA Interviews to be scheduled

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard *anything* about the process here? I've not gotten anything other than the automated acknowledgement upon application and am trying to figure out where they are without bugging them. (11/8)
  • Anyone have info about campus visits? (1/17)
  • Has anyone heard anything? (1/27)
  • I was given to understand we would hear back by the end of Januray, one way or the other. Has anyone in fact heard back from the department? Does anyone here have any sense for what might be going on? (2/3)
  • Finally couldn't resist any longer, and e-mailed the department to find out what's what. Hadn't heard from them since my MLA interview. The chair sent me an appallingly callous "oops, I thought HR contacted you already... we hired someone." Great job, guys. (But really, congrats to whomever got the position!) (3/21)
  • re the above, I would have left it with your "great job, guys" comment, because, really, being out of touch like that after a face-to-face interview is truly appalling. But I guess appalling has become typical.
  • It's ridiculous, right? Glad to hear someone else is as taken aback as I was / am / will bef forever. 

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Asst. Professor of English (fields incl. Film)Edit

St. Olaf College - TT Asst. Prof. of English and Film Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at St. Olaf College seeks a tenure-track assistant professor eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment, develop a new film studies curriculum, and address film studies in a liberal arts context that values excellence in teaching. The candidate will have a six-course teaching load in the Media and Film Studies program, the English Department, and First-Year Writing. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory film courses, film history, film and media theory, and film genres. Candidates could teach English department courses on topics such as literature and film, visual narrative, and film/literary theory. The first-year writing seminar is on a topic of the instructor’s choice. Completed Ph.D. by August 15, 2014 strongly preferred.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://jobs.stolaf.edu. For the preliminary screening, the following materials are required: a cover letter, vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. To ensure consideration for an MLA interview, these materials must be received no later than October 18, 2013. General inquiries may be directed to Professor Diana Postlethwaite, Chair of the Search Committee, at englishfilmsearch14@stolaf.edu.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 35 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It is a co-educational, residential institution, enrolling about 3,000 students from 43 states and 19 countries. A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service. To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

HR Job Announcement

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

  • 11/19: I received an email from the HR secretary informing me that one of my letter writers hasn't yet submitted his letter. I explained that I wasn't able to reach him for 2 months now, and they let me use another reference. I'm not sure why, since the application deadline has passed. Is this a good sign?
  • Well... it's not a bad one ^

Request for additional materials: 11/19 x6

  • 12/4 x1   <-- (is this beyond the syllabi and writing sample requested on 11/19?) - I wasn't requested materials on 11/19 
  • I wonder how many have gotten requests for more materials, and how many will make it to the MLA interview stage?

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA (12/16) x 4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: interview scheduled 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:2/7

NOTES:

  • NOTE: this appears to be a repetition of a search that did not succeed last year. See Film Studies 2013
  • Last year, St. Olaf made an offer to someone who turned them down for a different position.  After that--at least as far as I could tell--they declared the search a failure.  I don't know whether they actually reached out to their other finalists or not, or if they just gave up (despite the number of people they had interviewed at MLA, among whom must have been many other viable candidates).   If you are interviewing with them, be aware that they seem to be looking for something very specific--although I kind of got the impression last year that they might be divided as to what their priorities in a hire should be.  You may want to check the comments of people who posted on the St. Olaf thread from last year's Wiki, linked above.  
  • They did reach out to several finalists last year, and I did not get the impression that they were looking for something unusually specific.
  • Ok, good, thanks for that extra info.  Not being a finalist, I didn't know.  Why was the search a failure, then?  Did all the finalists from last year turn them down for other places?  It would be great if you could tell us, because I've been wondering for some time what happened.  As for the part about looking for something specific, you could be right, since you seem to know more about the finalist stage.  From my point of view at the semi-finalist stage, though, it seemed to me that they didn't quite know what they wanted but would have, immediately, had it been presented to them.  Well, it's all subjective from any given applicant's point of view, I guess.  I'm not trying to be disagreeable--I'm just trying to tell you the impressions I got from the limited exposure I had to the process.  Thanks for sharing what you know.
  • I interviewed for the St. Olaf position last year, too! Can we have a reunion at MLA this year? :) I didn't make it to the final stage, but I was admittedly quite green. I got the impression there might have been some varying interests between the English and the communication committee members, and I was surprised an HR rep came too (luckily, I brought extra materials!), but overall, I found them very cordial, warm, and engaged. I didn't apply again this year -- you only get to break my heart once -- but best wishes to the applicants! Seems like a great place to work.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY - Assistant Director / Lecturer, Residential/Academic Initiative in the ArtsEdit

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Stanford University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) seeks an Assistant Director/Lecturer for a new pilot program that integrates a year-long art theory, history, practice  focused curriculum including mini-residencies of guest artists, performances and related field trips for 45 freshmen in residence for the academic year 2014-2015. ITALIC (Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture) will combine arts analysis and history with hands-on opportunities for creative expression, incorporating lectures, discussions, and practice across a range of arts disciplines. The Assistant Director will serve as an instructor in the program as well as the lead administrator and academic coordinator among members of the 6-person teaching team.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of distinction in relevant scholarship and research and will hold a M.F.A, M.A, DMA or Ph.D. in one of the arts , Humanities, related sciences or affiliated fields (e.g. Art History, Cultural Studies, Arts and Cognition, American Studies, Music, Dance Studies, Film Studies).

Special consideration will be given to scholars whose expertise includes a focus on global studies and diversity in relation to their arts and/or Humanities scholarship.

The position requires excellence in college-level teaching both in seminar and lecture formats; experience working with first-year students is a strong plus.  Candidates should also have at least three years of experience in program planning and implementation as well as two years administrative experience, preferably in a residential based academic liberal education setting.

Application deadline is May 16, 2014 with a target start date of August 1, 2014. 

To view the complete job description for this position and to assure that the hiring dept. has immediate access to your resume, you must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/461914

Enter Job # 62608 into the Keyword search box.

All offers of employment are made contingent upon the candidate being able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed

Deadline: May 16

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Stanford University - Open-Rank, Documentary Film and Video ProductionEdit

The Program in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University is seeking candidates for an open-rank position with an emphasis in the field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2014.

Situated in the Department of Art and Art History as part of Stanford's program in Film and Media Studies, the Master of Fine Arts Program in Documentary Film and Video provides a historical, theoretical, and critical framework within which students master the conceptual and practical skills for producing nonfiction film. The MFA degree prepares students for professional careers in video, and digital media and for teaching at the university level. Students are encouraged to develop their documentary voice within a context of artistic expression, formal exploration, and engagement with social issues. A dual emphasis on documentary production and film and media studies endows the student with breadth across these areas.

The successful candidate will teach at the graduate level in the MFA Program and at the undergraduate level in the Film and Media Studies program. Candidates will be required to teach a range of core courses in both documentary production and documentary studies. The production sequence is comprehensive in all areas, focusing on research, conceptualization, producing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing of nonfiction media. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the critical discourse surrounding contemporary documentary production, develop studies courses that build on the existing curriculum, and be conversant with new media practices and modes of distribution. The candidate will contribute to a department engaged in creative expression and critical thinking across disciplines and be encouraged to seek out synergies that may exist among colleagues across the university. We welcome applicants who have a strong creative portfolio in documentary film in addition to University teaching experience. Master’s degree or Ph.D. is required.

Please send a letter of application that includes the following: a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work on DVD or Vimeo link, and a list of three referees to: Professor Jan Krawitz, Department of Art & Art History, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2018. The application deadline is November 4, 2013. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:  x3

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x3 [posted 11/26]

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Did they send out rejection letters? a rejection email...I applied but haven't heard anything. 

Stony Brook University, SUNY - Assistant Professor, Visual Culture & Digital Media - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Descriptive Title: Assistant Professor REF#: F-8243-13-10

Budget Title: same as above Faculty Position

Department: Cultural Analysis & Theory Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Visual Culture Studies, Cinema Studies, New Media Studies, or a related field (must be completed August 2014). We seek a scholar whose research and teaching is grounded in the history and theory of digital media with an emphasis on visual culture.

Preferred Qualifications: Fluent in critical theory, theories of visuality, and comparative media studies with proven research and teaching in the following areas: histories of the digital image and technology; emergent and experimental media formats, particularly cinematic and post-cinematic forms; and media archaeology. Previous training in critical race/ethnic studies, post-colonial critique, and/or transnationalism and globalization.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The candidate will be expected to teach a large-lecture in the department's Cinema and Cultural Studies major as well as upper-division undergraduate courses based upon the candidate's areas of specialization and a graduate seminar.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Anticipated start date: September 2014. Preliminary phone or video interviews will be conducted in January. Finalists will be invited to campus in late January and early February 2014.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should complete the Academic Jobs Online application process online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3296, and submit a letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, a research statement, and two writing samples (in PDF files). In addition, applicants should request three referees send confidential letters of reference to AJO.

Alternatively, applications materials may be submitted to: Professor Krin Gabbard, Chair, Visual Culture & Digital Media Search Committee, Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory, 2048 Humanities Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/30/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

HERC

Deadline: Dec. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 'shortlist' notified and asked for writing samples 1/6

Rejection (no interview):  1/8  <-- best rejection email ever x3

  • DO TELL!

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/14 x3

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Communication and Media Studies 2013-2014
  • Email from Krin Gabbard to the general applicant pool that 6 to 12 candidates will be asked to submit writing samples once the search committee has reviewed applications. On Janurary 10th, applicants will be invited to do Skype interviews, which will take place on the 13th, and then 3 or 4 candidates will get campus visits on the weeks of Jan 27 and Feb 3. (Did everyone receive this email?) yes
  • First round of cuts has been made, request for writing samples sent out. 01/06

SUNY Oswego - TT Asst. Professor, ScreenwritingEdit

SUNY Purchase - TT Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Film and Media at Purchase College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies beginning Fall 2014. The ideal candidate will be a scholar of television studies and/or global media with the ability to teach across the Cinema Studies curriculum. We will also consider candidates specialized in other areas of the field who demonstrate the ability to teach courses in television studies. The successful candidate will complement the department's strengths in aesthetics, francophone cinema, Latin American cinema, gender studies, and film theory. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research or teaching focuses on popular cinema, narrative fiction, genre theory, and new modes of reception.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Cinema Studies or related field by the time of appointment (August 2014), teaching experience, a record of scholarly publication, and a strong research agenda. The teaching load is five courses per year on a two-semester schedule, including required courses that encompass the history, close analysis, and theories of cinema. The successful candidate will contribute to general education as well as to allied programs. In addition, faculty sponsor 4-6 senior projects, a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase curriculum. Therefore, potential for publishing high quality scholarly work and a passion for working closely with students on cinema studies research are essential.

All application materials should be uploaded to https://jobs.purchase.edu by October 31.

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 12/5 Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Syracuse University (NY) - Associate Prof., Film Studies (Dept. of English) - OFFER MADE; NEGOTIATION FAILEDEdit

The Department of English at Syracuse University is searching for an associate professor with a research specialization in U.S. narrative cinema and a secondary interest in popular culture. PhD in English, film studies or related field required. Job responsibilities: active research agenda; teaching undergraduate courses for the film and screen studies track in the English and Textual Studies major, including a large lecture course with teaching assistants; teach graduate courses, direct doctoral dissertations and serve on dissertation committees; contribute service to the department, college and university. For detailed description and online application, go to http://www.sujobopps.com, (#070789). Applicants should upload cover letter, c.v., a sample of recent published work and names of three references by November 25, 2013. Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Link to apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/52030

Deadline: Nov. 25

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interview scheduled (12/22)

  • 1.13: Has anyone who interviewed last week heard a peep about campus interviews? If so, put the rest of us out of misery! : )

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Campus visits scheduled [posted 1/18]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

  • [Offer noted in header on 3/16]

Offer accepted:

NOTES: 

  • The negotiation failed? So will they will be rerunning the search or will they offer it to one of the other finalists? Anyone know?

Texas A&M University - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Africana Studies and Film Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Africana Studies and Film Studies programs at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenure-track open rank position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Film Studies or related field. We seek candidates with a strong research agenda and teaching record in African cinema or African diaspora cinemas in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Latin America. Secondary fields of specialization may include ethnographic cinema and documentary cinema. The position will have equal responsibilities in both programs; we expect the successful candidate to be able to teach Francophone, Hispanic, Anglophone, and Lusophone Black cinema, even if her or his specialty is in one or two of these areas. The successful candidate will teach in the areas of her or his specialization, as well as Introduction to Africana Studies, Introduction to Film Analysis, and Film History. Texas A&M University is a Research I institution, and the search committee is looking for scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research, undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, and program development.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1. Send your application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a 20-page writing sample to: Juan Alonzo, Chair, Africana and Film Studies Search, 4355 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4355

If you have questions, contact Juan Alonzo, Chair of Africana and Film Studies Search: jjalonzo@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M University and the Africana Studies and Film Studies Programs are deeply committed to promoting a diverse educational environment among our faculty and students. We are actively seeking applications from individuals whose diverse backgrounds and perspectives will strengthen our community.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23303

MLA JIL 10/4/13

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA interviews (1/11)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Scheduled late Jan for Feb.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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What's meant by assistant, associate, or full? That is a pretty broad range of experience and qualifications... What are an ABD's chances of applying to such a position -- even if it seems like a really good fit in every other regard?

Truman State University (MO) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor of English (fields incl. Film Studies and Screenwriting) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Arts and Letters at Truman State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position in the Department of English and Linguistics to start August 2014. The position is expected to start at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include introductory undergraduate courses, advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in creative writing, literature, film studies, and related interdisciplinary areas. Scholarly activity and output appropriate to the rank is expected consistent with Truman's teacher-scholar model. Additional duties after the first year include advising, mentoring of students, and service to the university and community.

Required Qualifications:

·Ph.D. in English or Creative Writing or MFA in Creative Writing or a related field in hand by date of appointment (August 2014);
·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching upper-level screenwriting workshops, upper-level fiction workshops and introductory creative writing;
·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching film studies courses, literature courses and interdisciplinary courses;
·A strong publication record;
·Evidence of strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and
·Commitment to the liberal arts with emphasis on undergraduate student development and accomplishment.

Preferred Qualifications:

·Evidence of and/or demonstrated potential for effectiveness in course development and teaching with new media.

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and education; benefits package includes life, health and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and reimbursed assistance for moving expenses. Awarding of tenure and promotion to Associate and Full Professor is based on success as a teacher-scholar; a departmental policy on Promotion and Tenure is available upon request.

Program: The Department of English and Linguistics at Truman has 27 full-time faculty members and approximately 550 students in its major programs along with approximately 140 English and Linguistics minors. The Department offers a BFA in Creative Writing, a BA in English, a BS in Linguistics, and an MA in English, as well as supporting several other degrees and a range of minors and interdisciplinary programs at the university. Our BFA program, the only such program in the State of Missouri, was founded in 2010 in response to strong student interest. The program is growing rapidly, the department supports regular creative and interdisciplinary campus events, students in the program pursue a wide range of professional, scholarly, and creative activities, and the university is home to literary journals The Green Hills Literary Lantern and The Chariton Review as well as the Truman State University Press. For more information about the program and Truman State University, please visit http://engling.truman.edu/

The University: A vibrant community of teacher-scholars involved with a highly-selective student body, Truman is a residential university providing its approximately 6,000 students with broad liberal arts experiences and study-in-depth in 48 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Truman's students are well-prepared academically. Most have leadership experience and over 45 percent will enter graduate or professional education within a year of graduation. Over 20 percent of Truman students engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects, including participation in the annual undergraduate research conference.

Truman is nationally recognized for the quality of educational opportunities that it offers to students and for its leadership in the assessment of student learning and continuous improvement. Truman, Missouri's only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the 17th year in a row as the no. 1 Public University in the Midwest Regional category. The Washington Monthly ranks Truman as the no. 3 Masters' University in the United States, reporting that, "Truman State is unusually successful in not just graduating students but also preparing them to make lasting contributions to society, [for] much less than the private institutions that are similarly ranked."

The Community: Located in Kirksville, Truman plays a vital role in the thriving regional center of northeast Missouri. The city enjoys excellent schools, a low crime rate, and low cost of living. Within a few minutes' drive, a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities are easily accessible. Kirksville is connected to St. Louis (STL) by Cape Air (http://www.flycapeair.com). Amtrak operates the Southwest Chief on daily schedules connecting Kirksville to Chicago, Kansas City, and points southwest to Los Angeles. AT Still University maintains dental and medical schools in Kirksville. More information about Truman State University can be found at http://www.truman.edu.

Application: The application process is coordinated by the School of Arts and Letters. Electronic submission of applications is required and must be completed at http://employment.truman.edu. Completed applications must include:

·Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications;
·Current curriculum vitae (including references);
·Evidence of potential for or demonstrated success in teaching and scholarly activity;
·Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable); and
·Three recent letters of recommendation.

Letters of recommendation can be emailed to saldean@truman.edu with a subject heading of "BFA Fiction/Screenwriting Search Fall 2014." Review of applications (minus letters of recommendation) will begin Monday, January 27, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate and undergraduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. James O'Donnell, Dean of The School of Arts and Letters, saldean@truman.edu.

Truman State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 27, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2014

Tufts University - Sol Gittleman Professorship in Film and Media StudiesEdit

Tufts University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sol Gittleman Professorship in Film and Media Studies. We seek an internationally recognized scholar and educator with the energy and vision to help shape a new interdisciplinary program in Film and Media Studies. The field of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working with faculty and students across the curriculum and to fostering an interdisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners committed to promoting film and media literacy, research, and teaching. The Gittleman Professor will be appointed jointly in an appropriate home department and in the new Film and Media Studies program. Appointment will be at the rank of full Professor.

Qualifications:

Required: •Doctorate in a relevant field; •A distinguished body of scholarship and publication; •Familiarity with film/media production; •Record of excellent university teaching and advising.

Preferred: •Expertise in film/media beyond the United States; •Administrative experience and demonstrated leadership skills; •Background in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or programmatic initiatives.

Responsibilities

•Lead an ongoing project to forge a new program in Film and Media Studies, encompassing our longstanding and vibrant Communications and Media Studies (CMS) program, which currently offers minors, internships, and extracurricular programming in Mass Communications and Media Studies, Film Studies, and Multimedia Arts;

•Help develop a new major in Film/Media Studies, with an emphasis on integrating film/media literacy, history, and practice;

•Provide intellectual and pedagogical leadership for the evolving program across departments;

•Teach new or existing courses in film/media studies;

•Support the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity, interdisciplinarity, internationalism, and active citizenship.

In addition to CMS, Tufts currently offers an interdisciplinary major in International Literary and Visual Studies, which makes possible the study of literature, film, and the visual arts in an international context. More than thirty faculty members from many departments across the arts, humanities, and social sciences teach a wide variety of theoretical and practice-based film and media courses. For more information, see http://ase.tufts.edu/CMS, http://ase.tufts.edu/ILVS, and http://uss.tufts.edu/bulletin (for specific departments and course descriptions).

Applicants should submit a CV and letter of application, explaining their interest in the position, to filmandmedia@tufts.edu. For more information, contact Nancy Bauer, Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, at nancy.bauer@tufts.edu.

Review of applications begins February 1, 2014, and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24078

MLA JIL 12/6/13

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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University of the Arts (PA) - Director of B.A. in Film & Media Studies (Assoc. or Adv. Asst Professor) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Division of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts seeks a director for its new B.A. in Film & Media Studies. By drawing on strengths in the Division of Liberal Arts and in the School of Film of the College of Art, Media, and Design, the program combines creative studio courses in film, animation, and writing with intensive study of the history, aesthetics, and social implications of film and allied media forms.

The faculty member in this position is a proponent of the University of the Arts’ commitment to an innovative arts education that encourages transmedia and interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration within and across its degree programs in visual, literary, and performing arts and design. This commitment is especially evident in the Division of Liberal Arts’ Film & Media Studies program, which blends film making with film study.

The new director will: •develop and teach courses that introduce students to the salient theories and methodologies in film and media studies; •supervise and coordinate a degree program that incorporates studio coursework in the School of Film as well as academic coursework in the Division of Liberal Arts; •advise and mentor Film & Media Studies majors; •supervise a two-semester senior capstone thesis; •provide committee service and other duties as required.

The appointment will be made at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor. Ph.D. or equivalent in Film, Communication, and/or Media Studies required, with a record of scholarly publication and teaching experience commensurate with the level of appointment. The teaching load is 6 courses annually; administrative release negotiable. The appointment commences September 1, 2014.

Qualified applicants should submit curriculum vitae and letter of application only to FMSdirector@uarts.edu. The documents should be in Microsoft Word and submitted by attachment. Applications received by Friday, November 15, will receive fullest consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2014.

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the University of the Arts is one of the only universities in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, literary, and performing arts and design. The University of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22184

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/22/13 (x3)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): MLA interview request 12/13 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Campus interview for Feb (1/13)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • --- This job was listed last year, and apparently an offer was made in March.  Does anyone know what happened?  Is there something going on behind the scenes?
  • I was one of the candidates offered the job last year. It seemed like a great job at/in a great place with great people, but the faculty is non-tenured and the salary offer was rather low for the East Coast.
  • For the person who posted above: could you say more about the salary? How low is "low"? And is this particular position non-tenured as well? Info would be great for those of us who are considering this position. Thanks!

University of California, Los Angeles - TT Assistant Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media (Spec.: Directing)Edit

Tenure Track in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media responsible for teaching variety of courses in screenwriting, production, directing, and postproduction at the BA and MFA levels. Successful applicants can lead students through creative and practical aspects of modern media making with special consideration for the relationship between creativity, storytelling and production feasibility. The position requires both skill-specific and project-oriented courses. The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her particular area of expertise and will be expected to participate fully in university and department service.

Education/Experience: Graduate degree in film directing, considerable film and/or television directing experience and a minimum of three years of successful teaching at the college/university level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant festival, distribution and industry knowledge who actively create personal work. Experience with a diversity of production environments and production conditions is desirable. Directing is the focus of the position; demonstrated professional and teaching capacity in areas such as screenwriting, cinematography, sound, editing, postproduction and digital media is a plus.

Deadline: Friday, April 11th, 2014

Applicants: Please apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00169

Please address cover letter, CV and names of references to Professor Gyula Gazdag – Chair of the Search Committee. The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24504

MLA JIL 02/21/14

Deadline: April 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, San Diego - Asst. Professor, Film and Media History / Theory - SKYPE/PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor Description: FILM and MEDIA HISTORIAN/THEORIST

University of California, San Diego -- Department of Visual Arts Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2014.

The Department of Visual Arts within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego http://visarts.ucsd.edu/ is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department seeks a film and media historian or theorist. All research specializations will be considered but we particularly welcome a demonstrated interest in the relation of film and media to other art practices of the 20th and 21st centuries, and/or an engagement with the contemporary new media landscape.

The candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching large undergraduate lecture courses on the history of film and media, undergraduate classes for majors in art history and media studies,and graduate seminars for an innovative Ph.D program in art history which includes a concentration in art practice and also enrolls MFA students inits courses. Faculty in all areas of our department are expected to serve both the MFA and Ph.D programs by giving critiques, supervisingindependent studies, and serving on graduate committees. The department offers B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D degrees. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Candidate should have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Ph.D. (or close to completion) required.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants are asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity in their personal statement. Contributions mightinclude such items as providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarlyenvironment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.

Closing Date: Application deadline is November 1, 2013, or until filled.

To Apply: We are only accepting applications electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00397 .

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of two references (do not send letters of recommendation and/or placementfiles) and evidence of work in the field. The evidence may be in the form of off prints of articles, copies of books, etc. in PDF format that can be uploaded into the RECRUIT online electronic system.

Applicants should also submit a separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information). Please reference position ‪#‎FMH‬-2014-L on all correspondence.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: request for reference letters 1/9

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): request for skype interview, slots on mon jan 20 (1/15)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Does anyone know if this is TT?  --> Yes it is.
  • Anyone heard anything at all? (12/13) i haven't (12/16)
  • still no preliminary interviews even? (12/31) I haven't heard anything (1/2/14)
  • Has this search been cancelled? I had a Skype interview with them a while back that made them seem like they were just going through the motions. Anyone know anything? (3/10)

University of California, Santa Barbara - Asst. Professor of Film/Media Practice and Theory - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

Film and Media Studies at UCSB, seeks a mediamaker-scholar whose work encompasses production, theory, and history as an Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2014. Candidates must be committed to conceptually innovative approaches to production practices, using contemporary media platforms to foster imaginative modes of research and new forms of knowledge. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core areas of our undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise and curate student projects, and develop imaginative production courses that are integrated within a liberal arts curriculum that emphasizes media theory, criticism, and history. A Ph.D. and/or MFA expected. The ideal candidate will demonstrate outstanding creative and research potential and a strong commitment to teaching. http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu.

Apply by October 31, 2013: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply. Contact Kathy Murray at kmurray@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu. The department is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. EO/AA Employer.

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visits scheduled first two weeks of December [posted 11/28]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Santa Cruz - Assistant Professor in Social Documentary ProductionEdit

The Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in production with a solid foundation in the theory and history of social documentation at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. We seek an accomplished and influential filmmaker and media artist of socially engaging non-fiction work with an exhibition track record in film festivals, museums, new media and/or public television whose modes of production and research intersect with and expand upon the department’s current strengths: social documentary and nonfiction forms; multiplatform media engaging issues of social justice and political activism; and/or critical analysis media representation, documentary forms and transmedia platforms. Applicants should be able to contribute to one or more of the following areas of social documentary production including video, photography, editing, sound design, lighting and multiplatform storytelling. We have a preference for candidates with expertise in documentary video production, social science analysis and professional development. We have a particular interest in candidates with international expertise, given the international and diversity-focused concerns of the Social Documentation Program. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include graduate and undergraduate social documentary critical studies, production across cinematic genres, video and sound editing production and/or multiplatform and transmedia documentary.

We seek candidates with experience or demonstrated potential for university teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including masters or doctoral supervision. The Film & Digital Media Department offers an M.A. in Social Documentation aimed at training documentarians in creative and scholarly approaches to social change, media representation, and marginalized cultures; a Ph.D. designed to challenge traditional borders between creative and critical practice; and a B.A. which emphasizes both critical studies and production. Our curriculum addresses the history, theory and production of film, television, video and digital media across a range of global and historical contexts. The program currently serves approximately five hundred undergraduate majors, eighteen doctoral students, and fifteen master’s students. The Film & Digital Media Department is in the Division of the Arts, which also includes Departments of Art, History of Art and Visual Culture, Music, Theater Arts, the M.F.A. Program in Digital Arts and New Media, and Ph.D. programs in Music and Visual Studies. There are opportunities for scholarly, creative and teaching connections in these areas, as well as with colleagues and programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions and the School of Engineering. The Arts Division supports faculty research through the Arts Research Institute; the campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups.

We seek an artist-scholar with teaching experience and with evidence of a developed research trajectory. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five five-unit courses, or their equivalent, on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year, in accordance with the department's workload policy. All members of the department are expected to: advise and mentor students; actively engage in independent creative and/or research activity; and actively participate in administrative responsibilities for the department, affiliated college and the campus, including but not limited to committee work, outreach, development, and program building. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable, as is the ability to contribute to their professionalization to ready them for the fields they enter post-matriculation. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

RANK: Assistant Professor. SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. in relevant field of study or a demonstrated record of social documentary or creative work as evidenced by a national and/or international record of exhibition in museums, galleries, film and new media festivals, public television and/or publication in journals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University teaching experience; graduate-level teaching; graduate student supervision and mentoring. Demonstrated contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include 1) a letter of application outlining scholarly and creative background as well as current and future research plans; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) three samples of social documentary and/or artistic work. (Please upload PDFs with links to specific samples of moving image or other creative work.); 4) one writing sample (optional); 5) diversity statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service (optional); 6) teaching statement (optional); 7) three confidential letters of recommendation*. All documents uploaded to the UC Recruit online system must be in PDF format.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00040

Refer to Position #JPF00040-14 in all correspondence.

  • All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x2 (12/9)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Massachusetts Boston - TT Assistant Professor - History of Film as a Global Art Form - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks a historian of film to teach the history of film as a global art form. Beginning September 1, 2014, this full-time tenure-track assistant professor will contribute to the development of a film studies major in the College of Liberal Arts (collaborating with English, American Studies, Modern Languages, etc.). The Art Department offers a combined B.A. in art history and studio art. Serving a diverse population, UMass Boston is the only public university in Boston; and it is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a “high research activity” university. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load, which includes large-survey teaching and advanced courses in specialization. Potential areas of interest, Western or non-Western, might include: experimental film, documentary film, shorts.

The successful candidate will show promise of becoming a productive scholar with a regular schedule of publications, an abiding interest in research, and be able to teach the history of technical and aesthetic aspects of film. A Ph.D. is required; teaching at the college level is preferred.

To apply, submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references online.

Applications must be received by January 6, 2014. Interview at CAA by prior appointment only.

UMass Boston provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

LINK to Apply

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: 6 Jan. 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: CAA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled 1/17 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [SEE NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone who got an interview heard back yet? 3/4
  • I haven't heard back yet, either. 3/4 x2
  • Does anyone know if they've scheduled campus visits yet? 3/14
  • I don't believe so.  I e-mailed them today, and they said they hope to be able to provide an update on the search soon. 3/14
  • That's good to know. Thanks! 3/14
  • Anyone know the latest on this one?  Have they moved ahead to campus interviews without notifying the unselected Skype interviewees?  3/27
  • I had a campus interview last month but haven't heard from them since. I assume an offer has been made. 4/18.
  • Thanks.  Nice of them to let folks know.  I had a Skype interview near the beginning of March and never heard what happened after that.  Classy, UMASS. 4/18.

University of Minnesota - TT Asst. Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (Film Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

  • See full post at Comparative 2014
  • From Comparative page: "Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype (1/22/13)"

University of North Alabama - TT Asst. Professor of English in Film Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of North Alabama is accepting applications for Assistant Professor of English in Film Studies. Specialization in Global Cinema is preferred. Desired areas of secondary expertise include Literary Criticism and/or Professional Writing. The successful candidate must demonstrate a desire for excellence in teaching and a commitment to an active program of scholarship and research. Participation in college service and student advisement is expected. Teaching assignments range from first-year composition courses and sophomore level British, American, or World literature courses that all faculty teach to advanced courses in appropriate areas of expertise. A willingness to provide online instruction is expected. All faculty are expected to teach a 4/4 load with possible reductions for graduate courses. Salary will be commensurate with degree, rank and experience.

A doctorate in English is required for tenure-track appointment; ABD will be considered for temporary appointment at instructor rank, pending completion of doctorate by August 2015. College teaching experience is required.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu. Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email employment@una.edu.

From their website -

This position requires that applicants attach an electronic copy of a cover letter, resume, and reference list. This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts and three letters of reference. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of reference letters may be emailed to employment@una.edu as attachments in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word format. If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies of unofficial or official Transcripts and reference letters must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or can be brought to Bibb Graves Hall, Room 217. Transcripts will not be considered official if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Official transcripts will be required before an offer of employment is made. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291.  

InsideHigherEd

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview requested (2/1) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • "This position requires that applicants attach an electronic copy of a cover letter, resume, and reference list.  This position also requires that applicants submit unofficial transcrpts and three letters of reference."
  • Any news about this position?

University of Oregon - TT in Media Industry Studies/Moving Images - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The School of Journalism and Communication and the Cinema Studies Program seek a tenure-track assistant professor whose research and teaching focus on media industry studies with primary emphasis on moving images. We seek candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and who would complement existing faculty specializations. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The Cinema Studies Program is a highly successful new interdisciplinary undergraduate program of the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the School of Journalism and Communication. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in Cinema Studies and the School of Journalism and Communication. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse learning and work environment. Employment begins September 16, 2014.

To ensure consideration, please submit applications by October 18, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, writing sample and three letters of recommendation to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2925

The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited professional school serving approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 100 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916. The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 250,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Deadline Date: October 18, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1/8 X2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype (11/14)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: For January (11/27)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/17

NOTES:

University of Pennsylvania - Dick Wolf Assistant Professorship in New Media (English Dept.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the endowed Dick Wolf Assistant Professorship in New Media, a tenure-track position in the Department of English. The Wolf Assistant Professor will join the core faculty of the Program in Cinema Studies and will help to develop the new media curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The position begins July 1, 2014. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. We will consider a wide variety of methodologies, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose work considers questions of new media within a global / transnational context. PhD is expected by the start of the appointment. Application materials are to be submitted online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/21. A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2013, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/22430

MLA JIL 09/13/13

Deadline Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype for week of dec 11-13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (12/20)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

They just pulled my letters of rec. Does anyone have a sense if this amounts to making it to the next level, or are all letters being solicited? (11/14)

My letters were requested a few days after I submitted my application on 10/11. I think they are soliciting letters from every applicant. (11/15) This is correct. I contacted one of their administrators a couple days ago about letters after noticing that mine had not made their way to their system. They looked into it and told me that they have a new system in place that requires an admin to manually push a button for each applicant's letters. This wasn't previously done and they are now pushing through all the requests. (11/15)

Thanks for your insight and sharing this info! (11/15)

University of Pittsburgh - TT Assistant Professor, Film Studies: International CinemaEdit

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for a new, anticipated tenure-track, assistant professor position in international cinema, to begin August 2014, pending budgetary approval.

We seek candidates who can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our new interdepartmental PhD in Film Studies. Our colleague's research interests will engage with our existing strengths in the study of cinema and media across national, historical, cultural, linguistic, and aesthetic boundaries.

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, the history of world cinema, transnational media networks, film and media theory/criticism, televisual and digital media formations, regional and international screen cultures, and media publics.

The University of Pittsburgh has been a leader in film studies research for decades. We have recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves renowned faculty from departments such as Communication, East Asian, English, French and Italian, German, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic.

We seek a candidate whose research program could highlight, consolidate, and re-imagine the connections among these departments.

A PhD is required by the time of appointment.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/23042, and supply the following materials by November 1, 2013.

1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) Names of three references

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Chicago in January.

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program, Adam Lowenstein, at alowen@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x3 (11/12)

Rejection (no interview): x5 [11/12] after review of additional materials (12/12)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Rejected already! That was fast. This seems like proof of what someone posted above: that people don't seem to be posting on this wiki that much; otherwise we might be seeing more updates if some searches are already progressing to the stage of rejecting people.
  • Looks like materials were also requested on 11/12, so probably there hadn't been anything to report before that date.

University of Pittsburgh - TT Asst. Professor, Film Studies: Production Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications from filmmaker-scholars for a new, anticipated tenure-track, assistant professor position in production studies, to begin August 2014, pending budgetary approval.

We seek candidates who can teach media production at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our new interdepartmental PhD in Film Studies with scholarly and creative work. Our new colleague will develop our long-standing relationship with Pittsburgh Filmmakers as we work towards an expanded production track within our undergraduate major. Founded in the early 1970s, Pittsburgh Filmmakers remains one of the most important independent filmmaking cooperatives in the country.

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, the history of cinema, narrative and non-narrative modes of film and media production, documentary, the avant-garde, animation, digital media, gaming, media archaeology, political economy, media activism, industry studies, visual anthropology, scientific and medical imaging, international media formations, and media emergence and obsolescence.

The University of Pittsburgh has been a leader in film studies research for decades. We have recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves renowned faculty from departments such as Communication, East Asian, English, French and Italian, German, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic.

A PhD and/or MFA is required by the time of appointment.

To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/22652, and supply the following materials by November 1, 2013.

1) Cover letter
2) CV that details both scholarly and creative work
3) Names of three references

Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly and creative work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Chicago in January.

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program, Adam Lowenstein, at alowen@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

MLA JIL 09/27/13

Deadline Date: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: x3 (11/18)

Rejection (no interview): x1 (12/16)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Friend has campus visit coming up (02/12)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Toronto - TT Assistant / Associate Professor - Film and Media History - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of Film and Media History. This will be a joint appointment in the Cinema Studies Institute (67%) at Innis College and the Department of History (33%). The start date of the position is July 1, 2014.

The Cinema Studies Institute (CSI) and the Department of History are seeking applicants with extensive knowledge of film and media history and historiography. Knowledge from a range of approaches that may include economic, political-economic, cultural, industrial, and/or technological aspects of that history would be considered an asset. Expertise in non-Western film and media history is also welcome.

The successful candidate will teach courses in cinema and related media at both the graduate and undergraduate level in CSI and History and will be involved in supervising and mentoring students. The candidate will be expected to pursue a vigorous research program. Participation in the affairs of the Institute/College and the Department is also required. Previous experience with administration would be an asset. Candidates' publications, dissertation, and course work, must exhibit evidence of excellence in research in film and media history. An excellent record of teaching in cinema studies or cinema and media studies is also required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. with a doctorate in Film or Film and Media Studies preferred. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by selecting the link below. Applications should include a letter of application and CV, along with a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests and two recent publications (either published or submitted). All application materials should be submitted online.

Please see submission guidelines at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applications materials should be combined into a single PDF file of less than 5 Mb. Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to cinema.studies@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2013.

If you have questions about the position, please contact cinema.studies@utoronto.ca. Transcripts will be requested from preferred candidates at a later stage. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Please visit http://www.utoronto.ca/cinema/ for more information about CSI and History at http://history.utoronto.ca.

Deadline: 15 Nov.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 12/30 x1

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): skype interview 12/6

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x3

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented (History) 2013-14

University of Washington - TT Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies (Dept. of Comp. Lit.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in cinema and media studies, whose research and teaching engage the humanities in the digital era: its theory, culture, politics, modes of distribution and consumption, or historicity. Because Cinema and Media Studies is a program of the Department of Comparative Literature, we are especially interested in candidates whose work bridges disciplinary boundaries and has international breadth. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Applicants should demonstrate a strong facility in theoretical, historical, textual, and/or ethnographic methodologies. As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; applicants are encouraged to describe in their applications how their scholarship and teaching contributes to diverse communities. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and in teaching, in graduate seminars, undergraduate courses, and introductory large-lecture classes. S/he will also be prepared to participate fully in departmental committees, advising and governance. The appointment will begin in September 2014, and we expect Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in hand by that date. The search is open to candidates who have a Ph.D. in a range of fields, including film studies, media studies, and the digital humanities.

Please submit a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, three to five letters of recommendation, a statement of your research goals, and a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or the prospectus and a chapter from your dissertation. Preference will be given to letters received by November 1. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

To apply for this position go to the following URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/22170

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): interview scheduled 12/6 for MLA x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything on this one since the MLA interview? (1/27)
  • Has UW made someone an offer? (3/10)

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine - Tenure-Track Lecturer in Film - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Minimum Qualification: Ph.D. in Film Studies or an equivalent field.

Experience: Teaching at the University level, as well as scholarly publications and an active research agenda. 

Expertise: Documentary Film, Latin American Cinemas, African Cinemas, Middle East Cinemas, South or East Asian Cinemas, or Caribbean Cinemas 

  • Ability to teach courses in Film Production will be an asset.

Special Responsibilities: Teaching and research in Film Studies courses and modules in the BA in Film.   The development of courses in Film Theory and Aesthetics.  Research supervision in film and, in particular, in research areas that privilege the advancement of knowledge in areas relating to Caribbean cinema.  Enhancement of the research profile of The University of the West Indies. 

Detailed application (two copies) and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., Fax No. 1-868-663-9684; e-mail: appointments@sta.uwi.edu. Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms can be obtained at http://www.sta.uwi.edu in the Faculty & Staff, Job Vacancies section.  Further particulars including remuneration package can be obtained at the above address.  In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. 

For further particulars on this posting, click here: http://www.uwi.tt/jobs/details.asp?view=&id=1243&fontSize

Deadline Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Skype interview in Nov, decision to be taken in Jan [posted 12/14]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Asst. Professor of Film Studies - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED.Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Film Studies beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will join a large, vibrant Humanities program with strengths in (for example) professional and creative writing, English education, and literature. Qualifications: A Ph. D. in English, Film Studies, or related field must be completed by August 1, 2014. Candidates must have college-level teaching experience, including experience teaching first-year composition, and ideally should be able to teach courses outside of the area of specialization. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Special Notes: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report. To Ensure Consideration: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 15, 2014. To Apply: Applications must be submitted via the online application system and must include 1) a letter of application addressing all qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae 3) the names and contact information for three professional references, and 4) a statement describing your experience working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Questions may be addressed to:

Teresa Burns, Ph.D.
Humanities Department
burnst@uwplatt.edu

Link to Apply: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=10&

Chronicle

Deadline: Feb. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 3/1 (phone)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • ["Offer Accepted" posted in header on 5/3/14]

NOTES:

  • Anyone know the status of this one?

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Asst Professor of English, Narrative (incl. Film)Edit

Western Washington University - TT Asst. Professor of Film Studies (English Dept.) - OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 2014. This is a position in Film Studies. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: nonfiction or experimental forms, transnational cinema, or media and social justice. Specialization in any area of film studies that will complement and expand our current film offerings is preferred. About the Department: The department has 30 tenure-line faculty members and offers B.A. programs in Literature and Creative Writing, an M.A. program in English Studies, and an M.F.A. program in Creative Writing. The department also offers minors in Film Studies, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, as well as courses that provide training in composition/rhetoric, professional and technical writing, editing and publishing, and teacher preparation. The Department of English is committed to the University’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and welcomes all applicants. To learn more about the Department of English visit http://kerouac.english.wwu.edu/~newenglish/index.php.

Position Responsibilities: Standard quarter system teaching assignment (currently 2-2-2), with specialty courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels, general education courses and other courses depending on the candidate’s interests and departmental needs; exemplary teaching; a rigorous program of scholarly activity; service to the department through a range of activities including advising and contributions to the development of programs and curricula

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field by August 2014; Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching; Potential for strong scholarship and publication in relevant fields; Expertise in one or more of the following areas: nonfiction or experimental forms, transnational cinema, or media and social justice.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to film studies curriculum development or film programming; Ability to teach courses in either screenwriting, theory, or literature, or courses that combine film and literature; Specialization in an area of film studies that will complement and expand our current film offerings; Familiarity with and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues.

Academic Emphasis: Film Studies

Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in below, and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system.

Candidates should upload a letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts. Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required; recommenders should email their letters to the Film Studies Search Committee at English@wwu.edu.

Screening interviews will take place at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago or arranged as videoconferences. For consideration for a screening interview during the MLA convention, applications must be received by October 25, 2013. Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus.

WWU Job Announcement and Link to Application

Deadline Date: Oct. 25

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1 (11/7/13) x 3

Rejection (no interview): x2 11/27 after review of requested additional materials; me too (11/28)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 1 (11/22/13) Option was given between Skype or in person at MLA 

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (1/16) 

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: (2/21)

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Just one note about being asked for more materials? Any one else?  
  • I didn't hear from them either. I know we've discussed this already, but they have a ABD VAP who meets all three sub-specialities. I'm not holding my breath on this one, but who knows?

Whitman College - TT Assistant Professor, Film & Media Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure-track position in Film & Media Studies, at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will have expertise in Television Studies and additional expertise in film/media theory and/or digital/new media. Courses to be taught will include Intro to TV Studies, Film & Media Theory, Intro to Film Studies, and additional courses in his or her specific area(s) of expertise. Effective August 2014. Ph.D. required. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching. All applications must include the following materials: letter of application as well as separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, the applicant should explain how his or her pedagogy will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies”.

Deadline: September 6, 2013.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see http://www.whitman.edu and http://www.wallawalla.org.

Upon submission of your online application, individuals or services listed as reference providers will receive an email with a link for submitting a letter of recommendation. Providers will have up to a week following the application deadline to respond. All other materials should be submitted by the applicant using the online system; transcripts may be scanned and uploaded. Official transcripts are preferred but not required. Maximum document size is 9MB. If necessary, additional material may be submitted as Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.

To complete the application, please make sure that all required fields have been filled before clicking “Submit.” For assistance, email the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Office at pdf@whitman.edu or phone 509-527-5399.

H-NET

Deadline Date: Sept. 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x3,284 (11/19)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

I know someone who has a phone interview scheduled soon. (9/28) (Can someone confirm if this is legitimate? Bad grammar, "I know someone," and the absence of a confirmed interview date makes this seem odd).

OP here. I apologize for the "bad grammar." I'll blame the fact that I wrote the sentence when my brain was demanding sleep, but I also didn't take the care that I would have had I known my contribution was going to be critiqued in such a manner. I'm not sure what else I can say to prove that the information is valid. If you don't want to believe it's true, I suppose no one else suffers. The person who has a phone interview scheduled did not mention the date for which it is scheduled during our conversation, nor did I push him/her to do so since s/he knew I had applied for the same job and it was awkward enough without me pressing for details. (9/29)

  • OP: thanks for sharing what you know! (9/29)
  • Woah. I didn't mean to offend you, but your original post honestly looked like spam. (9/29)
  • Skype interviews were taking place today (9/30) and Friday the 27th. Anyone have a sense of why some had phone interviews and others Skype?
  • IMPORTANT:  Whoever pointed out the phantom "bad grammar" failed to make his/her subjects and verb agree in his/her response. (10/7) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • On-campus interviews scheduled for October (10/11).
    • Where are you getting this information? I heard from a trusted source that campus visitis have not been scheduled yet. (10/15).
  • Do you know if candidates were contacted via phone or email?
  • With what color ink did the successful applicant sign the contract?

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

11//20. Search successful.

11/20 - Just curious after the insider hire discussion. Was it the inside hire that got the offer?

11/21 - Inside hire didn't get the offer. 

NOTES:

I can't tell, but this job seems to have an inside higher. They currently have a VAP, (she got her BA from Whitman), that teaches the courses they call for. Anyone have any knowledge of this?

It's the posting of the job for less than a month that gives away the inside hire plan (and the *nickname* they use on the VAP's webpage?). Sure, send in the materials. But... a Sept 6 close date? that makes no sense unless they're interested in limiting the number of apps they get. Either that or they don't know what they're doing, which could be the case, I suppose.  (9/6)

No knowledge of this but thanks for putting the word out on a possible insider hire. Kinda sucks as I just spent all day compiling application materials.

Since there are so many intervening factors in a job search, I'm generally reluctant to speculate about inside candidates, but in this case, the VAP is very strongly positioned to transition into a tenure line.

I AM a VAP someplace (not at Whitman) and let me tell you that places LOVE to pass over the VAPS for a juicier hire. Unless the VAP is sleeping with the chair or married to a tenure-track person already on the faculty, I really don't think that gives them much of an advantage if your qualifications are better or equal. (Believe me, I wish it did.) In fact, I often wonder if it isn't the VAPs themselves posting these "observations" in order to scare off competition.  Don't be afraid to apply!  

Jesus Christ this process is such utter bullshit. (10/6 through the end of time)  

  • (I love you. My thoughts exactly. But I am still, for what seems like year after year, subjecting myself to this bullshit process. Grrr.) (11/12) 
  • Grrrl you gonna be just fine. Luv u 2. (1/30)

Care to elaborate on what led you to this assertion? (10/7)

Yes. (10/7) Would you share your thoughts? :) (10/8) My thoughts are still under peer review. (12/1) It's the damnedest thing, but I'm still waiting on that review. (1/30) Okay, the peer review finally showed up in my inbox. They're telling me my original argument ("Jesus Christ this process is such utter bullshit") is self-evident and doesn't merit elaboration. However, they would be interested in seeing my take on the possibility that this process might actually more closely resemble horseshit. (3/25)  

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Lawrence University (WI) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies (Filmmaking)Edit

Seeking candidates for a full-time position to teach courses in hands-on digital video production to join a team that includes a Director of Film Studies, whose background is in film history and criticism, a Technical Director, and an interdisciplinary group of faculty who teach courses in Film Studies. We are especially interested in documentary/experimental filmmakers. Duties include teaching fundamentals of film production and supervising student projects from disciplines across the university. Candidates with an MFA in production or Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related field, an active video/filmmaking practice, an on-going exhibition record, and a strong commitment to liberal arts teaching, including a willingness to participate in Lawrence University’s signature, interdisciplinary Freshman Studies program, are invited to apply.

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S. Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents.  Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals.  This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.

Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com. Applicants should also have three letters of reference sent to search_filmstudies@lawrence.edu and make three samples of creative work available through a link to a secure posting or online portfolio. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred. Review of applications to begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by April 1, 2014. Lawrence University is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States; Position Type: Full-Time/Regular; Tracking Code: 149-662

Deadline: April 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Messiah College (PA) - Lecturer in Film, Video and Digital Media ProductionEdit

The Department of Communication in the School of the Humanities at Messiah College invites applications for a lecturer position in Film, Video, and Digital Media Production beginning August 2014, with the potential to move to Term- Tenure Track in accordance with student enrollment.

Responsibilities: The preferred candidate will teach a range of introductory and upper level courses in film/digital editing and production, and will be expected to contribute to the College’s program in general education in areas such as non-Western topics, oral communication, or first year writing courses; the candidate will be expected to mentor students with individual and class projects as well as oversee/manage facilities and equipment. In addition, the candidate will prepare students for professional careers in the field and help develop undergraduate programming in the field of digital humanities.

Qualifications: A completed MFA or PhD in a related discipline is required. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a creative portfolio are expected, as is evidence that the faculty member can support the College’s mission and identity as a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences.

For more information or to submit application materials, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/2745

Messiah College, a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race, gender or veteran status in its education programs, admissions or employment policies. Women and Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23539

MLA JIL 10/18/13

Deadline: 11/01/2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Northern Arizona University - Lecturer in Film Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Northern Arizona University is accepting applications for a full-time Lecturer in English, commencing in Fall 2014.  Position based on Flagstaff mountain campus. This position is renewable, depending on performance, availability of funds, and program needs. The candidate will teach seven 3-hour courses per year in film studies, global cinema, and literature courses with an additional 3 hours of teaching and/or coordinating duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Literature or Film Studies or related discipline.

2 years of full-time teaching experience at the college or university level beyond TA experiences

Apply online at http://hr.nau.edu/apply_for_jobs, select "Faculty and Administrator Openings," and then select "Lecturer 600741"

Review of complete applications to begin March 24, 2014.

Chronicle

Deadline: March 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone or Skype): phone 4/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 5/1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 5/8

Offer accepted: 5/9

NOTES:

St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies - INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

St. Lawrence University, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies, beginning August, 2014. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Film and Film History, as well as elective courses in the candidate’s areas of interest. Ph.D. by the time of appointment is expected. Teaching load is three courses each semester.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Please SUBMIT THROUGH INTERFOLIO a cover letter, current CV, and sample course syllabi to Professor Richard Jenseth, Chair, Film and Representation Studies, 7 University Ave, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Applications received by December 15, 2013 will receive fullest consideration for MLA interview. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu. St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

https://apply.interfolio.com/23582

MLA JIL 10/18/13

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials: 12/10 Request for recommendation letters & interview invitation

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): 12/10 Interview with the option of either MLA, Phone or Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • We haven't passed the deadline yet, but someone already got an interview invitation, how interesting.
  • Was anyone else contacted for an interview for this position, other than the person contacted 5 days before the deadline, that is?
  • Received an e-mail from the committee. They've been delayed, but will be contacting applicants for interviews this Friday (x2 - Does anyone know if they interviewed candidates at MLA?) They decided not to go to MLA.
  • Anyone contacted? Nope, but their timeline might be behind again.
  • Still no word from them. Has anyone heard anything? They were supposed to contact candidates last week.
  • I received a rejection letter yesterday stating that they have successfully closed their search.

University of Massachusetts - Boston - Posdoctoral Teaching Fellow in English (pref. Film Studies)Edit

The UMass Boston English Department is offering one non-renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship of two years, beginning Fall 2014. The Teaching Fellow will receive guidance from a dedicated mentor in the development of a reflective pedagogy for teaching English Studies to the global student body of the 21st century. Some of the unique features of this program are: an opportunity to teach at an urban, public university with a diverse student body; development of increasing skill in teaching at the introductory and advanced levels; and professionalization through participation in the university's teaching conferences and symposia. Responsibilities include: a 2+3 course load, participation in departmental pedagogy meetings, and one teaching presentation in the second year.

Specific qualifications include: Ph.D. in English granted within three years of the start of the postdoctoral fellowship; secondary expertise in either film studies or children's literature; ability to teach advanced courses in either film studies or children's literature; interest in teaching freshman composition, general education, or introductory literature courses; ability to work effectively with a diverse student body in discussion-based classes; and commitment to the values of a reflective teaching practice.

Applications must be received by July 21, 2014. Please apply online with your cover letter, CV, and writing sample of no more than 20 pages online. Dossiers of letters of recommendation must be emailed directly to english.recruitment@umb.edu.

The fellowship includes a $48,187 salary plus benefits. We regret that we cannot provide travel or moving reimbursement.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: July 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Also posted at Children's 2014 and Generalist 2014

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Visiting Lectureship in Film Studies (SPRING'14) -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON - Visiting Lectureship in Film Studies (SPRING'14)

The Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a Visiting Full-time Lecturer, starting in January 2014, to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in any area of film history. This is a one-semester appointment only.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or M.A. in film studies or a related discipline; ABD will be considered. Responsibilities include a four-course teaching load. The position is benefits eligible.

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 Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and (under “other docs” in the application system) two course syllabi and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Please also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be mailed to: Ana Olenina, 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 1; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The Spring semester at UNCW starts on January 9, 2014. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at (910) 962-3196 or coombsj@uncw.edu or Pat Torok at (910) 962-7502 or torokp@uncw.edu

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: I received an email in response to my inquiry about sending in my rec. letters after the deadline. They responded on Nov. 3 saying they already picked the finalists. Either they reviewed the applications very quickly or they already had someone in mind.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype): Nov.4

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Nov. 26

NOTES:

Dang--had a phone interview a couple weeks ago. The next week I was told I was shortlisted and a background check was done.

University of Washington - Lecturer in Film and Media StudiesEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature is seeking a full-time Lecturer in cinema and media studies to begin in September 2014. The initial appointment will be for three years, and may be renewable.

The appointment is intended for a candidate whose teaching experience demonstrates an ability to engage productively with a range of topics, historical and theoretical, in cinema and media, especially those which examine minority ethnic, racial, and gender issues in cinema. We are also interested in candidates with demonstrated competence in working with films produced in languages other than English.

Applicants should have an advanced degree in film/cinema studies (PhD, or foreign equivalent, preferred) and demonstrate established credentials as an instructor in introductory and upper-division college-level courses. A full-time Lecturer will be expected to offer two courses during each of the three quarters of the academic year.

As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations (American and international); applicants are encouraged to describe in their applications how their teaching engages students from diverse communities. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for continued excellence in teaching undergraduate courses, including introductory large-lecture classes. S/he will also be prepared to participate fully in departmental committees, advising and governance.

Please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, three to five letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching methods and expectations, and a teaching portfolio containing descriptions of courses you have already taught and would be interested in teaching.

Preference will be given to letters received by November 1. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

To apply for this position go to the following URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/23234

MLA JIL 10/11/13

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): (12/16)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, Phone or Skype):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

This reads like a renewal contract for the Lecturer they already have and is based on her exact teaching and service areas.

Is anyone thinking of applying to this position and the TT job at U. of Washington? I'm wondering if applying to both screams desperation and, if does, if that is a bad thing to scream?

(OP) I think you probably answered your own question. Of course, there might be different SCs for each position . . .

DISCUSSIONEdit

1/14/14: Is it me or are there fewer job postings this year? Or are there fewer candidates on the job market?

I've been on the Film Studies job market for several different cycles but it seems like this year either:

1. schools are taking a very long time to move onto first round interviews (either via phone/Skype or at MLA, NCA etc)

2. schools have moved forward bur no one is posting about it

There are jobs that had September due dates that have had no updates. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this.

  • I have assumed there's low participation this year from applicants. No one (myself included) has been reporting acknowledgments of apps received. So we're all sort of in the dark.
  • Not sure about NCA, but for jobs with MLA interviews, I wouldn't expect much movement until mid-December, esp. since that conference is later in January than ever this year. As for everything else, the best way to get the reporting going is to add some info. yourself when you have it (even second-hand info. and things like acknowledgements are welcome). It's also still the case that many deadlines have yet to pass or just did pass rather recently [11/11]

[3/5/14]: I got an interview invitation for SCMS, and I was not planning on going to SCMS prior to this. Obviously, now my plans have changed.  If I am only attending SCMS for the interview, would I still need to register and pay the (ridiculously high) late registration fees? Any input would be appreciated as I am not familiar with conference protocol in such cases.

Don't pay the registration fee! When I interviewed at MLA as a non-MLAer I didn't pay registration. You really only need to register if you're presenting.

Congratulatoins for the interview. Don't pay. Job Interview is really not an official part of SCMS conference.

  • - Thanks for your input, that makes sense. I'm on a tight budget as it is :)

3/26: Has anything heard about the position at the University of New Mexico for someone doing Latino/a and Latin American film? Campus visits currently underway. (4/3)

7/30: This round of applications seems to be officially over. I'm wondering how many of you are disappointed? I sure am.

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