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Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Prof. of Film and Media Critical Studies and History (Dept. of English) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Amherst College Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in film and media critical studies and history, with expertise in one of the following possible areas: documentary film/media, international silent film, critical race studies, avant-garde film and video, or media cultures. The successful candidate will offer courses in the foundational studies of film from a historical and/or critical perspective, as well as courses in her or his areas of research.

Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who are capable of demonstrating competence and sensitivity in working in a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion and/or candidates who have a record of teaching a diverse student population.

The faculty member will teach two courses each semester. Annual responsibilities include first-year writing-attentive courses, specialized advanced seminars, open-enrollment courses in film and media studies, and thesis advising in both English and the program of Film and Media Studies. Strong commitments to scholarship and to undergraduate teaching are essential.

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.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. is required for this position.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages, three confidential letters of recommendation, and two to five sample syllabi, including at least one introductory course. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/25710

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): form letter rejection noting they had over 300 applicants, 12/17 x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 11/17 x2 

  • 11/19: Congratulations to those invited for the interview! Can they share in which areas? 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any word yet? I'm surprised there haven't been any updates to this listing. (11/13) No word here, equally surprised (11/14). I heard there were nearly 250 applications submitted, so I imagine it may be taking more time than they thought it would to sift through the pool of applicants. (11/15)

Auburn University (AL) - TT Assistant Professor in Film Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Tenure­-Track Assistant Professor in Film Studies

Position Number: 118980

Position: The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-­‐track position within Media Studies as an Assistant Professor of Film Studies beginning fall semester, August 15, 2015. Responsibilities: Tenure-­‐track faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly research or creative work. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in film history and theory as well as direct theses in the graduate program. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the college, profession, and school, including service contribution to the Jay Sanders Film Series.

Requirements/Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing (ABD) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-­‐track position at the rank of assistant professor requires the earned doctorate by the August 15, 2015 start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2016. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research/creative potential. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position: https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/

Review of applications will begin Oct. 3, 2014, and continue until a candidate is selected.

Deadline: Oct. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): request for Skype interview, 10/22 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 12/8/14

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brooklyn College, CUNY (NY) - Associate or Full Professor Chairperson (Film)Edit

Brooklyn College

CUNY Job ID 11206

The Department of Film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York invites application to fill a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor Chairperson position beginning fall 2015.

The Department currently has 320 undergraduate students in the following concentrations: Production, Screenwriting, Industry Studies, Documentary Production, and Film Studies. The successful candidate will serve as Department Chair with limited teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position entails working with the Director of the graduate program and the Dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies OR an M.F.A. in Filmmaking or related craft.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs. AA/EOE.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26137

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Only 6  months to make a decision. Anyone heard who got it?

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, Film and Media Studies (English Department) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Job Summary: Bucknell's English Department invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track assistant professor in Film/Media Studies. This position will be part of the English Department's Concentration in Film/Media Studies. The Concentration emphasizes traditional skills in film/media history, theory, and aesthetics while challenging students to produce new media work that reflects their learning. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3/2 load and a range of courses in his/her area of specialization as well as introductory courses and seminars. We seek an outstanding faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy. We invite applicants with a Ph.D., or a Masters who are ABD, with teaching experience, and publications.

Application materials include a cover letter, C.V. and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 15th and we will have on campus interviews in spring of 2015.

SUBMIT APPLICATION HERE

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 2/18 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Looks like there might be an internal candidate for this job--current ABD VAP that teaches in Film/Media Studies--that said, it's a very appealing job/school and the whole internal candidate thing is quite unpredicatable. 
  • Anyone hear anything on this one?
  • Heard from a friend that candidates for campus interviews have been selected.
  • Email from search chair saying position has been filled. (4/10)

California College of the Arts, Oakland (CA),  TT Assistant Professor of Visual Studies (Film History, Theory, and Criticism) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

JOB #2261

POSITION  SUMMARY:

CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of film history, theory, and criticism beginning in August 2015. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in art history, film and media studies, ethnic studies, or visual studies. We seek a candidate with a global perspective, who has the potential to teach a two-semester history of film course every year, along with 200-level electives and 300-level seminars in her or his area of expertise, which may include: documentary film/media, experimental and avant-garde film, new media, narrative film, digital humanities, or emerging visual technologies.  In keeping with CCA’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable scholarly environment and curriculum. With an increasingly international student body, candidates should have a proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, working with diverse groups, and fostering an understanding of and respect for diverse cultural practices.

Course load is 5 courses per academic year (typically 2/3); active participation in program assessment/development and committee service is required. Successful candidates will also have the interest in teaching specifically in an art and design school context and across academic divisions.

PROGRAM SUMMARY: 

CCA’s undergraduate program in Visual Studies offers students the academic strengths of a Humanities & Sciences curriculum within the studio environment of the college. Through its major/minor curriculum, as well as through general education requirements, the program trains students to contextualize, analyze, evaluate, and interpret imagery and objects of all kinds. Coursework covers the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, and the graphic arts as well as television, film, commercial and journalistic imagery, zines, video, the web, and other artifacts of popular culture. Candidates may also have the opportunity to teach in the Master’s program in Visual and Critical Studies as well as the undergraduate and graduate programs in Film.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree with expertise in film and/or media studies at the time of appointment
  • Evidence of professional activity, including publications in the history/theory of film
  • Proven track record of teaching and leading in a culturally-competent manner with a global perspective, preferably with experience working with diverse groups
  • Leadership potential, with strong communication skills and the flexibility to work across disciplines and to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a comprehensive benefits package.

JOB POSTING DATE: 10/2/2014

SCREENING BEGINS: 11/17/2014

APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall 2015

APPLY: Interested candidates should submit the following electronically in PDF format: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, names and contact information for three professional references, and one sample of written scholarship (not to exceed 35 pages). Please indicate in your letter of interest if you will be attending the MLA Conference in Vancouver January 8 to 11, 2015 and/or the College Art Association Annual Conference in New York, February 11 to 14, 2015.

We recommend compressing your files into a .zip file format. Documents larger than 10MB should be submitted via download link. PDF files should be emailed to: employment@cca.edu

Deadline: December 8, 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/16 

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

  • Video Conference Interview Scheduled, 12/5/14 (x2)
  • Video Conference Interview Scheduled, 1/5/15   
  • Can you clarify: Were you part of the first round of video interviews in December? Or is this an additional round of video interviews of new candidates? I'm confused about why they're doing another virtual round instead of just inviting a short list to interview at CAA or do on-campus. Full disclosure: I interviewed in December and have yet to hear anything. Thanks.**
  • I interviewed in December too, and I'm also a bit confused by all of this. Was anyone given a timeline for the search, by any chance?

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/25

Rejection w/out interview: "The committee has decided to interview other candidates who more closely meet the needs of the college at this time. Please feel free to apply for other positions for which you feel you are qualified." 2/19 - received via email

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/11

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California State University, Monterey Bay (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cinematic ArtsEdit

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach cinematic/HD video production at all levels including lighting and cinematography
Non-teaching duties include curriculum development, community collaboration advising, university service, recruitment, fundraising and marketing
Expected to maintain an ongoing portfolio of peer reviewed creative work in the arts
Teach lower and upper division courses
Strong commitment to developing a modern curriculum
Typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)

MFA in filmmaking, media arts or equivalent field
Must be a media practitioner who has a record of achievement in the media arts and demonstrable teaching experience at the college level
Expected to maintain a professional reputation outside the University as a media maker
Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

QUALIFICATIONS (DESIRABLE): Experience in creating documentary films, post-production, background in cinema/media history and theory, and/or knowledge of sound design

JOB POSTING DATE: 9/4/2014

SCREENING BEGINS: 10/10/2014

APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall 2015

APPLY: All prospective applicants must apply on-line at All prospective applicants must apply on-line at https://mocha.csumb.edu/uhr/jobs/login_applicant.jsp

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

California State University, Monterey Bay (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Documentary and Cinema - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach cinematic production at all levels including documentary
Non-teaching duties include curriculum development, community collaboration advising, university service, recruitment, fundraising and marketing
Expected to maintain an ongoing portfolio of peer reviewed creative work in the arts
Teach lower and upper division courses
Strong commitment to developing a modern curriculum
Typical teaching load is 12 credits per semester

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)

MFA in filmmaking, media arts or equivalent field
Must be a media practitioner who has a record of achievement in the media arts and demonstrable teaching experience at the college level
Expected to maintain a professional reputation outside the University as a media maker
Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses
Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community

QUALIFICATIONS (DESIRABLE): experience in post-production, background in cinema/media history and theory, and/or knowledge of sound design

JOB POSTING DATE: 9/3/2014

SCREENING BEGINS: 10/10/2014

APPOINTMENT DATE: Fall 2015

APPLY: All prospective applicants must apply on-line at All prospective applicants must apply on-line at https://mocha.csumb.edu/uhr/jobs/login_applicant.jsp

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 02/25

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City College of New York, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Black Studies - CinemaEdit

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.

Job ID: 11434

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Black Studies Program and the Department of Media and Communication Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in Third World Cinema, with a specialization in African and African Diaspora cinemas, and secondary interests in film production, digital media, or digital humanities. The candidate must have ability to teach more broadly international film history and theory. Research or professional competence in a language other than English desirable. MFA, Ph.D., or comparable degree required.

The search continues the multi-year effort to develop Black Studies at CCNY into one of the premier programs in North America.The tenure home for the position is the Media and Communication Arts Department, with teaching split between that Department and Black Studies. The position begins August 26, 2015.

The City College of New York has a long-standing tradition of inclusive excellence. It is located in Harlem; in the last few years the College has strengthened its ties to the community. The successful candidates will contribute to the development of Black Studies to develop a first-rate scholarly, creative, and teaching program, including participation in a planned Center for Harlem Studies. The Black Studies Program embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that complements the multiethnic, multiracial array of students at the College.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications include excellent record of film production and study; commitment to teaching, creative work, and program service; support for interdisciplinary research and teaching; and commitment to working with a Black Studies Program that serves diverse constituencies.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (11434) or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include CV, one sample of scholarly or creative work, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted to http://filmstudies@ccny.cuny.edu. Additional materials may be requested.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled, with review of applications to begin November 1, 2014

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Clark University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor of Screen Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Screen Studies Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Screen Studies with expertise in the History of International Cinema, beginning Fall 2015. Candidates are expected to have a research focus on at least one non-English-language cinema, but must also be able to teach a survey of world cinema plus a range of general courses in film and media studies. We especially welcome applicants capable of teaching occasional specialized courses in video production, and/or incorporating digital production elements within traditional media studies courses. A Ph.D. is required. Clark is a private urban liberal arts-based research university committed to excellence in teaching as well as research, and ideal candidates will have demonstrated potential in both areas. Clark operates on a semester system, and the standard teaching expectation is four courses per academic year. Visual and Performing Arts [V&PA] is an interdisciplinary undergraduate department that also includes studio art, art history, music, and theater arts, so candidates are expected to explore innovative, cross-disciplinary subjects with other department faculty.

Screen Studies offers a major and a minor, and maintains a connection with Clark's program in Cultural Studies and Communication.

Complete applications (including all letters of reference) must be submitted by November 1, 2014. Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation, to: Prof. Hugh Manon, Chair, SCREEN SEARCH, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University, 950 Main Street., Worcester, MA, 01610. Electronic submissions in PDF format for both the application and the letters of reference are preferred to: <screensearch@clarku.edu.>

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype, 12/1/14 x4

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Did any of the candidates invited for the Skype intervew recieve rejection about not being invited to campus interview? 1/15. No (1/15)

Campus interview scheduled: Received campus visit invitation on 12/21/14. Visits to take place in late Jan/early Feb.

Rejection (after campus interview): 2/25

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/24

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Clarkson University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Film Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Clarkson University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Film Studies. We seek candidates with research interests in non-Western film and the ability to teach undergraduate courses in global cinema, as well as more general film studies courses. The successful candidate will combine film study with a field, period, or genre of non-Western literary study, including the ability to offer literature courses in that area. The ordinary teaching load is three courses (usually two preparations) per semester, including each fall two sections of a first-year, writing-intensive course, focused on a theme of the applicant’s choosing. There is ample opportunity for course development in electives. The successful candidate will have published scholarship and evidence of excellence in the classroom. PhD required by September 1st, 2015. Review of applications will begin December 3rd. To apply, visit https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...):  x2 (1/29) 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (2/18) - they are bringing 3 people to campus 

(2/26) - Would anyone be able to share for which week are the campus visits scheduled? 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Eastern Washington University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor, Film - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The College Arts, Letters & Education invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Theatre & Film to begin mid-September 2015.

Department of Theatre & Film prepares students for professional careers and graduate study. The Faculty have a strong commitment to students, collegiality, quality teaching and advising as well as consistent scholarly and artistic output.

Candidates should be prepared to teach 36 quarter credits (or equivalent) of courses in film criticism and history, including the Department's General Education course, as well as screenwriting, film production, and acting.

Candidates are also expected to be active scholars and/or film artists and to provide service to the Department, College, University and community. Teaching assignments may include evening classes.

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.

Screening of applications will begin 10/15/2014; applications will be accepted through 10/30/2014. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or Masters of Fine Arts.  Degree must be completed no later than the start date for the position (9/16/2015). Additionally, doctorate must be conferred from an accredited program.  Two years successful teaching experience at the college or university level.  A record of accomplishment consistent with University and College policy that supports an appointment as Assistant Professor.  Interest and/or experience in online learning.  Interest and/or experience in pursuit of grants.  Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Film. A significant record of research and publication. Professional credits as Screenwriter, Director, or other significant role in film.

Link to Apply: http://jobs-hr-ewu-edu.careerliaison.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51574

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 12/16 x2 (Skype)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/24

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 3/30

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Georgia Southern University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor Multimedia Film and Production - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for a full-time, tenured-track, Assistant Professor of Multimedia Film and Production. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department chair, the Assistant Professor of Multimedia Film and Production position requires teaching a variety of introductory and advanced video/film-style production including cinematography, lighting, digital editing, screenwriting, and film studies courses. The Assistant Professor will also engage in scholarship, producing competition-level film or video projects, and/or publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (MFA or doctorate) in film, broadcasting/multimedia communication, or closely related field, completed by August 1, 2015. College/university teaching experience. Expertise in two or more of the following areas: producing and management, visual editing, cinematography, screenwriting, sound design, documentary production. Evidence of research/creative scholarship. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and professional service. Excellent communication skills. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional film-style production experience. Ability to teach film studies. Ability to provide pre- and post-production film instruction to support student work.

Screening of applications begins October 6, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references; a portfolio or reel demonstrating areas of expertise (preferably providing an on-line link to this work). Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Dr. Melanie Stone, Search Chair, Search #67223 mstone@georgiasouthern.edu 912-478-0090, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro GA 30460

Link: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/25914

Deadline: Oct. 6 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Completed or in progress as of Nov 24. 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: Dec. 5 for the film production line. 

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Iowa State University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Film Studies (English Dept.) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The English Department at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Film Studies with specialization in American and/or British film within a global context. The applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization; surveys of American, British or World Literature; and introductory courses. Of particular interest will be candidates whose research engages such areas as technological innovation, science fiction, intermediality, public humanities, and/or environmental humanities. Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit http://www.iastatejobs.com Posting #400035 or http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/7753. Review of applications will begin November 4, 2014 and will continue until position is filled, or until May 31, 2015. Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 4

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): x3 [posted 12/3]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: x1 (12/20)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Feb. 27

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Minnesota State University, Mankato (MN) - TT Asst. Professor of Film Studies (English) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications. OPENING DATE: 11/20/14. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 22, 2014. POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*). DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 17, 2015

RESPONSIBILITIES: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks a specialist in Film Studies to teach a variety of introductory, upper-level, and graduate courses, including courses such as Film History and Film Production or Film Genres. In addition, candidates must be prepared to teach writing-intensive general education film courses. An ability to teach online and/or hybrid courses is desirable. Also required: continued scholarly and/or creative activity, undergraduate and graduate advising, and service on department or university committees. Standard university teaching load is 24 credits per year (standard English Department load is three 4-credit courses per semester).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Terminal degree in Film Studies (doctorate or MFA), English (doctorate), or closely related field, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015.
  • Evidence of preparation to teach Film History.
  • Relevant scholarly activity.
  • College-level teaching experience in film and writing.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach film production (video/digital).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach specialized film courses in areas such as film genres, international film, and film adaptation.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach online or hybrid courses at the college level.
  • Experience using classroom technology (e.g., course management systems).
  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
  • Record of successful workplace collaboration or other departmental, college, or university service.
  • Scholarly, research, or creative interests that will advance the mission and goals of the English department at Minnesota State University, Mankato (see http://english.mnsu.edu/mission.htm for departmental goals).
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The English Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato includes master's level programs in Creative Writing (MFA), Literature and English Studies, Technical Communication, and TESL, and undergraduate programs in the same fields plus Humanities and English Education. There are also undergraduate minors in linguistics and film studies. The English department is also responsible for the university's large composition program and offers general education courses in literature, film, popular culture, and humanities. For further information, visit the department website at: http://english.mnsu.edu. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mankato/default.cfm. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • Statement of philosophy of teaching and research goals
  • Writing sample
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference to the Search Committee Chair at the address below

Contact Information: Professor Nancy Drescher, Search Committee Chair, Department of English, 230 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001-8400. E-mail inquiries: nancy.drescher@mnsu.edu Phone: (507) 389-5504 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Fax: (507) 389-5362

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 22

Acknowledgment received: 12/18

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 1/20

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Offer made:

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Monash University, Melbourne - Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor, Film and Screen StudiesEdit

Monash University is currently seeking a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor in Film and Screen Studies. For more information please visit http://www.monash.edu.au/jobs/ and search by reference number 530265.

The Film and Screen Studies Section within the School of Media, Film and Journalism is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and dynamic Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor. You will join one of the largest and most highly regarded film studies programs in Australia. You will become part of a school committed to innovative teaching practices and the maintenance of a vibrant and internationally engaged research culture across the fields of media practice, media studies, cultural studies, film theory and criticism, as well as in several interdisciplinary fields.

As the successful candidate, you will undertake teaching and coordination in the section's undergraduate and honours program and will be encouraged to take innovative approaches to curriculum development and delivery. You will engage in original and innovative research and contribute significantly to the development of the Film and Screen Studies Section's capacity to initiate and participate in and secure funding for major research projects. In addition you will take a leadership role in the section's research and teaching and make a contribution to the culture and administration of the school.

To be successful, you will be an established scholar with a significant record of research in at least one area of Screen Studies, specialising in film studies, television studies, digital audiovisual culture or another area of current research strength in the section. Your research profile will enhance the section's and the school's ability to attract and supervise excellent graduate research students. In addition, you will be required to demonstrate experience in the teaching and coordination of undergraduate and honours programs and the demonstrated capacity to supervise research projects at Honours, MA, and PhD level.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Closing date: Sunday 1 February 2015, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Daylight Time

Location: Caulfield Campus Employment Type: Full time, continuing

Remuneration: $123,787 - $142,735 pa Level C /
$149,054 - $164,205 pa Level D
(includes 17% employer superannuation)

Deadline:

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Muhlenberg College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Film Studies (Production)Edit

FILM STUDIES – Tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Production. Our curriculum emphasizes the deep integration of theory and practice in a liberal arts environment. We seek a general production professor with technical experience and expertise in all aspects of the production process, capable of teaching courses from screenwriting to editing in a wide variety of styles. Candidates should also be capable of teaching one or two film studies courses at the general education level, and have a compelling body of artistic work. Film studies is a fast-growing and dynamic program with nearly 50 majors and minors taught by six current professors. Our students create original, sophisticated work using up-to-date equipment and studios, and recent graduates work in all aspects of film, television, and online production. Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in film, or conferral no later than July 1, 2015. The successful candidate must combine teaching excellence with a strong commitment to Muhlenberg's general education curriculum, including diversity and global engagement. Candidates appointed to this position will teach a 3/3 load, act as academic advisor to students, and participate in program development. To apply, candidates should email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, links to samples of artistic work, and contact information for three references as a single PDF file to Dr. Paul McEwan, Associate Professor and Director of Film Studies, at filmstudies@muhlenberg.edu. Application review begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

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New School (NY) - Assistant Professor - Film Theory and Digital Cinema Production - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City seeks a scholar/media producer with expertise in film history, theory, and criticism. The candidate must also be able to teach introductory courses in some aspect of digital cinema production. This tenure-track appointment will begin on July 1, 2015. We particularly seek applicants with several years of experience as a university teacher and administrator. The School of Media Studies is strongly committed to diversity in higher education and particularly invites applications from those individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our intellectual community through research, teaching, and service. The New School, a private university in New York Citys Greenwich Village, serves undergraduate and graduate students across a range of fields with a commitment to bringing practices in design and social research to studying issues of our time and challenging students to become engaged citizens dedicated to solving programs and contributing to the public good.

Defining the field of media studies for more than three decades, The School of Media Studies provides a broad curriculum that addresses important contemporary topics, such as the design of creative emergent media, the use of participatory media for social engagement, the study of transnational and urban media environments, the cultural implications of emergent media forms, and the evolution of media over time. The flexible program enables students to study full-time or part-time, onsite in New York, or online elsewhere. Courses are scheduled to accommodate working students. Our program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary breadth and a commitment to creating media in the service of a more just and humane world.

The School of Media Studies offers two graduate programs: an MA in Media Studies, and an MS in Media Management, and two new undergraduate programs submitted to the state for approval: a BA and BS in Media Studies. The School also delivers two graduate certificates in Media Management and Documentary Studies and two undergraduate certificates in Film Production and Screenwriting. Reflecting the dynamism of the field of media, new certificates and areas of focus are also in development. There are currently 500 students in the graduate programs and 60 students in the undergraduate programs. The student body is internationally and ethnically diverse: 35% are international students who come from 28 countries; 39% of the students identify as African-American; 36% identify as Latino or Hispanic.

The School of Media Studies has 21 full-time faculty members whose areas of expertise include documentary studies, digital design, sound studies, political communication, sociology of media, media archeology, robotics, DIY culture, feminism and technology, media arts, media theory, cultural theory and media history.

We offer a broad and flexible curriculum that combines theory and practice. Seminar courses focus on diverse critical, historical, analytic, and creative methods of investigation. Production courses focus on multiple media forms: cinematic, digital, immersive, sound, and mobile. This position will be filled by a candidate who can contribute courses in standard and traditional film theory, history and criticism, as well as some in some aspect of digital cinematic production: screenwriting, cinematography, lighting, sound production, editing, and/or post-production. The production courses are part of the film production certificate currently offered at the undergraduate level. A graduate-level film production certificate is planned to launch in 2015.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be open to working in a non-traditional media studies program that includes a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives and modes of creative practice. Candidates must be open to working with students—both at the graduate and undergraduate levels—who are non traditional, often returning to college after spending time in the workforce (average age of our undergraduates is 28).

The dossier of the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching as well as an outstanding record of creative and/or scholarly research activity. S/he will be expected to teach in the core areas of the undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise and curate student projects, and develop innovative production courses with the media studies curriculum that focus on cinematic production in the 21st century.

A Ph.D. and/or MFA is expected at time of appointment.

The New School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs including employment and promotion. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status.

In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.

Apply with us and discover the rewards and opportunities in working for a world-class, urban university.

Interested candidates must apply online at: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/11320

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Deadline: open until filled (posted 11/05/14)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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  • Any news after the skype interviews?

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Ohio State University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, History of Art: Specialist in the History and Criticism of Film - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the history and criticism of cinema with a research focus on avant-garde and/or experimental film. Applicants must be prepared to teach introductory film studies courses as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level lectures and seminars and to advise History of Art graduate students, including the supervision of PhD theses. Applicants will also be expected to contribute directly to curricula and programming in Ohio State’s interdisciplinary Film Studies Program and the soon-to-be-implemented Program in Moving Image Production.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate potential for sustained engagement in innovative research while teaching broadly on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least one publication and/or writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Andrew Shelton (Shelton.85@osu.edu). Review of applications begins December 1, 2014. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4451

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 2/23 (by mail)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Video Conference interview x 3 (1/20)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Has anyone heard anything after the video conferences? (Nope. Not a peep! Though it doesn't seem that many of the people who were interviewed--which I think is a total of 12--are posting on here.) 
  • I haven't heard anything either (2/6/15)
  • Surprised not to have even gotten a rejection notification yet. Has anyone heard anything at all? (2/24/15)

Oregon State University (OR) - TT Asst. Professor, Global Film Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor- Global Film Studies position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. As part of teaching, we seek a colleague with a commitment to intensive mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Service includes School, college, and University committees. A record of scholarship/creative activity and potential for distinction in the field are required for tenure.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film offers courses in critical studies in film and screenwriting. In baccalaureate core courses in film, students learn to recognize the genres, traditions, and forms of cinematic expression and the cultural contexts in which they have evolved. Building on new literacies and technologies, they learn skills of critical thinking, writing, and research. Advanced film courses contribute to the Literature and Culture area of the MA in English and to interdisciplinary MAIS programs in the College of Liberal Arts.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Film or Cinema Studies at the time of appointment.
  • Significant teaching experience, publication record, and demonstrated scholarly innovation and commitment to curricular development and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching and scholarly activities and demonstrated potential for research and scholarship in global (non-western) film that result in publication in refereed journals.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications:

  • Secondary areas of specialization that would be of interest include any of the following: digital culture and media (including fan culture) and/postcolonial film theory.
  • A commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, curricular development, and service in critical film studies.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

In order to receive full consideration for this position, your application must be received by January 23, 2015.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV.

2) A cover letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Transcript of graduate work or one-page listing of graduate courses. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 5MB or less. If over 5MB in size, submit to contact person listed below. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

For additional information, please contact Anita Helle at (541) 737-1634 or Anita.Helle@oregonstate.edu.

Link to Apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64879

Deadline: Jan. 23 [Deadline for recommendations extended to Feb. 16]

Acknowledgment received: Jan. 21 x2

Request for additional materials: mid-February x2 

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: POSITION FILLED 05/04

NOTES:

  • Do people mean an automated acknowledgement? (No) (x2 - email from the department administrator)
  • Anyone heard anything further? Writing sample requested mid-February
  • On campus interview are scheduled. [posted 3/13]

Queen's University (CAN)-- TT Assistant Professor - Cinema StudiesEdit

http://www.film.queensu.ca

Tenure-Track Position in Cinema Studies and Criticism in the Department of Film and Media

The Department of Film and Media, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Cinema Studies and Criticism, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2015, subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must possess a PhD. The main criterion for selection is demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Transnational expertise is particularly sought, with a research project that builds on a strategic research area at Queen’s, such as the environment, global engagement through international research collaborations, or Aboriginal studies.  Please see http://www.queensu.ca/vpr/strategic-research-plan. The candidate will also bring at least two years of teaching experience in areas of existing strengths in the Department, such as Hollywood, European, and Canadian Cinemas, as well as in courses in their research field. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The candidate will have the opportunity to supervise MA and PhD students from the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation for strong teaching and scholarship, with a 45-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, a state-of-the-art facility with teaching and learning environments including a production studio, film screening theatre, sound recording studio, and a digital lab. The Department of Film and Media has collaborations with Computing (with a program called Computing and the Creative Arts), Music, Drama (with the Stage and Screen program), and the BFA in Visual Arts, as well as the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. The Department is developing an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cultural Studies. For more information about the Department please see the website: http://www.film.queensu.ca/

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete

A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to filmhead@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to Susan Lord, Head, Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA K7L 3N6.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Linda Graham in the Department of Film and Media, at Linda.Graham@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a Collective Agreement between Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html

Deadline: The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.

Acknowledgment received:

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Ryerson University (CAN) - TT Asst. Prof. of Creative Industries (School of Creative Industries) - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Launched by the University’s Faculty of Communication & Design in the Fall of 2013, the School’s novel, interdisciplinary B.A. program studies the creative fields from the perspective of enterprise development and entrepreneurship by combining an innovative core curriculum with course modules in the Faculty’s nine professional schools and with a business specialization. During its first two admission cycles, the program has received more than 10 applications for every spot, with acceptance cut-off marks amongst the highest for any BA program in Canada. Interested candidates are referred to ryersoncreative.ca for full program information.

We are building a new cross-disciplinary field of study and research, and this is a unique opportunity for an enterprising academic to participate on the ground floor and be a key player in the program’s development. Applicants may be drawn from such diverse fields as film, media, business/ management, law, communication, creative industries, economic geography, sociology, marketing/PR/strategic communication, etc. All viable candidates, however, will embrace, with enthusiasm, the opportunity to work in a dynamic interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment.

Regardless of discipline, we are looking for applicants with dynamic, productive, critical and applied research programs grounded in the study of one or more creative industries including: music, fashion, journalism, advertising, digital & traditional media and others, who are interested in themes and trends that cross-cut the creative industries such as the social and political impacts of creative industries, globalization, entrepreneurship and investment, governance and regulation, work and labour, the impacts of technological change, etc. At the outset the successful applicant will develop and teach core and elective courses to be determined as the program unfolds. Faculty in Creative Industries have opportunities to teach and supervise in Ryerson’s various graduate programs, as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. is required for this position.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications should include Curriculum Vitae; the names and contact information of 3 referees; a brief sample of a recent publication; evidence of effective and passionate teaching (e.g. results of teaching surveys and/or teaching dossier); and a statement of 2-3 pages that describes how this career opportunity will address your teaching and research aspirations, being sure to discuss at least 2-3 specific “CRI” courses that you would be enthusiastic about developing and teaching (see http://creative.fcad.ryerson.ca/course-descriptions). Applications submitted online.

Deadline: Nov. 17, 2014

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Nicely worded rejection 12/18

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Nov. 24, 2014 (Skype scheduled)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Salisbury University (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of English (Cinema Studies) - CANCELEDEdit

The Department of English at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of English. Area of Specialization: Cinema Studies

Primary Job Duties: Responsibilities will include teaching three four-credit courses per semester in introductory and advanced cinema studies courses as well as introductory course in literature and film; helping build the English major concentration in film, as well as a growing film minor, through the design and implementation of new courses, as well as other aspects of curriculum development; and participating in the activities and service of the department and the university. Primary service role to be a part of the editorial team for Literature/Film Quarterly, a long-standing peer reviewed international journal devoted to the study of adaptation. Candidates are expected to use effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cinema Studies or related field. Record of successful teaching and evidence of clear research objectives within cinema studies. Open to all areas of cinema studies expertise including, but not limited to, global cinemas, industrial histories of the medium and/or diverse audiences, documentary, digital humanities, and/or any other areas of specialization that would complement the current film program at SU.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of application that should outline education history, teaching experience, and interest (including possible secondary areas of specialization), publication record, scholarly research activities and interests; Candidates should indicate in their letter of application for which position they are applying. 2) Curriculum Vitae. Additionally, please have three (3) blind letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references or by an Online Credential Service Provider sent directly to englishsearch@salisbury.edu.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dave Johnson at dtjohnson@salisbury.edu. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via Email.

Applications submitted by November 4, 2014 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be held via Skype. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verifications of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2015.

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s magazine. SU has 380 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,200.

Job Announcement

Deadline: Nov. 4

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): x2 (12/6)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: X1 (1/6/14)

NOTES:

  • SU has imposed a hiring freeze which sounds like it will impact this position: http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/su-imposes-hiring-freeze-face-state-budget-shortfall
  • I wonder if the Towson job (also a part of the Maryland state system) will be similarly impacted?
  • While SU has implemented a freeze, as of now (12-1-2014) the position is still a go.
  • Just got a notice that the search was cancelled. (2/23/15) (x2)
  • I wasn't a finalist, but got the email that the search was cancelled. Did they actually go through with campus visits and then cancel it? If so, incredible!

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Film Studies (Dept. of English) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film studies. The successful candidate will also teach courses in literature (field open). Additional expertise in screenwriting, film production, media studies, and/or modern drama is desirable. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore's First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Ph.D. required at time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2014. All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55860

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/15

Request for additional materials: 10/31 (x9)

Update to review timeline:

  • received email notice that MLA interview list will be announced 12/12 (11/21)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 12/9 (choice of MLA or Skype) (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 1/15/15 (x2)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Friend posted on FB that they took the offer (2/10)

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Southern Methodist University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Film & Media ArtsEdit

Position Number 006028

The Division of Film & Media Arts is seeking a tenure-track candidate to join a creative and productive faculty and student body located in one of the leading media markets in the nation. We are looking for a top-notch production colleague who will take an active role in expanding and strengthening a growing department. The ideal candidate is one who will reach a new generation of storytellers in a convergent media landscape and has the skills that would lead to success in our classrooms. Teaching will cover introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses in film and media production, as well as specialized courses in the candidate's particular area(s) of expertise.

Minimum qualifications: MFA or equivalent is required, along with previous teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in production techniques, particularly in television and/or new media production. Other potential areas can include editing, animation, directing and screenwriting, special effects, production design, and programming. The tenure-track position is funded with a start date in August 2015.

Application: Please submit the following: vita, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future creative production interests, along with a portfolio of completed work. We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size preferably in .pdf format with any appropriate links to websites. All emailed materials may be sent to film@smu.edu and all mailed information directed to: Chair, Search Committee, SMU Division of Film & Media Arts, P.O. Box 750113, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0113.

To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 17, 2014. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

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Offer accepted:

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Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - 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 a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in the field of Documentary Film and Video Production. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2015. 

Situated in the Department of Art & 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.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement that details your approach to your creative work, a description of your teaching experience and philosophy, a CV, sample work as a Vimeo or other URL link, and name  of three referees to: apply.interfolio.com/25214.  No hard copy applications will be accepted.

The deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2014.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Guess that didn't work out last year, huh?

Stephen F. Austin State University (TX) - Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Theatre - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The School of Theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) invites applications for a faculty position to begin in August 2015.

PhD (preferred) or MFA is required along with demonstrated excellence in both college-level teaching and scholarly and/or artistic contributions to the field. Applicants should provide evidence of expertise in history of cinema, cultural aspects of contemporary cinema, and dramatic theory and criticism. Additional expertise in one or more aspects of theatre is desired.

Primary responsibilities include teaching (normal load is 12 credit hours per semester); scholarly or creative productivity; and full participation in the success of the school and the university through recruiting, advising and mentoring, committee membership, innovation, leadership and other service. Teaching load will include History of Cinema I and II, a new general-education service course in Film and Culture and a freshman-level course in Play Analysis and Dramatic Literature. Other teaching assignments are possible depending on additional areas of expertise.

This appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references. Please do not send letters of recommendation or other supporting materials; these will be required only of certain candidates later in the process. SFA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a commitment to excellence through diversity. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Nov. 30, 2014, but review of new submissions will continue until the position is filled. This is a security-sensitive position, and a criminal background check is required for the successful candidate.

SFA is a student-centered, comprehensive university enrolling approximately 13,000 students. It is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, approximately 150 miles north of Houston and 175 miles southeast of Dallas. The School of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and has 10 full-time faculty members, two professional staff members and an administrative assistant. It enrolls approximately 175 theatre majors and offers the BA degree (with or without teacher certification) in theatre and the BFA degree with concentrations in acting & directing, technical theatre & design and stage management. The School of Theatre also participates in a multi-disciplinary minor in film studies.

Chronicle

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Phone Interview Scheduled, 1/14/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Syracuse University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Film Studies (Dept. of English) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Syracuse University is searching for an assistant professor with a research specialization in U.S. film history.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, Film Studies or related field.

Job Specific Qualifications: Promising research portfolio. Demonstrated teaching excellence.

Responsibilities: Pursue an active research agenda. Teach undergraduate courses in the Film and Screen Studies track within the English and Textual Studies major, including a large lecture course with multiple teaching assistants. Teach graduate courses in film and screen studies, as well as serve on dissertation committees within the field. Contribute service to the department, college and university.

Application Instructions: Applicants should upload a detailed cover letter, c.v., and a writing sample (preferably work that is published or accepted for publication; the sample should not exceed 30 pages in length).

The names and emails for three references are required. Please have accurate email for each reference available to enter at the time of application

Applications should be completed by November 1, 2014.

Link to Apply: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56338

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/21 x 6

Rejection (no interview): E-mail rejection received (12/15 X4)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 12/5 (Skype) x 3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/21 x 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 

Offer accepted: 3/9

NOTES:

  • Any post-Skype word? I imagine that they have invited candidates to campus, who, presumably, are no longer served by updating this page. But those of us waiting for confirmation would totally appreciate it!

Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

Texas Tech University Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies English, PO Box 43091 Lubbock TX 79409

http://www.english.ttu.edu

Texas Tech University’s English Department seeks an Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies. PhD or ABD in English, Cinema Studies, or related field required. Specializations may include media cultures, cinema history, and multicultural American cinemas as well as innovative approaches to adaptation and genre. Candidates with research and teaching interests in the department’s new Communication, Text, Culture (CTC) initiative as well as strategic emphases in LSJE (Literature, Social Justice & Environment) and Digital Humanities strongly desired.

Tenure-track. 2/2 teaching load during first two years, then 3/3 with opportunities for reduction to 3/2. Graduate and undergraduate courses; service on thesis and dissertation committees; and contributions to the Interdisciplinary Minor in Film & Media Studies. Interests in eLearning also desired. Service to the department, university, and community expected.

Publications or strong research potential required. It is expected that new faculty will be engaged in scholarship that attracts external funding in the forms of fellowships, grants, and similar support. We are especially interested in scholars whose research interests can draw upon resources and archives at Texas Tech and in the Southwest.

Candidates must apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ [Req# 2146BR], attaching letter of application, CV, and writing sample. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; screenings will begin on [15 November 2014]. Direct inquiries to bruce.clarke@ttu.edu.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples

https://apply.interfolio.com/27693

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Nov. 15 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview 1/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/23

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: yes (mid-March)

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one? Thanks (1/20)
  • - Nope, nothing since the request for additional materials. (1/20)

Towson University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor in Film and Media Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in the Electronic Media and Film Department beginning August 2015. 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or ABD (appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016) required. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in our undergraduate program with an emphasis on film and media history, theory and criticism. The first year teaching load is nine (9) contact hours per semester (three courses/semester). The teaching load will include advanced courses such as EMF 313: history of film, EMF 368 genre theory and criticism, EMF 475 film and media analysis, and EMF 463 topics in international cinema. Teaching introductory courses may also be required. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. A high-quality program of scholarship/creative activity is required. Service to the department, college and university. A willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives. Opportunity to develop new courses in film and/or television and/or new media studies a possibility. Provide excellence in teaching, excellent communication skills, inspiring mentorship to undergraduate students, and strong contributions to a collaborative working environment. 

The Department: The Department (http://towson.edu/emf) offers a major in electronic media and film with concentrations in film, video and digital media; radio/audio; and film and media studies. The department enrolls approximately 500 majors served by 12 full-time and 20 part-time faculties. 

Towson University: Towson University (http://www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. 

Application Process: Review of applications begins November 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of scholarship and teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript to: 

Kimberly Merriken

Administrative Assistant

Department of Electronic Media and Film

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001 

Application should be submitted via email to kmerriken@towson.edu. Be sure to indicate the position number in subject line of your email.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: COFAC-N-2811

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): x2 (12/10)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Tried sending materials to the listed e-mail address today (11/1) only to have the e-mail bounce back--apparently the mailbox is full. Awesome : (
  • Any word yet? Most of the Nov 1 deadline schools have gotten back to candidates. I wonder if they are dealing with the same hiring freeze that Salisbury has allegedly instituted (they are both part of the MD state system) 
  • I spoke to a friend in a different dept. at Towson who is on a different hiring committee. Towson is under a freeze (apparently all Maryland state schools are) but some searches will go through and others won't. My friend's search is going forward but they have no guarantee as to whether or not they will actually get the funding to make an offer. I imagine most departments at Towson are in a similar situation.
  • Interesting! Thank you for passing along that info, very good to know. It's going to be quite a tough situation for the search committees and candidates--I hope the Dept. of Electronic Film/Media will let us know soon where they stand. 
  • So it looks like the search is NOT suspended, as wiki states people have been called for Skype interviews. 
  • Campus visits scheduled - I guess we'll see if these make it through the budget issues.
  • Campus visitee here - They told me that the budget allowed them to fill a vacancy, but not to hire for a "new" position.

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - New Media History and Theory (Department of Film and Media) - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Film & Media at U.C. Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in New Media theory and history (tenure track/tenured), with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Film/Cinema Studies or a related field must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Applicants for an assistant professor position need, at a minimum, to be in the process of writing a doctoral dissertation or the equivalent at the time of application; applicants for an associate or full professor position must hold a PhD or equivalent in Film/Cinema Studies or a related field at the time of application. Additional qualifications for all applicants include: broad competence in New Media studies, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record; the ability to teach courses in New Media theory/history and digital culture and media; and a strong understanding of the study of media in the Arts & Humanities. At the associate or full professor level, preference will be given to applicants with a distinguished record of research and publication; at the assistant professor level, preference will be given to applicants demonstrating clear evidence of scholarly potential. Research and teaching interest in critical race theory or gender is also preferred.

To apply please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00484. Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and writing sample of not more than 25 pp. As part of their application, applicants are asked to discuss their research and teaching interests, which may be done either in the cover letter or in the form of additional statements on research and teaching. Applicants should also submit names of and contact information for three referees; letters will be solicited for finalists. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2014. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee at film_search@berkeley.edu.

HERC

Deadline: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: My interfolio account was pinged for letters of rec. (10/29 x2).

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 11/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/25

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media within the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television announces a tenure-track position in Media Cultures and Theory at the assistant professor level within the (CMS) Program. Required qualifications include PhD and evidence of strong record in research and teaching.

We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated research and teaching interest in one or the more of the following areas or approaches: Aesthetics and hybrid methodologies, American Film History, archival-based research, Film and Media History, Film and Technology, intermediality, and theoretically informed research.

The department and the program are particularly interested in candidates whose research contributes to a more diverse understanding of media cultures and who make innovative use of the rich multi-cultural resources at UCLA and in the Los Angeles area. These resources include archives, museums, film programming, the entertainment industry, people attached to these institutions and practices, and the rich academic culture in Southern California.

In addition, we are interested in scholarly approaches that incorporate film programming, museum exhibitions, conferences, and interdisciplinary collaborations as research practices that build and participate in intellectual communities.

CMS is a program with signal strengths in: American film and media history and culture, including African American, Chicano/Latino, LGBT; production and industry studies; digital, television, and interactive media; feminist, transnational, and global media studies; moving image archive studies, media arts and archeology; specializations in Asian, South Asian, and European national and regional cinemas; and ethnographic, historiographic and other theoretical based approaches to media.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Deadline: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Applicants: Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00613

Please address your cover letter, scholarly writing sample, CV and names of references to Professor Kathleen McHugh – Chair of the Search Committee.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27805

MLA JIL 11/14/14

Deadline: Dec. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/17 x 4

Rejection (no interview): 2/18

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/29

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • My references got a request for letter submission 12/13. Are they asking for all applicants?
  • Can you tell that there was a request from something on the online application portal, or only because a reference informed you of it?
  • ​The latter: my reference received an email request for a rec letter.
  • Did you submit your application near the deadline or fairly early? Maybe they had been reviewing applications as they came in. Seems unlikely that they'd be done requesting references just a day after the deadline. 
  • Yes, I think they were reviewing applications as they came in.
  • The UC application system automatically sends out reference requests by email. (I have both applied to and been a reference for jobs at multiple UC campuses.) 
  • That may not be true of every position, as my references were not automatically contacted.
  • Received a mass email with a reminder that "the successful candidate must be appointed at the Assistant Professor level without tenure" (12/17). I take that this message is intended for applicants who are already tenured (and not as a change in the job description)?  (Yes, I think that's the case).
  • Are they asking request for additional materials from all applicants?
  • What was asked for?
  • E-copy of book (if you have one) or dissertation (complete or in progess); 2nd writing sample; 1-pg teaching statement; 1-pg diversity statement; 2 syllabi (1 grad, 1 undergrad).
  • Does anyone know if they conducted any preliminary interviews? Or did they move right from requesting additional materials to campus visits?

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Open Rank Faculty Position in Documentary ProductionEdit

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media within the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites applicants seeking a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Documentary Production. This open rank position is responsible for teaching a variety of courses in documentary preproduction, directing, and postproduction at the BA and MFA levels. Successful applicants emphasize social responsibility in their creative work/teaching and can lead students through a range of creative and practical approaches to making documentary films with consideration for the relationships between creativity, storytelling and production feasibility. The position involves teaching skill-specific and project-oriented courses as well as an understanding and ability to teach historical and contemporary approaches to documentary filmmaking. The successful candidate will teach courses in documentary filmmaking and will be expected to participate fully in university and department service.

Graduate degree in documentary filmmaking, considerable documentary directing experience and a minimum of three years of successful teaching at the college/university level required for consideration. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant festival, distribution and industry knowledge who actively create personal work. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in creating films with a focus on social impact and an understanding of diverse production environments and production conditions. A strong understanding of the grant and distribution process is also desirable. Documentary directing is the focus of the position; demonstrated professional and teaching capacity in related areas such as documentary cinematography and documentary postproduction is a plus. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Deadline: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Applicants: Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00620

Please address cover letter, CV and names of references to Professor Becky Smith – Chair of the Search Committee.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27806

MLA JIL 11/14/14

Deadline: Dec. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1x

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Associate or Full Professor in Digital MediaEdit

The Department of Film Television and Digital Media within the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television invites applicants seeking a tenured position at the associate or full professor level in the area of Digital Media. The candidate will work in collaboration within an interdisciplinary and diverse environment and should have experiences and skills that demonstrate a strong interest and focus on the intersection of story, performance and new technologies. Teaching responsibilities include both theory and production courses within the professional MFA programs and the Cinema & Media Studies MA and PhD programs.

We are particularly interested in candidates who explore innovative ways that digital media technologies and production practices can enhance, expand, and transform entertainment, visual storytelling, scholarship, and the arts of film and television in rich media cultural environments. Potential areas of research and practice include: gaming, interactive narrative, digital cinema studies, viral and social media, digital media cultures, ancillary media platforms, digital environments, and digital media and social change. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Required qualifications include PhD and evidence of strong record in research, teaching, and creative media production.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Deadline: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Applicants: Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00614

Please address your cover letter, scholarly writing sample, CV and names of references to Professor Denise Mann – Chair of the Search Committee.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27815

MLA JIL 11/14/14

Deadline: Dec. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, San Diego (CA) - Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor - Communication and Cultural Industries - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Department of Communication: communication.ucsd.edu

“Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor” level in Communication and Cultural Industries to begin Fall 2015.

We are looking for a faculty member well versed in the traditions of critical communication studies with a research focus on media theory and practices in local and global contexts. We are especially interested in candidates familiar with changing media ecologies and the ways that new communication and media technologies are transforming industry structures, work, practices of consumption and production, and cultural life. Research and teaching interests may include cinema and film studies, television studies, games studies, social media, transnational media, media access and/or literacy, or related areas. Historical and/or comparative perspectives as well as ethnographic work are encouraged, as are other empirical approaches that offer important theoretical insights for the field.

Deadline: Initial review date 1/30/2015 (Friday), and continue until the position is filled.

H-NET

LINK to APPLY

Deadline: Jan. 30

Acknowledgment received: 2/2

Request for additional materials: 2/6 x2 

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - Assistant Professor - Film/Media Practice and Theory - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a mediamaker/scholar whose production practice is informed by and engages with film and media history, theory, and criticism. This tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.

We are a department with a combined research agenda that includes multiple scholarly approaches to film and media and a flexible notion of what constitutes a media object of study.  We are open to a candidate whose creative projects are carried out in any one or more media forms and who would expand the department’s research and curricular strengths, international scope, and interdisciplinary interests.  

The dossier of the successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching as well as an outstanding record of creative and research activity.  S/he will be expected to teach in the core areas of our undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise and curate student projects, and develop innovative production courses integrated within a liberal arts curriculum emphasizing film and media theory, history, and criticism.

The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students. Our facilities include a sound stage, screening rooms, animation and digital media labs, and the state-of-the-art Pollock Theater housed within the Carsey-Wolf Center, which supports research, teaching, and public programming about all forms of media.

A PhD and/or MFA is expected by the time of appointment. Applicants with the MFA degree who are prepared to work in a research oriented Film and Media Studies department are encouraged to apply. The department is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00339, and must include 1) a letter of application outlining creative background as well as current and future research plans; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one sample of creative work and one of writing 4) at least three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed on or before October 7, 2014.

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 7 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview 11/21

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Media and Environment - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Media and the Environment. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.

We are a department with a broad research agenda that includes multiple scholarly approaches to film and media and a dynamic understanding of what constitutes objects of film and media study. With this appointment we intend to expand the department's research and curricular strengths, international scope, and interdisciplinary interests.

We are seeking a humanities scholar whose scholarship connects the historical and theoretical scope of our field to a broader spatial and environmental consciousness informed by science and technology studies. Our ideal candidate is a media researcher interested in the various ways that media and the environment influence, structure, and inhabit one another. Areas of specialization might include: environmentally-themed media; media ecologies; social movements and media advocacy; resource use and waste economies; green media; media-rich practices of scientific investigation; biopower and geopolitics.

The dossier of the successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching as well as an outstanding record of research activity. S/he will be expected to teach in the core areas of our undergraduate and graduate programs and develop innovative courses on media and the environment integrated within a liberal arts curriculum. A PhD is expected by the time of appointment. The department is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students. Our facilities include the state-of-the-art Pollock Theater housed within the Carsey-Wolf Center which supports research, teaching, and public programming about all forms of media, including the Environmental Media Initiative and its Blue Horizons and GreenScreen course clusters. Our university is also home to the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the pioneering Environmental Studies Program, and the English Department's Center for Literature and Environment among other concentrated areas of environmental research. An interdisciplinary doctoral emphasis in Environment and Society has just been approved on our campus.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00358, and must include 1) a letter of application outlining current and future research plans; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one writing sample; 4) at least three confidential letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received on or before October 31, 2014. For any questions, please contact Kathy Murray at kmurray@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu. Department website: http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 31 2014

Acknowledgment received:

  • Anyone? 12/23/14?

Request for additional materials:

  • Anyone? 12/23/14?

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 1/13 - Skype

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous/Native American/First Nations Film and Global Media ActivismEdit

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on Indigenous/Native American/First Nations film and global media activism. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the candidate’s substantive field; develop and teach courses in the research areas stated above in addition to introductory courses in Film and Media Studies; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.  

We encourage women and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Film and Media Studies has 11 core faculty members and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Qualifications:  

  1. A Ph.D. or MFA in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on Film and Media, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
  2. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research, teaching, and publications.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach Film and Media-related courses, as evidenced by application materials, educational background, and teaching philosophy.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2013BR or https://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs and search by keywords [Film and Media]. A complete online application includes the following materials:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, teaching philosophy, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) - Assistant / Associate Professor of Film StudiesEdit

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's College of Humanities seeks Assistant / Associate Professor for its Department of Communication and Media Studies beginning in August of 2015. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

The Communication and Media Studies Department in the College of Humanities offers 3 undergraduate degree programs which include Speech Communication, Mass Communication and Film Studies.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 18,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.

Specific Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Film, Mass Communication and related subjects. Full-time faculty members typically teach 12-14 hours per semester with three course preparations. In addition, this faculty member would be expected to administer a student film program producing at least one short film per academic year and work with journalism faculty in developing a broadcast journalism program.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Communication or related field or MFA in Film. Other Master's degrees in the teaching field will be considered. Tenure track requires terminal degree in hand. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Must be active, committed Christian.

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY: Please submit a completed UMHB faculty employment application along with cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to www.umhb.edu (Resources, Employment) or by mail to UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Film Theory and History - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for an, anticipated tenure-track, assistant or associate professor in film theory and history to begin August 2015, pending budgetary approval.

We seek candidates who can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our 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, classical and contemporary film theory (including its connections to philosophy, aesthetics, media studies, and genre studies), world film history, national/transnational cinemas, and the past and future of film studies as a discipline.

The University of Pittsburgh is a leader in film studies research. We have recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves faculty from departments such as Communication, East Asian, English, French and Italian, German, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic. Our new colleague will be a member of this interdisciplinary Film Studies Program as well as the Department of English, a large and dynamic department with faculty in composition/rhetoric, literature, and creative writing in addition to film studies.

PhD required by September 2015. Teaching load is normally 4 courses per year. Salaries competitive. Tenure is awarded for excellence in research, teaching and service.

To apply, please visit interfolio, and supply the following materials by October 31, 2014. 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 Vancouver 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.)

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

https://apply.interfolio.com/26318

MLA JIL 09/12/14

Deadline: Oct. 31

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/18 (writing sample, letters of rec, and teaching portfolio)

Rejection (no interview): x12 12/6

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  • Notice that they have gone straight to campus interviews. I was not invited to one, but they are "keeping [my] application open." (Sounds like a hedge against a failed search.) 12/10.
  • I kinda remember they ran a same search last year?  Did they find anyone or did the search just fail? 12/11
  • They hired 2 people last year in 2 separate searches; this year they're filling a line opening because of a retirement. 1/1.

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University of South Carolina (SC) - TT Assistant Professor in Television and Emerging Screen Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of English Language and Literature (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/) and the Film and Media Studies Program (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/film/) at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Television and Emerging Screen Studies. The successful candidate might specialize in television of the “network era” or in the transformation of production, programming, and distribution in the “broadband” era. She/he might, for example, study mainstream commercial forms, or uses of television and its successor technologies for community activism, video-art installations, gaming, and/or personal video productions. Contributions to digital humanities initiatives on campus are welcome, as are research agendas that engage the unique archival resources of the University’s Moving Image Research Collections (http://mirc.sc.edu). Regardless of specialization, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate Film and Media Studies curriculum as well as contribute to developing graduate curricula through courses in her/his research area.

TO APPLY: Please send a CV, letter of interest, brief writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/25875

For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than Oct. 20, 2014. Inquiries about the search may be directed to committee chair Mark Cooper, coopermg@sc.edu.

The Department of English Language and Literature features a strong and flexible undergraduate major and graduate degrees in literature, composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and speech communication. Its diverse faculty includes internationally-known scholars in English and American literature, African American studies, composition and rhetoric, history of authorship and publishing, literary theory, linguistics, communication studies, film and media studies, and creative writing.

The Film and Media Studies Program offers an innovative undergraduate major, fully integrating the study of film and related media in its required history, criticism, and theory courses. Its internationally-regarded faculty contribute to graduate training in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, the College of Computer Science and Engineering, and the School of Music.

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Deadline: October 20, 2014

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Request for additional materials: 11/17 (x 3)

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University of Sydney (AUS) - TT Assistant Professor Film StudiesEdit

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF LETTERS, ART AND MEDIA

DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY AND FILM STUDIES

REFERENCE NO. 1564/0714

  • Join a team of dynamic scholars committed to Film Studies as a central discipline in the humanities
  • Help develop new areas of research and teaching
  • Full-time, continuing, remuneration package: $110K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is a formal partner of the Sydney Film Festival.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is an intellectually lively school where pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as Art History, English and Linguistics with newer subdisciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as Film Studies, Media and Communication and Museum Studies.

Film Studies at the University of Sydney is an interdisciplinary program that draws on research and teaching strengths across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in a wide range of departments, including Art History and Film Studies, English, History, Italian, German, Media and Communications and Music.

The Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney, founded by the bequest of J. W. Power in 1967, is a leading centre for research and teaching in Art History and Film Studies. It offers a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including European, American, Asian and Australian art and cinema, and has specific expertise in global art histories.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:

  • teach curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Film Studies
  • provide leadership in curriculum development, including online and blended coursework delivery
  • contribute to the research strengths of the school, including publishing regularly in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets, and applying for research grants
  • supervise higher degree research students as well as honours and masters dissertation students
  • develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, across the academic field and with external stakeholders
  • contribute to academic administration.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • a PhD in the area of Film Studies/Film History
  • teaching experience at tertiary level in Film Studies
  • a demonstrated research track record in Film Studies
  • demonstrable knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas (documentary cinema, early/ silent cinema, world/global cinema)
  • evidence of capacity for efficiency and responsibility in general academic administrative tasks
  • the ability to work in a collegial and effective manner with colleagues within the department and beyond as well as with external partners.

Please see the Selection Criteria document for full details on the required knowledge, skills and experience (including the list of desirable criteria).

The University of Sydney offers flexible working hours, supportive staff networks and generous superannuation.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Remuneration package: $110,802 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Mark Ledbury by email to mark.ledbury@sydney.edu.au Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Moranne Baillie on + 61 2 8627 1212 or email moranne.baillie@sydney.edu.au

Referees: It is preferred that one referee listed in your online application form is a direct supervisor/manager from your recent employment. Academic staff are encouraged to give referees of international standing who can provide impartial evidence of the applicant’s academic work. Written references are not required at the time of application.

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Deadline: 30 September 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

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University of Texas at Dallas (TX) - TT Open Rank, Emerging Media and CommunicationEdit

The University of Texas at Dallas seeks applications for appointment in Fall 2015 to one or more tenure-track positions, rank dependent upon qualifications, in the Emerging Media and Communication Program. Appointees will teach, conduct research, and develop creative projects with UT Dallas colleagues in the programs of Art and Technology and Emerging Media and Communication. All aspects of and approaches to new media and communication are of interest: media, literary, and visual culture studies; the impact of the Internet on culture; the legal, economic, or technical dimensions of new media and emerging communication; global media and technology; and internal and external communications. Creative, scholarly, and hybrid approaches are welcome.

Review of applications begins March 16, 2015, with a desired starting date of August 1, 2015. MFA or PhD should be in hand by start date. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application. School hiring officials will receive notification when application materials are posted and are available for review.

To apply, applicants should submit (a) a writing sample or portfolio of work, (b) a current CV, (c) a cover letter indicating area of research and, if applicable, creative interests, (d) teaching evaluations, if available (e) two sample syllabi, if available, and (f) three letters of recommendation via the online application form, available at http://provost.utdallas.edu/facultyjobs/pad150213.

Deadline: March 16 (review begins)

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University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Cinema Studies (Department of English) - OFFER MADE Edit

The Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure- stream appointment in the area of Cinema Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter.

Candidates should have a PhD in Cinema Studies/English, or a related field with a focus on non-western cinema by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate would ideally be able to teach a variety of Cinema Studies courses, with a particular emphasis on non-western, postcolonial, transnational, and/or diasporic cinemas. Ability to teach in the areas of postcolonial literature and culture, literary and cultural theory, and/or non-western aesthetics would also be an asset. Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research, demonstrate the ability to develop an independently funded research program, and must exhibit proven excellence in teaching. UTSC is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The primary appointment is at UTSC with a graduate appointment in the Cinema Studies Institute (CSI) at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to do research; graduate teaching and supervision in the CSI graduate program; and undergraduate teaching on the Scarborough campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the following link: http://www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm (Job Number 1401869). Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one writing sample. If you have any questions about this position, please e-mail to cinema- engsearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online. The deadline for applications is November 10, 2014. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department Chair, Professor Christine Bolus-Reichert, via e-mail to cinema-engsearch@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date. Please note that preliminary interviews will take place via teleconference.

For more information about the UTSC Department of English, please visit our home page at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/engdept/ . More information about CSI can be found here: http://sites.utoronto.ca/cinema/.

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

https://apply.interfolio.com/26252

MLA JIL 09/12/14

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University of Utah (UT) - TT Assistant Professor - Film and Media Arts - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Department of Film & Media Arts at the University of Utah seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film and media culture, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Film/Media Studies or a related field must be in hand by August 15, 2015.

Applicants must have the ability to teach courses in film and digital media theory, history, and/or culture, and have a strong understanding of the study of media within the Arts. Additional areas of interest include, but are not limited to, internet presentation (e.g., web TV, streaming content), transmedia storytelling, gaming, production studies, transnational media cultures, and the study of race, class, and gender, and/or sexuality across media. Applicants who engage in production in addition to critical studies will be considered. International and interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. All applicants must demonstrate clear evidence of scholarly potential.

Responsibilities will also include helping design curriculum in film and media arts history that covers contemporary media making outside the classical cannon of film as well as traditional film history and creating new curriculum designed to help our students imagine the breadth of possibility in media art making in the post-digital age.

The Film and Media Arts Department at the University of Utah is one of six units within the College of Fine Arts. The majority of our undergraduate and graduate students combine critical, theoretical and analytical competencies with an emphasis in independent film and media production, video game design, screenwriting, animation, or critical studies. We support a variety of critical approaches to a broadly defined idea of contemporary film and media, and hope to hire someone who will help us expand our curriculum.

Applicants must submit CV, cover letter, graduate school transcripts and a writing sample to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/37219 by February 6, 2015. Please direct questions to Sterling Van Wagenen, svw747@utah.edu.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

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Vassar College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Film/Video Production and Screenwriting - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Posting Number: 1000768

Position Summary and Responsibilities: The Department of Film at Vassar College is seeking a professional educator with an MFA and several years of teaching experience for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Film/Digital Production and Screenwriting, beginning in Fall 2015.

Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.

Candidates should possess professional credits in film or television, as well as a solid background in film history. The ideal candidate would have a background in narrative (fiction) filmmaking, but those with documentary credits would also be considered. The candidate must also be able to teach introductory and advanced screenwriting courses and advise senior screenplay theses.

Department: Film Department

Position Type: Faculty

Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time

Qualifications: The department is searching for a candidate who understands the approach of a liberal arts college and possesses the curricular vision to keep us vibrant in a time of changing formats and production models. Hands-on expertise with professional HD video and 16mm film production equipment (including sound recording and mixing equipment) is required. Expert skill with professional video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Premiere) is also expected.

To apply, please upload the following materials to http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51635

a) A cover letter that is explicit about your teaching experience and production skills

b) A resume

c) Sample syllabi of filmmaking or screenwriting courses you have taught

Second round candidates will be asked to supply links to scripts and/or sample reels, as well as references.

Review of candidates will begin on September 2, and will proceed until the position is filled. If you have questions, contact: Sarah Kozloff, Chair, at sakozloff@vassar.edu

HERC

Deadline: Sept. 2 (review begins)

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Request for additional materials: Received request for letters of rec and portfolio on 10/7/14

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Wagner College (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Film and Film StudiesEdit

The Art and Art History Department of Wagner College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Film or Film Studies, to start in Spring of 2015. Required qualifications include an MFA in Film or Ph.D. in Film Studies, demonstrated excellence in teaching and strong potential for creative and/or scholarly productivity. Our hire will help to launch a new major in Film and Film Studies and will oversee a new Film and Media lab. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in documentary film making, but others specialties will be considered. Courses to be taught include Introduction to Film Making, Introduction to Film Production and Documentary Film Making, as well as upper level courses in areas of film making, theory or criticism dependent on area of specialty. Our hire will not only offer courses in the film major and minor, but will contribute to the general education goals of the college, including teaching in our innovative interdisciplinary courses within the Wagner plan learning communities and participating in civic engagement projects.

Located in Staten Island and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1800 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. The College has been widely recognized for its innovative curriculum, The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which integrates a core curriculum, required learning communities, experiential learning, diversity and civic education, as cited by Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the educational media and several higher education associations. Further information about the College can be found on the Wagner web site, http://www.wagner.edu

Applicants must submit: cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of creative and/or scholarly achievements in field, and list of courses taught. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Search Committee upon request. Send all materials to: Dr. Sarah Scott, Chair, Department of Art and Art History (sarah.scott@wagner.edu).

Deadline for submission is September 5, 2014.

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Deadline: Sept. 5 2014

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Wesleyan University (CT) - Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites application for an Assistant Professor position with a focus on film, television, and media history, beginning July 1, 2015. We seek a colleague with disciplinary interests in historical poetics, and we have particular interest in a candidate whose scholarship engages with genre, authorship, aesthetics, and narrative. Knowledge of studio-era cinema is important.

A successful candidate will join a distinguished undergraduate major with forty years of achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries. Our curriculum unifies media studies with production in a liberal arts setting, and emphasizes audience-centered artistic practice. Strong consideration will be given to the teaching record of the candidate, scholarship, and the willingness to participate in the further expansion of a burgeoning program. Tangible evidence of excellence in undergraduate pedagogy is especially important. Teaching load is two courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in hand by time of appointment.

Applications received by September 15, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Lea Carlson (lcarlson@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application. For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

LINK TO APPLY: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4470

Deadline: Sept. 15 (first consideration)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 10/31; 11/3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): 2/3 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 10/15

Rejection (after campus interview):

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Offer accepted: 12/14

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  • Just noticed people have been contacted :( Can anyone share what 'additional materials' were requested? They asked for so much initially.
  • Anyone heard anything since SCMS? (4/7)
  • Campus visits will be held in fall (4/8)
  • Q: Was anyone invited to campus in the fall? Or are finalists still TBD?
  • HigherEdJobs just posted a new call for applications that is essentially idential to last year's—including all the old dates/deadlines referencing the 2014–2015 season. The committee had indicated that campus visits would be held this fall from among last year's candidates, but it's looking like that will not be the case.
  • Thanks to the user who updated about campus visits being scheduled. The reposted call for applications is still up at HigherEdJobs, which makes all of this very confusing. Has anyone else who did an SCMS interview heard anything from the committee about the status of this search?
  • I heard from a friend that they finally hired someone for this position. Can anyone confirm? I had an SCMS interview but never heard anything after that.
  • Thanks to whomever confirmed that an offer was made and accepted. Given how drawn-out and disorganized this search was I fear for whomever they hired.

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of English, Scriptwriting (Film, Television, and/or Theatre) - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The English Department at Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applicants for a tenure-eligible position in Scriptwriting (Film, Television, and/or Theatre); secondary interest in fiction, literary nonfiction, or poetry is desirable.

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Required Qualifications: PhD or MFA in creative writing or screenwriting by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching and general education; record of significant creative production (evidence of scripts successfully produced or membership in the Writers Guild of America); and record of significant professional activities.

Responsibilities: Teaching upper level and graduate courses in the specialty, introductory creative writing courses, and general education courses, including composition; continued creative and scholarly productivity; service to the department and university; assistance developing proposed MFA program; development of opportunities for students through internships and other forms of professional networking.

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Telephone interviews will begin in January.

Candidates should submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27416 •    Letter of application (specify fields of expertise) •    Current Curriculum Vitae •    Teaching philosophy statement •    Evidence of teaching excellence •    15-20 page writing sample or complete short script •    Three recent letters of recommendation •    Unofficial copies of all graduate transcripts (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interviews)

Please submit all materials to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/27416 For assistance with the Interfolio application process, please visit http://help.interfolio.com.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Tom Hunley. Email: tom.hunley@wku.edu Telephone: (270) 745-3046

MLA JIL 11/07/14

Deadline: Dec. 8 (review begins)

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Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies to begin July 2015. The department emphasizes the theoretically informed analysis of film, television, video, new media, photography, sound technologies, and print in the context of modern and contemporary cultures. This scholar’s research should critically engage the technological and theoretical transformations of cinema and/or the media flows that are rapidly resituating all forms of media and social practices: from large scale co-productions to gaming, from consumer culture and imagined communities to geopolitics and war. We are interested in scholars challenging older conceptions of national culture, region, canon, and/or tradition. Possible research interests also include: the production and reception of one or more non-Western or Global South media and/or film practices, which could encompass texts, audiences and/or industries; the comparative/historical analysis of the relations between media and/or film formations and other cultural practices; and/or the history and theory of film in relation to new media in a global context.

The Fellow will offer one course each semester of the two-year appointment and will participate in an ongoing seminar, which he or she will help organize, at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. Applicants should have received their doctorate, from an institution other than Brown University, within the past five years. Applicants from outside North America are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract or book abstract, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015. Applicants are strongly advised to submit materials by that date in order to receive full consideration. To apply, post materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/27849

MLA JIL 11/21/14

Deadline: Jan. 30

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  • Has anyone been contacted about this? [3/2]
  • Any news at all? Would really appreciate anything! [3/22]

Colby College (ME) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies and English - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Colby College invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies and English beginning September 1, 2015. We seek an individual with evidence of advanced training in Cinema Studies (Ph.D. in hand by August 2015) and the ability to teach global cinema and/or film theory.

Desired areas of specialization include but are not limited to: poetry and film, Latin American, Asian or African cinemas, literary adaptation, new approaches to global cinema, intermediality, and/or the intersection between theory and practice. The position carries a five-course teaching load, which will include EN142/CI142:"Introduction to Cinema Studies," CI251/EN251: "History of International Cinema, I" (origins to 1945), CI321: "Topics in Film Theory," a first-year writing intensive course in Cinema Studies and one course based on the successful candidate's areas of specialization. The successful candidate will also participate in developing on-campus Cinema Studies programming.

Those interested should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness and a writing sample (25 pages or less) to: cinemastudiessearch2015@colby.edu.

The search committee will begin reading submissions on March 13, 2015 and continue until the search is completed. 

HigherEdJobs.com  - see also https://apply.interfolio.com/29054

Deadline: March 13 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled (4/3) x2

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Colgate University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor, Film and Media StudiesEdit

Colgate University’s Film and Media Studies Program seeks a scholar well versed in the history and theory of film and media, with a particular focus on transnational European cinema, for a one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning Fall 2015. Completion of Ph.D. in Film/Media Studies or a related field is expected prior to, or shortly after, date of hire. Teaching responsibilities will include the Introduction to Film and Media Studies, Documentary Film, and upper-level courses such as Post-War European Cinema. 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.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5099.  Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

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Deadline: Feb 15 (review begins)

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DePaul University (IL) - Instructor (1yr) - Documentary Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The College of Communication at DePaul University seeks applicants for a one-year, Instructor Position in Documentary Studies to begin in September 2015, contingent upon available budgetary resources. Ideal candidates will teach a range of documentary studies courses. Additional expertise in any of the following areas is preferred: New Media/Digital Media, Media Literacy, Cultural Studies, Studies in Non­Fiction Television, Media Convergence, or Youth Media/Teen Media. Experience in media production is a plus. The faculty member will teach courses in the College's undergraduate and graduate programs in Media and Cinema Studies. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse faculty. Terminal degree required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please follow the link below: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu

Review of applications will begin on Jan 04, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research. The College of Communication has 54 full-time faculty serving approximately 1,600 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students.

Deadline: Jan. 04

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview Scheduled 1/24 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/16 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 4/30

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Has anyone heard further news on this one? Thanks.

Emory University (GA) - Full-Time Lecturer, Digital Media ProductionEdit

Emory University's Department of Film and Media Studies invites applications for a lecture track position (at least an MFA or relevant terminal degree and/or extensive professional experience and expertise) to teach courses in digital media production.   Appointment begins in Fall 2015.  The teaching load is five courses annually.  Lecture-track faculty at Emory receive multi-year contracts with the possibility of renewal and promotion, and participate fully in departmental and university governance. For more information, see http://college.emory.edu/home/administration/policy/lecturer.html.

The ideal candidate would have at least five years of professional experience in film, television and/or new media production, and be able to demonstrate educational or instructional excellence.  In addition to expertise in visual media storytelling, we especially welcome candidates able to teach both existing basic digital video courses and design more advanced courses, which could include digital cinematography, editing and post-production, sound production and design, production courses in television, web series and other digital content, as well as courses in the candidate's area of scholarly research and/or professional expertise. While our emphasis is on fiction media production, we welcome candidates who also have experience in non-fiction and unscripted production.  The candidate is expected to forge connections with the thriving film industry in Atlanta, effectively mentor individual students pursuing production-related projects, assist in arranging and supervising a growing internship program, as well understanding the place of a production curriculum in a liberal arts context.   Candidates who add to our University's diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Film and Media Studies is part of Emory University, ranked #21 among the nation’s top universities by US News & World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook.  The Department offers a wide range of courses in film, television, and media history and criticism, as well as a growing number of courses in various aspects of media production.

Please send a letter of application (which details production and teaching experience and skills) and CV (which includes production credits and courses taught) to Maureen Downs, Administrative Program Assistant, Department of Film and Media Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 (mndowns@emory.edu).   The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

Deadline: November 1 (review begins)

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New School, Eugene Lang College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Screen StudiesEdit

Responsibilities: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School invites applications for a full-time, one-year replacement position as a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Screen Studies in academic year 2015-2016, to carry a five-course teaching load and a standard faculty assignment of student advising. We seek a person with extensive experience in filmmaking and/or digital production, who can teach in the Screen Studies major, offering classes in digital film production and screenwriting. Eugene Lang College promotes active learning through small, innovative seminar discussion classes as well as practice-based classes in web design, video, sound production, acting, etc. in order to build a liberal arts curriculum that ensures students develop both transferable skills, such as critical thinking and writing as well as practical skills suitable to a changing market place.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should demonstrate a familiarity with emerging means of digital production and distribution, a practiced understanding and appreciation of narrative, a background of working with actors, and familiarity with screen theory and film history. Previous teaching experience is required, an ability to liaise with media industries desirable. Candidates must have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education in the liberal arts.

Preferred Qualifications: MA or MFA required in appropriate field, a strong record of film production, and teaching experience essential.

Link to apply: https://careers.newschool.edu/postings/11755

Deadline: until filled

Acknowledgment received:

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  • --heard preference would be given to current or former part-time New School faculty
  • (Heard that preference will be given to existing New School part-time facilty)

New York University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

To apply, please visit http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52147 (posting number 00728)

The Department of Cinema Studies at New York University invites applications for a 3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in September 2015. We seek candidates specializing in the theory and history of digital moving image media. We welcome candidates with expertise in transnational film & media, and the history and political economy of film & media, and those who are attuned to questions of archiving and preservation.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the department and will have the opportunity to develop new courses on the digital moving image, as well as to add additional digital-related perspectives to existing courses. (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, sample syllabus, and the names and emails/phone numbers of three referees. To apply, please visit http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52147 (posting number 00728)

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

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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Ohio University (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Film StudiesEdit

Available: August 15, 2015

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job description: Film Studies scholar for a shared position in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and the Film Division (in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater) at Ohio University. The position requires a scholar who demonstrates a commitment to interdisciplinarity, and who can teach as a generalist as well. Preference will be given to scholars in international film, global cinema, gender and sexuality studies, or critical race studies. The candidate will be called upon to teach a range of graduate seminars in film history, film theory, and in areas of specialization; participate in team-teaching; and advise theses and dissertations. The Film Division offers a Film Minor to undergraduates, and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts engages in undergraduate general education. As such, there may be a component of undergraduate teaching to the position. The candidate is expected to be an active scholar in the field. The position is for one year, renewable up to three, appointed to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field; teaching experience at the college/university level; publication record. Candidates are expected to be broadly conversant in film history and theory and current methodologies in film studies. We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Ohio University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public university in the Northwest Territory. Enrollment on the Athens Campus is currently 17,375 undergraduates and 4,743 graduate students. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and the School of Dance, Film, and Theater are located in the College of Fine Arts. The School of Interdisciplinary Arts is a Ph.D. program that educates scholars and scholar/artists who are grounded in a single discipline and able to view that area through the lenses of the other arts and other disciplines. Areas of study include African arts and literatures, art and architectural history, ethnomusicology/musicology, film studies, performance studies, philosophy of art, and theater. The Film Division offers an M.F.A. in Film Production, an M.A. in Film Studies, and a Film Minor to undergraduates. Additional information on both departments is available at http://www.ohio.edu/interarts and http://ousof.com/

To view the posting details and apply on line, please use this link to Ohio University’s Employment web site: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/14375

Please be prepared to attach the following documents electronically: Curriculum vitae, cover letter, one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, one-page statement of your research interests, writing sample, unofficial transcripts, a list of 3 professional references with current contact information to provide letters of recommendation.

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

Dr. Andrea Frohne, Search Committee Chair School of Interdisciplinary Arts frohne@ohio.edu

or

Steven Ross, Artistic Director/Head Film Division rosss2@ohio.edu

Application Deadline: June 3, 2015. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled.

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Purchase College SUNY (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Cinema Studies and Philosophy - DEADLINE PASSEDEdit

The Cinema Studies and Philosophy Boards of Study at Purchase College, SUNY, seek to appoint a three-year, renewable Lecturer, to begin September, 2015. Teaching responsibilities include five courses a year plus supervision of six senior projects. A senior project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the Purchase curriculum. Four of the five courses will routinely serve Cinema Studies and/or Philosophy, and a fifth will routinely serve the needs of Purchase's General Education Program (e.g., a section of College Writing). Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. Because it houses a unique combination of Liberal Arts and Sciences majors and Arts Conservatory programs, our faculty and staff are committed to inspiring an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talent in all students, with an emphasis on writing of all kinds. Purchase is ranked among the Best 376 Colleges by Princeton Review.

Deadline: Dec. 1

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  • anybody heard anthing? (1/20/15)
  • nothing here (1/20/15)
  • Any news here? (3/5)

Queen Mary, University of London (UK) - Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Film Practice (fixed term: 01/07/15 - 30/06/17)Edit

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus at our Mile End home.

The School intends to appoint an experienced filmmaker / scholar whose production practice is informed by and engages with film history and film theory. The candidate will engage in scholarship and research, producing competition-level film or video projects, and / or publishing in appropriate forms (e.g. articles in peer-reviewed journals), as well as seeking to secure external funding. The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of production, direction, cinematography, sound design and editing; s/he will be expected to co-convene the first year UG module Production Skills, convene the cross-coded final year UG/MA module Film Practice and convene the MA Documentary Practice module Documentary Production Project. The candidate will also take on administrative duties, which will include conducting a review of film practice provision across our degree pathways, and convening the MA Film programme and the MA Film core course.

The post is full-time and fixed term (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2017). The successful candidate should be able to take up his or her appointment from 1 July 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be in the range of £51,785 - £57,882 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined contribution pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the School can be found at www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the post, and application information can be found at: www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/5489

Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement should be submitted by 18 March 2015

Interviews will be held on 31 March 2015.

Committed to valuing diversity and equality.

Deadline: March 18 2015

Acknowledgment received:

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Seattle University (WA) - Instructor in Film Studies (3 yr. Appt.) - POSITION WITHDRAWNEdit

Seattle University’s Film Studies Program, housed within the English Department, seeks to hire a three-year, non-tenure-track Instructor in Film Studies with a specialty in cinema studies, to begin September 2015. Responsibilities entail teaching seven courses, including upper division history, genre, and special topics courses and university core seminars on humanities topics and visual storytelling. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of successful teaching at the college level and a wide range of interests in film, including gender and diversity cinemas, documentary, and filmmaking. Inaugurated in 2009, the BA in Film Studies is a growing undergraduate program that approaches film art as a discipline and balances the critical study of film history and theory with opportunities for students to pursue both digital filmmaking instruction at several course levels and media-oriented internships. Applicants should consult http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/film for details about the program, curriculum, faculty, and students.

Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate in Film Studies.

Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and the contact information of three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Open until filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27431

MLA JIL 10/24/14

Deadline: Dec. 15

NOTES:

  • The online application says "position withdrawn" (2/9). Guess that means the search was called off. 
  • Interesting--I just checked my application and had the same "position withdrawn" notification (2/9) too bad this was such an ideal location!
  • I saw that too. (2/9) I didn't like it.

Skidmore College (NY) - Media and Film Studies Mellon Fellow - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Skidmore College invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral Mellon Fellowship to provide support for the newly established Media and Film Studies minor. The College is the recipient of a major grant from the Mellon Foundation in support of visual literacy of which the new minor is a major component. The interdisciplinary Media and Film Studies minor explores the function and structure of written, aural, and visual communication systems. Grounded in a strong liberal arts tradition, this innovative program offers core courses in media theory and practice as well as the opportunity for advanced course work and experiential field experiences.

The Fellow's principal responsibilities will be to support, work collaboratively with, and serve as a resource for faculty and students engaged in the minor. The Fellow will teach two courses in the first year of the fellowship and three to four in the second year, including the core course, Introduction to Media Studies MF220. Opportunities exist to develop new courses in the Fellow's areas of expertise. An expertise or interest in one or more of the following areas is especially important: film and media history and theory, the study of media from both psychological and societal perspectives, and the impact of media on politics, government, community, and consumer behavior. We especially seek candidates from under-represented groups, as well as individuals who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Successful candidates must provide a record of teaching excellence and potential for scholarly and creative productivity, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. PH.D. required at time of employment.

To ensure full consideration, candidates should enclose a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research statement. Applications due by October 30th at which time the review process will begin and continue until the position is filled. All applications will be acknowledged. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56024

MLA JIL 10/03/14

Deadline: Oct. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/20 x3

12/13 - Any word on this?

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1/22, Skype interview scheduled x2

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - Visiting Lecturer in Film StudiesEdit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a superior and innovative teacher for a non-renewable fixed-term lectureship in Film Studies for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will have a 2-3 teaching load and teach courses for the Global Cinema program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature (http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/), including introductory courses such as Film Analysis and content-based seminars. Remuneration will be $7,000 per course (totaling $35,000), plus benefits and health insurance.

The area of specialization is open, although a strong background in one or more of the following areas is desirable: American cinema; African cinema; east Asian cinema; Latin American cinema.

To be considered candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Candidates are also expected to present evidence of excellence in teaching at a college or university.

To apply, visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/76575 and upload: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; and 3) a 2-page statement of teaching philosophy.

At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (three are required). The recommenders candidates identify will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters. Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System for instructions. At least one of these letters should speak specifically to the candidate's qualifications as a teacher.

All materials, including letters of recommendation, must be uploaded into the applicant portal by 5:00 p.m. on June 4, 2015.

UNC Chapel Hill is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment and to ensuring that all employment-related decisions accord with the principles of equal opportunity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline: June 4

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See Also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

DemographicsEdit

ABD (early):

ABD (will finish this academic year): 10

Ph.D. in hand with limited-term appointment (Lecturer, Contract, post-doc): 10

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 2

Ph.D. employed outside academia: 2

Concerned grandmother: 1

Adjunct - non-tenure-track full-time position: 1

Assistant Professor (tenure-track): 3

Associate Professor (tenured):

Full Professor:1

Lurker: 1

Professor Emeritus / Emerita: 1

Search Committee Member:

Total: 17

DISCUSSIONEdit

01/05: Happy new year and happy job hunting! I'm at a loss - have only heard back from 1 top program, and the rest have rejected me. It goes to show how random the job market is. Anyone else have similar experiences? I'm trying not to get discouraged.

  • 1/6/15 - Do *not* get discouraged. The job market is very very random in some ways. Stay active. Be engaged. Present at conferences. Publish. Keep teaching courses well. I am having this experience this year. And it took me a long time to land a solid position, despite Ph.D. from a top program, great references from great people, publications, grants, stellar teaching evals and great experience. Blah blah blah. Just keep chugging along. And most of all, and often most challenging, do not take the random job market personally.
  • "Anyone else have similar experiences?" From what cave did you receive your phd?   

Is it just me, or are departments taking their sweet time to contact people this year?  It seems like by this stage in years past there have been far more interview requests.

  • My experience, being on the job market for a good number of years, was that people were contacted after Thanksgiving. But that's one response of many. And with skype interviews now playing a bigger role, hard to gauge. If you're on the market, try your best to distract yourself! And good luck!!

1-16-15: Can someone add this listing? http://www.wku.edu/employment/995938.pdf Thanks in advance. Last time I tried to add a listing I really messed up the page! 

  • Added above (1/16)

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