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Carleton College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor in LGTBQ Studies - Women's & Gender Studies and Cinema & Media StudiesEdit

The Women’s and Gender Studies program (WGST) and Cinema and Media Studies department (CAMS) at Carleton College invites applications for a joint tenure-track position in LGBTQ Studies, starting September 1, 2018. The teaching load is five courses over three ten-week terms—three courses in WGST and two courses in CAMS. We are particularly interested in applicants who will strengthen the departments’ commitments to students from underrepresented groups.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College web site at jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, and contact information for three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2017.  In your letter of application, please describe your preparation for teaching WGST 112 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies as well as additional courses in WGST and CAMS you would like to propose, and your experience advising undergraduate students developing advanced research or analysis papers and projects.

Link to Ad: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3202

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Indiana University Bloomington (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Media Theory, Culture, and TechnologyEdit

The Media School at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2018. Candidates for this position should have an established record of publication and teaching at the intersection of media theory, culture, and technology. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to screen studies, emergent media, sound studies, software studies, media history, and technology studies. Digital humanities approaches are welcome. The successful candidate can expect to be working in an innovative, newly-created Media School that brings together cinema and media studies, journalism, communication science, and media production, offering curricular tracks in these areas as well as game design, media management, and media technologies and cultures. The position’s duties include teaching, research, and service. The candidate should have a Ph. D. in Media Studies, Film Studies, or a closely related field or be ABD at the time of application. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 20, 2017; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials on-line at (http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4189 ). Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to: Dr. Stephanie DeBoer, The Media School, Indiana University, 940 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7108. See more at: http://mediaschool.indiana.edu/

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Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and ScreenEdit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and Screen faculty position in the Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Responsibilities: Kennesaw State University's English Department is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and Screen. The position requires teaching courses in playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for TV in the Undergraduate Program in English as well as the MA in Professional Writing program and carries a 3/3 teaching load. Thesis supervision is also required. The successful candidate should be well-versed in the television and film industry, with a strong network of connections within the industry nationally and/or in Georgia. Knowledge of playwriting and connections to its field, as well as teaching experience is ideal. The candidate must be ready to lead writing workshops focused on relevant writing skills.

Auxiliary responsibilities include consulting on course and program development, participating in extra-curricular presentations within the university, and contributing broadly to the vitality of the department and the university community through a variety of service activities. Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience: Terminal degree in TV, film, and/or playwriting, or its foreign equivalent; Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered; Professional experience in the TV and film industry.

The Department of English at Kennesaw State University offers a B.A. in English; a B.S. in English Education; minors in Film Studies, Professional Writing, and Language and Literary Studies; an M.A. in Professional Writing; and M.A., specialist, and doctoral degrees in Secondary English Education. The department is also home to the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project and the Georgia Writers Association. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4265

Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017

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San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - International and Independent CinemaEdit

The Television, Film, and New Media Program in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a film scholar who specializes in international and independent cinema to teach in the critical studies area. Primary duties will include teaching lower division film studies classes and some upper division and graduate courses in film and television history, genre studies, international cinema, and other related courses within the School's curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in film studies or related area in hand required. The candidate should have a minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level and be a published scholar in film and television studies. The candidate should be well versed in the history, theory, and practice of international and independent cinema. Knowledge of production in film and/or television is desirable. The successful candidate will also be qualified to teach the writing of film and television criticism and reviews.

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs: http://ttf.sdsu.edu.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: With more than 1500 faculty and over 33,000 students, San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Located in a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan center bordering Mexico and on the Pacific Rim, the University uses the social, cultural, scientific, and technical resources of this region to enrich its teaching and research programs. SDSU celebrated its centennial in 1997 and currently offers the Bachelor's degree in 78 areas, the Master's degree in 62 and the Doctorate in 14. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

THE COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND FINE ARTS: The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 11 diverse departments / schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social, and technical fields. The College highly values interdisciplinary studies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin September 4, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/43033

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Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Digital Filmmaking and New Media Technologies and PracticesEdit

The Communication Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University located in the Silicon Valley, seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in the digital filmmaking and new media technology area. We particularly value candidates whose creative projects/research and teaching address one or more of the following aspects of digital filmmaking: film/TV production, virtual reality, fictional narrative production and screenwriting. The new faculty member normally will teach six courses over three quarters, including introductory courses in digital filmmaking, advanced courses in her/his area of specialty, a senior capstone course, and at least one of the following areas of departmental need: global, intercultural, or gender studies.

Tenure-track faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.

Open Date: 06/29/2017

Close Date: 10/02/2017

Apply at: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6082

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Seattle University (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Film StudiesEdit

Seattle University’s Film Studies Program, housed within the English Department, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Studies beginning September 1, 2018.

Candidates will have the capacity to teach across the film studies curriculum, from introductory courses in film to more advanced topics in film history, aesthetics and theory. Additionally, candidates should offer an area of research expertise in one or more of the following areas: New media history and theory; national, transnational, diasporic or exilic film cultures, especially Asian, Latino, African or Indigenous; race/gender/sexuality/intersectional studies and visual culture; or the ability to contribute other new areas to our curriculum.

In keeping with Seattle U's mission of academic excellence and social justice, candidates should have a strong research and teaching record at the college level, and the ability to embed collaborative learning, community outreach and service into their teaching. The successful candidate will teach both general education courses in visual storytelling or visual culture as part of the CORE curriculum, as well as courses designed primarily for Film majors.

Responsibilities include teaching , contributing to current curricular revision and updating of the BA (as well as a possible MFA), developing program partnerships with Seattle film and community organizations, running student film festivals and other special events and helping with the program’s community outreach.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies or related field (by spring 2018); capacity to teach some film production advantageous.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/. To ensure full consideration all applicants must submit one pdf that bundles documents in this order: • curriculum vita • letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle University’s mission, values, and vision • teaching portfolio (teaching statement, 3 sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations) • statement of research • writing sample (no more than 20 pages) • names and contact information for three referees, with references to be submitted via portfolio or alternative at a later date Applications will close Oct. 15, 2017. Inquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Director Film Studies Program, thompski@seattleu.edu

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Seattle University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor in Film ProductionEdit

Position Description: Seattle University’s Film Studies Program, housed within the English Department, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film Production beginning September 1, 2018.

His/her creative and critical skills will be in film and new media production with particular strengths in new media storytelling, activism or social justice filmmaking. The ideal candidate might specialize in digital storytelling, documentary or experimental filmmaking, but must also have the capacity to teach across the film production curriculum, from introductory filmmaking to more advanced classes in editing, cinematography or sound design. The ability to teach innovative classes in VR/augmented/360 storytelling, video installation, screenwriting or different modes, such as animation, together with classes in the history or theory of film industries and/or technologies would be an advantage.

In keeping with Seattle U's mission of academic excellence and social justice, candidates will have a strong creative record and successful teaching at the college level, and demonstrate a capacity to embed collaborative learning, community outreach and service learning into their teaching. The successful candidate will teach both general education courses in visual storytelling or visual culture as part of the CORE curriculum, as well as courses designed primarily for Film majors.

Responsibilities include teaching, supervising production equipment purchasing and upgrades, contributing to current curricular revision and updating of the BA (as well as a possible MFA), developing program partnerships with Seattle film and community organizations, running student film festivals and other special events and helping with the program’s community outreach.

Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field (by Spring 2018) with primary expertise in film production; secondary expertise in Film Studies advantageous.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/. To ensure full consideration all applicants must submit one pdf that bundles documents in this order: • curriculum vita; • a letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle University’s mission, values, and vision; • statement of creative production/research(with digital links to creative samples); • a teaching portfolio (teaching statement, 3 sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations); • names and contact information for three referees, with references to be submitted via portfolio or alternative at a later date. Applications will close Sept 15. Inquiries about the position may be made to Dr. Kirsten Moana Thompson, Director Film Studies Program, thompski@seattleu.edu

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Towson University (MD) - TT Assistant Professor, Film and Media ProductionEdit

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College of Fine Arts and Communication COFAC-N-3107

Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic Media and Film beginning August 2018.

Qualifications: MFA/terminal degree in film and media production at the time of appointment, and demonstrated success as a classroom teacher. Must possess a strong record of producing his/her own media work, and have a demonstrated track record of achievement in film festivals and other distribution channels. The ideal candidate is experienced in small-crew narrative production; well-versed in helping students craft meaningful, ethical work that could engage with the greater Baltimore community; and will work to expand the department’s offerings in new, emerging, and interdisciplinary methods of visual storytelling and content delivery.

Responsibilities: The department seeks a dynamic media maker with the technical skills and all around production knowledge to provide professional expertise, teaching excellence, and inspiring mentorship to our undergraduate students. From diversity in the curriculum to providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, the Department of Electronic Media and Film is committed to providing its students with a vibrant and diverse educational experience. The typical teaching load includes teaching two sections of foundation courses in the film and video production curriculum, as well as one section of either cinematography, editing and advanced post-production techniques, or narrative filmmaking. Teaching these courses requires integrating technical and conceptual skills in hands-on media production and storytelling, using professional tools and techniques, as well as emerging mobile platforms, consumer gear, and internet-ready production methods.

Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units per academic year with the possibility of reassigned time for scholarship or additional service. Scholarship and service are also required. Creative scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to professional development in the candidate’s field of study. For service, the faculty member will participate in committees at the departmental, college, and/or university level, help with student advising, and build commitment engagement.

The Department: The department (http://www.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 400 majors and 100 minors served by 14 full-time and 20 part-time faculty.

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 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 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: The deadline for submission of all materials is October 13, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, an online link to a creative portfolio of 2 to 4 media projects for which the applicant served in a key creative capacity (i.e. director, cinematographer, producer), evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation (emailed), and an unofficial graduate transcript to:

Kimberly Merriken, Administration Assistant, Department of Electronic Media and Film, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001.

Applications should be submitted via email to kmerriken@towson.edu. Please indicate “Assistant Professor – Production Position” in subject line.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html 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-3107.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Disability Studies (incl. Film and/or Media Studies)Edit

The Department of Disability and Human Development is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in the academic year 2018-2019. The applicant should teach disability studies in the humanities with an interdisciplinary approach in one or more of these areas: cultural studies, gender and women’s studies, queer/crip studies, neurodiversity, race and ethnicity, mad studies, Deaf studies, intersectional analysis. Within these interdisciplinary approaches we are looking for someone who specializes in the study of literature, media, and/or film from the point of view of US or non-US context.

The applicant should have, in addition to experience teaching graduate students, extensive experience in teaching undergraduates. Furthermore, the applicant should have substantial experience in course development.

Interested applicants should submit a description of past research and future plans, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three professional references. For more information and fullest consideration please apply online by November 15, 2017 at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=80801

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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