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Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Emerging Media (Dept. of Film and Television)Edit

The Boston University College of Communication invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies with an appointment in the Department of Film & Television. This position addresses social scientific aspects of new media with expertise in empirical approaches to topics such as virtual reality, augmented reality, digital production and its implications for the FTV industry, digital games, new distribution channels (including mobiles and online streaming), and novel business models. Familiarity with statistics is expected sufficient to teach and guide interested MA and doctoral students. This position is unique in that the successful candidate will be able to teach classes for students working with social scientific theories and methodologies and also classes that will be of interest to those preparing for careers in the field of film and television studies and/or production. Therefore, candidates should be able to make their area(s) of expertise relatable to students of film, television, and emerging media. This position is pending budgetary approval.

The College of Communication is home to interdisciplinary research and applications. The Division of Emerging Media Studies interacts with the three departments within the College: Film & Television, Journalism, and Mass Communication/Advertising/Public Relations.

Teaching mainly in the cross-cutting Division of Emerging Media Studies, the candidate hired for this position will be appointed in the Department of Film & Television and will also be offering instruction in that unit. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mediated communication theory and research; supervising master’s theses and doctoral dissertations; and broadening the research profile of the Division of Emerging Media Studies and the Department of Film & Television.

Applicants should submit a CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter that includes a personal statement of research and teaching philosophy. Materials should be sent to by email to the attention of: Maureen A. Mahoney, Assistant Dean, Administration & Finance, College of Communication, Boston University, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, maclark@bu.edu

Formal review of applications will begin in September 5, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.

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California Institute of Technology (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Visual Culture (incl. Film)Edit

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Visual Culture at the assistant professor level. Exceptionally qualified applicants at the associate or full professor level may also be considered. Area of specialization is open but might include interdisciplinary work on the history of scientific and/or technological images, film, painting, photography, works on paper, sculpture, exhibition culture, architecture, design, or material culture. Successful applicants will likely have a research agenda that intersects with one or more of the humanities faculty’s interdisciplinary strengths in English, History, and History of Science and Philosophy while also benefitting significantly from area resources that include the Huntington Library and Art Collections. The person hired will help to develop a new teaching track in visual culture and participate in new visual culture programming on campus We seek highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in visual culture, visual studies, art history or related fields in the humanities and who are committed to a career in research and teaching. The term of an initial untenured appointment is four years. Interested candidates should apply electronically at: https://applications.caltech.edu/jobs/visualculture

Candidates unable to apply electronically may send a letter of application describing their current research, a teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, current CV, and a sample of original written work no more than 25 pages to: Chair, Visual Culture Search, HSS 101-40, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125.

Application deadline is November 15, 2018.

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Carleton University (ON) - TT Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Asian Cinema and Media CulturesEdit

Field of Specialization: Film Studies, Asian Cinema and Media Cultures. Academic Unit: Studies in Art and Culture. Category of Appointment:  Preliminary (Tenure-Track). Rank/Position Title:  Assistant Professor. Start Date:  July 1, 2019. Closing Date: Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Position: Carleton University’s Film Studies program, located in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019. This posting is directed towards specialists in Asian cinema and media cultures, with a preference for scholars of Japanese cinema. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses at all year levels, as well as MA-level seminars, and also to supervise graduate theses. Although Carleton Film Studies does not include a PhD program, students have the option of applying to do doctoral work on film-related subjects under the supervision of Film Studies faculty members, through Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.

About the Academic Unit: Carleton Film Studies offers three- and four-year undergraduate degrees and an MA program. Its faculty members have outstanding research expertise in various national and transnational cinemas, in film history, and in film theory. The program recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary, and is building on a long history of research and teaching success. See: www.Carleton.ca/filmstudies.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D., an active commitment to scholarship as reflected in publications, and a demonstrated level of excellence in teaching.

Application Instructions: Complete applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, sample publications, and a teaching dossier (a brief teaching statement and sample course outlines), and the names and contact information of three referees, should be sent electronically to Dr Brian Foss, Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture, at brian.foss@carleton.ca. Initial screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University: Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit http://www.carleton.ca/provost.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Job posting: https://carleton.ca/provost/2018/studies-in-art-and-culture-film-studies-assistant-professor/

Apply at: Send materials to electronically to Dr Brian Foss, Director, School for Studies in Art and Culture, at brian.foss@carleton.ca.

Deadline: Sept. 15. Extended to Oct. 15.

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Colgate University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Media and Culture - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Film and Media Studies program at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2019. We seek applications from scholars working at the intersection of media theory, culture, and technology. The candidate should be well versed in media history and theory as teaching responsibilities will include our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies in addition to introductory and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. As importantly, the position offers opportunities to collaborate with faculty and departments across the disciplines to develop courses that explore film and media. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing a diverse group of film, video, and media artists as well as media scholars to campus will be integral to the position, as will curating screenings and organizing special events. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Letter of application, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11471. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as their ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 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.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other category covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11471

Deadline: Sept. 15

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College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Media, Cultural and Digital Studies (spec. Transnational Film and Media)Edit

The College of Wooster invites applications for a new interdisciplinary tenure-track position in Global Media, Cultural, and Digital Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a candidate in global media and/or digital studies with particular expertise in transnational film and media production and consumption; candidates with a film and/or digital production background and a cultural studies approach are particularly encouraged to apply.

Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered), a well-defined research agenda with evidence of scholarly publication and media production; demonstrated teaching ability at the college level, particularly in interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogies and digital and new media; and a commitment to transnational perspectives and contexts and to inclusion and diversity. The position will offer possibilities for collaborating with faculty across departments to build an interdisciplinary major in film studies, new media and the digital humanities.

The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of strong teaching (including teaching philosophy) and research (including research statement); diversity statement; and three reference letters through Interfolio. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community.

If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Patrice Smith, Administrative Coordinator. Questions about the position should be directed to Ahmet Atay.

Completed applications should be submitted by November 15, 2018.

Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/56774

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Colorado College (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Global CinemaEdit

The Film and Media Studies program invites applications for a tenure-track position in Global Cinema at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching concerns cinema and media of South and/or East Asia, South America, Africa, and/or the Middle East. Candidates with a strong research emphasis in theoretical film/media studies (critical race studies, queer theory, phenomenology, affect studies, film-philosophy, etc.) are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Film/Media Studies, or related field, is required.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

In addition to teaching introductory and advanced courses in their fields of expertise, the successful candidate will teach core courses in the major, including Introduction to Film Studies, Film History & Theory, and other survey courses in critical media studies and/or film genres.

One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. The Block plan also provides opportunities for teaching off-campus; recent courses in Film and Media Studies have been offered in Los Angeles and New York, and the senior seminar for the major includes a trip to the Sundance Film Festival.

The college supports scholarly activity via a generous sabbatical program, travel to conferences, and internal grant opportunities.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices

Apply at: http://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3553

Deadline: November 26, 2018

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Concordia University (QC) - TT Assistant Professor of Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and MediaEdit

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Critical Sexuality Studies in Film and Media to begin August 1, 2019.

Position Description: Film Studies at Concordia University is an internationally renowned leader in scholarship and curriculum devoted to the study of sexuality, gender, and queer film and media. Having participated as a co-founder and co-leader of the Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality since its establishment in 1999, the program has drawn hundreds of students to Montreal over the past twenty years. Integral to Film Studies and its undergraduate and graduate programs are pioneering courses that address the role of cinema and media in sexuality and queer study. Notably, Concordia hosted the first undergraduate class in North America devoted to the study of HIV as a cultural and political phenomenon and actively maintains the Queer Media Database (www.mediaqueer.ca).

We are seeking candidates with expertise in LGBTQ+ approaches to film and media. Applicants must display an outstanding record of research and teaching across these areas, as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and the support of diverse communities. The ideal candidate will value intersectionality and integrate this into their research, teaching, and service.  

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach specialized courses on LGBTQ+ topics alongside more general Film Studies classes. Their courses will contribute to the new BA Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, housed in the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Other responsibilities include the supervision of MA and PhD theses, serving on graduate committees, in addition to performing suitable administrative duties. Over time, the selected candidate will actively embrace program stewardship and engage in committee work at the department and Faculty levels.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in Film, Media, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline(s), have substantial teaching experience at the university level, and demonstrate an active program of research exemplified by a record of publications across the relevant fields. We require a candidate with the ability to mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior experience of service and commitment to diversity and inclusivity will stand as a high priority. Although classes are taught in English, a foundation in French is deemed an asset.

About the Faculty and the School of Cinema: With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest art and design schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premiere sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative moment in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, live performance, historical research, methodological innovation, theoretical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication are equally valued. In addition to curricular experimentation, the formation of significant research centres and external partnerships in the Faculty of Fine Arts have enriched opportunities for faculty and students.

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema—Canada’s largest university-based centre for the study of film animation, film production and film studies—is highly regarded around the world. The School hosts programs in Film Studies, Film Production, and Film Animation. Among the degrees offered are a BFA in Film Studies, a BFA in Art History and Film Studies, MAs in Film Studies and Cinematic Arts, and a PhD in Film and Moving Image Studies that attracts a diverse and international student body.

How to Apply Applications should be submitted electronically to [[]]on or before November 15, 2018. Submissions must consist of a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and evaluations); one example of published scholarly work (a peer-reviewed article/chapter in the area of expertise relevant to this call); and the names and contact information of three referees. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. The department regrets that they cannot consider incomplete applications.

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Haidee Wasson, Professor and Chair, School of Cinema Hiring Committee
Email: [[]] Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 5236

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:

Concordia Human Resources-Jobs: http://www.concordia.ca/hr/jobs.html

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts/cinema.html

Simone de Beauvoir Institute: http://www.concordia.ca/artsci/sdbi.html

Faculty of Fine Arts: http://www.concordia.ca/finearts.html

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level will also be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; or

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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Eckerd College (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Film and Media StudiesEdit

Tenure-track position, to start in September 2019. M.F.A. or Ph.D. with specialization in digital film and media production required. Responsibilities for this position include teaching seven courses (3-1-3) per academic year, including introductory courses in digital film and media production and upper-level courses in short fiction, documentary, and new media production. The department seeks a creative storyteller with a record of achievement and an expectation of future creative work in this area. The ideal candidate will possess leadership potential to develop an integrated digital film, video, and new media production track within the Film Studies major and collaborate with students and faculty in Creative Writing, Visual Arts, and Interdisciplinary Arts. Interest and experience in teaching screenwriting is also desirable.

Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, samples of work, and contact information for three references, so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications must be complete by November 1, 2018. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Christina Petersen, peterscg@eckerd.edu.

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Fashion Institute of Technology (NY) - TT Full Time Faculty Position in Film and Media Studies - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The ideal candidate will be an innovative teacher and film scholar with a broad background in film and media studies, prepared to teach courses in early and recent film history, genre, international cinema, and a range of electives on topics such as sexuality in cinema, to African-American film culture, or a history of women's filmmaking. The candidate must demonstrate an ability to develop new curriculum, including additional media studies offerings, and to help set the direction of film and media studies at FIT going forward. The candidate must commit to working closely with colleagues in a program that combines filmmaking practice with academic film and media study, and to help coordinate the department's interdisciplinary collaborations across the college. The person hired will be expected to be a team player, eager to take a leadership role in helping the department realize its strategic planning goals.

Duties will include:

  • Teaching required courses in early and recent film history, an introductory theory course, and a range of elective offerings in genres, international cinema, directors, other media, and topics of special interest to the faculty and students.
  • Co-organizing events revolving around student screenings, invited speakers, and the FIT Film+Media Screening Series.
  • Working with the Study Abroad program and Career and Internship Center to develop opportunities for students.
  • Representing the department at Open Houses and Accepted Students Day.

Job Requirements:

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

Globalism

  • Instill in students a global perspective on film and an understanding of the power of film to effect change, enabling students to use images and narratives for social as well as artistic benefit, and to communicate across cultural and linguistic boundaries.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the global nature of film and media production, exhibition, as well as variations of the role of theatrical cinema and other visual media in different regions of the world.
  • Demonstrate an awareness if cultural differences in the classroom as a manifestation of globalism.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of cultural differences in media expression and in understanding works in film and media, as well as of the FIT classroom as a manifestation of globalism.
  • Demonstrate an ability to take advantage of the resources of New York City as a global media and independent cinema hub.

Instructional Design

  • Appreciate the balanced relationship of theory and practice, an essential quality in a hybrid academic/production program such as FIT's. Film and Media Studies faculty must embrace excellence in film production as a goal for students in the department.
  • Encourage the integration of theory and practice, whether in media criticism that takes into account production history or in thoughtful filmmaking.
  • Maintain currency and continually update curriculum to reflect innovations in the field.
  • Create synergies among departments across the college.
  • Solicit feedback from students, and from colleagues at FIT, and at other institutions as part of the ongoing assessment of the program's success.

Learning Enrichment

  • Lead students to integrate skills of writing and organization into their production process, and to bring to bear a broad experience of film and media history in creating technically polished work that is intelligent and reflects critical thinking, analysis, and skepticism as well as passion, commitment, and a sense of beauty.
  • Understand the importance of active engagement in the student-centered classroom.
  • Encourage engagement with the full range of film and media practices.
  • Emphasize innovation and critical thinking through an emphasis on planning, constructive criticism of work in progress, and sustained attention to a subject over time.
  • Inspire through enthusiasm for the subject and provide a model of teaching as leadership in a collective pursuit of knowledge.

Professionalism

  • Remain an active media scholar, current with developments in the field, and a member of national and international communities devoted to film and media study.
  • Demonstrate engagement with film and media programs, academic institutions, and the scholarly community across the country and globally.
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead collaborative work though team-building and an understanding of the collaborative nature of learning and professional achievement.
  • Demonstrate innovation in modeling successful participation in the field for students and in mentoring them in ways that will lead to their first steps in a successful professional career.

Technology

  • Demonstrate awareness of digital production technologies and industry developments that make film and media a rapidly evolving field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to address the wide range of learning styles typical of students in our program.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with technologies new and old for moving image production and exhibition, including cinematography, lighting, audio recording, and editing programs.
  • Demonstrate active interest, research, and innovation with respect to use of ever-evolving technologies in the field, including those of digital distribution across Internet platforms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the uses of social media as an effective tool for learning and community building.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Film and Media studies by the date of appointment (August 19, 2019) with a minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience . Evidence of scholarly engagement in the field.

Application Instruction: For consideration, please provide:

  • Letter of interest clearly indicating your qualifications for the position;
  • Professional resume/Curriculum Vitae;
  • A minimum of three professional references, including names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail contact information; and
  • Links or .pdfs providing examples of scholarly work.

Candidates whose applications are accepted, will be contacted by the search committee for preliminary telephone/Skype interviews, followed by campus interviews for those shortlisted.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2019. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by October 1, 2018. Please note that a background check mandated by the State of New York is required for appointment to this position.

Deadline: 1 Oct. 2018.

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Preliminary Interview Scheduled: Interview request received Oct. 24th

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Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of English/Film StudiesEdit

Kennesaw State University’s English Department is accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of English/Film Studies. The position will require teaching courses in film history, film theory, and world cinemas in the Undergraduate Program in English, as well as in the department’s Film Minor. A record of research or indication of publication potential is essential. The typical teaching load is 3/3.

Specifically, the successful candidate should be well-versed and able to teach courses in major world cinemas and international film movements; in cinematic innovations from the silent to the digital era; in star, genre, auteur, adaptation, and/or spectator studies; and in different schools of film theory and criticism.

Auxiliary responsibilities include consulting on course and program development, participating in academic presentations within and outside of the university, and contributing to the vitality of the department and the university community through a variety of service activities. Commitment to excellence in teaching, along with strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

PhD or foreign equivalent in Film, English, or related discipline
Graduate coursework in film studies
Experience teaching Film History and Theory at the collegiate level

Application Deadline Date: 09/30/2018

Questions About Position Opening: Larrie Dudenhoeffer Committee Chair, Department of English ldudenho@kennesaw.edu 470 578 6934 Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a letter of application, their current curriculum vitae, a statement of their teaching philosophy, their unofficial graduate transcripts, three reference letters, and a writing sample of no more than twenty pages.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/5212

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Television and New Media StudiesEdit

The School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Television and New Media studies, beginning Fall 2019. We are searching for a scholar with a demonstrated record of excellence in television studies, digital media, transnational and global media flows, or the production and consumption of modes of extended reality (AR, VR, MR) from a critical, cultural studies or digital humanities perspective to join LMU’s growing Film, Television, and Media Studies Department (FTVS).

Preference will be given to candidates already holding a Ph.D. at the time of application. A minimum of two years teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is required. The ideal candidate will contribute to FTVS’ curriculum by teaching our required introductory, survey-style courses on the history and theory of the television and new media industries, in addition to developing courses in their area of expertise.

LMU is committed to the teacher-scholar academic model. Teacher-scholars are expected to successfully combine excellence in teaching with matching scholarly output. Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation's 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 6,200 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.

LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2018. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references (only).

All applicants should apply online at the LMU Human Resources website: https://jobs.lmu.edu/

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Oakland University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of Cinema StudiesEdit

The Department of English at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, with expertise in studies of culture and identity as related to film/screen media. Primary specialization may include one or more of the following areas: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, disability, and indigenous studies. Secondary specialization is open.

The appointment, which includes a 3/2 teaching load, will begin August 15, 2019.

Cinema Studies at OU is an energetic and growing program offering a critical studies-focused B.A. in Cinema Studies with a filmmaking specialization. The program integrates theoretical and production-based approaches to film and media and is committed to community engagement and experiential learning, as well as the ongoing development of a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate should possess an active research agenda and the ability to teach multiple required courses within the Cinema Studies undergraduate curriculum, as well as elective courses within their area(s) of expertise, and an interest in contributing to a growing and highly active interdisciplinary Cinema Studies.  (Additional details about the Oakland University Cinema Studies program may be found at http://www.oakland.edu/english/academic-programs/cinemastudies/.)

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

To receive full consideration, application packets should be submitted no later than Friday, November 9, 2018. 
 (Review of applications will be begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.) 

Candidates should submit the following materials: 

  1. letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals, as well as the candidate’s potential contributions to the Oakland University Cinema Studies program

  2. curriculum vitae
  3. teaching portfolio (teaching statement, two sample syllabi that reflect the candidate’s strengths and potential fit for this position, and evidence of teaching effectiveness [e.g., sample of course evaluations])
 
  4. statement on diversity that describes the candidate's interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion (e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality)
  5. writing sample, maximum length of 30 pages
  6. graduate transcripts (unofficial)
  7. three confidential letters of reference (Note: referee contact information will be requested in the 'Professional Reference' section of the online application; referees will receive a link through which their letters may be submitted.)

Queries may be directed to Courtney Brannon Donoghue, Search Committee Chair, at donoghue@oakland.edu.

​​​​​Apply at: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/14745 

Deadline: November 9, 2018

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Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Visual Studies - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of English at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a tenure-track colleague at the Assistant Professor level to contribute to a new, interdisciplinary dual-title Ph.D. program in Visual Studies. We welcome applications from scholar-teachers working on a range of 21st-century forms of visual culture, including time-based media and other interactive narrative forms. The successful applicant will demonstrate an active research agenda and contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching with a normal load of two courses during both the fall and spring semesters. This position requires a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Interested candidates must apply online, and should include as attachments a current curriculum vita, a letter of application, and writing samples of one to three articles and/or book chapters. Application review will begin November 1, 2018, but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Christopher Reed, Director of the Visual Studies Dual-Title Ph.D. Program:(creed@psu.edu).

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1297309

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Deadline: November 1, 2018

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Pomona College - TT Asst. Professor Media Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor, Media Theory: The Media Studies Department at Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professors position in Media Theory, beginning July 1, 2019. Candidates must be able to contribute to the Department’s goal of providing a “unique emphasis on rigorous theoretical training” while offering classes in a specialty area. We seek applicants with theoretical expertise in one or more of the following areas: Film Studies; Critical Race Studies; Critical Political Economy; Medium Theory; Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Psychoanalytic Theory; Disability Studies; and/or Postcolonial Studies.

The Media Studies Department and Pomona College support equal access to higher education and value working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. Ph.D. Required.

Please submit the following application materials:

Letter of interest

CV 

Three letters of recommendation

Three brief statements on: 

a) teaching philosophy and experience

b) research program

c) demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body;

Transcripts 

Two writing samples 

Complete applications received by October 19 will receive full consideration. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11866. Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CA. It is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview 11/2

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Queen's University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor Media StudiesEdit

Dept. of Film and Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a tenure-track position in Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with a strong and active research program in critical media theory and/or digital media theory and at least two years of teaching experience. 

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, demonstrated potential for research funding and publication, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service. 

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs. While this is an open call position, we are especially interested in candidates with interests in areas including, but not limited to: social media; digital arts; television; gaming; theories of expanded media; media and cultural studies; and/or advertising and consumer culture. Candidates with expertise in these areas with a focus on gender studies, LGBTQ2S studies, and/or critical race studies are especially encouraged to apply. 

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the 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) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program). 

Candidates must have a PhD in hand, demonstrated excellence in an active research program, and at least two years teaching experience. The Department is interested in candidates with a very strong teaching and research profile. 

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 peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified 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 as to 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); 
The names and contact information for three (3) referees; 
A research dossier with three (3) writing samples; 
A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught; 
Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration. 

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Head of the Department of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca. The deadline for applications is December 14, 2018

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 Professor Gary Kibbins at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria. 

Deadline: Dec. 14, 2018

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Queen's University (CAN) - Associate Professor, Cinema StudiesEdit

Dept. of Film and Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a position in Cinema Studies at the rank of Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Film or a cognate discipline, and will be an outstanding scholar and teacher with an active research project in Cinema Studies and Theory, and at least six years teaching experience. The Department seeks scholars with strong teaching and research profiles.

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary and transnational links in their research program, a successful history of securing Tri-Council (or comparative) research funding, and demonstrated experience in academic administration. The successful candidate will also have a significant and international publication record, and a track record for collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate’s research profile should be strong enough to attract graduate students to the Graduate Program Film and Media, which will be launched in 2019. They must be willing to contribute to departmental and university service.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher at all levels of our undergraduate and graduate programs and have demonstrated experience in production-based assignments in film studies courses. The candidate will have significant research expertise and a publication history in at least two of the following areas: transnational environmental film and media; film and media para-materials (artists’/filmmakers’ written statements and associated discourse); film and public/counter-public spheres; the interface between the analog and the digital in experimental film and media. Experience in curating film and media programs is an asset.

The Department of Film and Media at Queen’s has an outstanding reputation of strong teaching and scholarship, with a 50-year history based in a commitment to the intersection of theory and practice. The Department is housed in the 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 the Computing and the Creative Arts program) and the Dan School of Music and Drama (with the Stage and Screen program).

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 peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified 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 as to 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);
The names and contact information for three (3) referees;
A research dossier with three (3) writing samples;
A teaching dossier with at least two outlines for courses previously taught;
Course evaluations, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration.

Please arrange to have applications sent by email only directly to: Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head at gk6@queensu.ca by October 19, 2018.

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 Professor Gary Kibbins, Department Head of Film and Media at gk6@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreementand at http://www.qufa.ca. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement, and appointments are subject to funding or enrolment criteria.

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018

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Rowan University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor, Film History, Cinema Studies and Media IndustriesEdit

College of Communication and Creative Arts. Radio, Television and Film Department

The Department of Radio, Television and Film welcomes applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, to join the department September 1, 2019.

The successful candidates primary research interest should be in the area of film history and media industries. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in film history, media industries and film/television studies.

This tenure-track position carries an expectation of successful scholarly research or creative activity and publication, with efforts to seek external funding. The candidate should have a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. In addition, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the department and university through service, including curriculum development and mentoring of students.

The Department of Radio Television and Film is one of six departments within the College of Communication and Creative Arts. The department believes in a liberal arts approach to the discipline of media studies through a focus on production, history, and the business of media.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required for this position. ABD candidates with dissertation nearing completion will be considered. The terminal Ph.D. degree is required at time of appointment.

Starting Date: September 1, 2019. Salary: Competitive.

Application Process: Interested candidates must apply through our online application system at http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/493233/assistant-professor-film-history-cinema-studies-and-media-industries

Applications must be received by October 26, 2018.

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Ryerson University (ON, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor - Film and Digital Media Screenwriting and ProductionEdit

The School of Image Arts (http://www.imagearts.ryerson.ca/) in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in film and digital media screenwriting and production. The appointment, effective July 1, 2019, is subject to final budgetary approval.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties and will teach a variety of writing and production courses in the undergraduate Film Studies program. It is also anticipated that the candidate will teach and supervise students in the Dramatic Writing (MFA) program.

We are seeking a candidate with significant professional expertise in writing for film and digital productions. Candidates will be expected to teach a range of core screenwriting and production courses, as well as electives related to writing for a variety of digital and new media platforms, such as narrative series, web series, interactive programming and/or VR/AR.

Candidates will be expected to participate in the university’s shared governance model (committee participation, departmental planning and programming), develop co-curricular activities, and remain connected to a network of professionals within the North American media industries that will benefit students intending to enter the field.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold at least a terminal Master’s degree (M.F.A. or the equivalent; Ph.D. will be considered an asset) along with a substantial professional record of creative activity in film and/or digital media production. Evidence of excellence in teaching at a post-secondary institution is a requirement. The School of Image Arts is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to experiential learning. Curriculum development experience will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of, or the potential for, high-quality teaching, the potential for a strong creative and/or research profile (e.g. the ability to maintain an independent, externally funded research and/or creative program). The successful candidate must have experience in creative script development in a range of media platforms, and a track record of critically acclaimed and successfully produced creative work.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research and creative activities. We are seeking a candidate with a capacity for collegial service, leadership and with a desire to help shape the future direction of the School.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process above). Candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting research and creative interests, a CV, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluations), sample scripts and a link to excerpts of produced work. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza, HR Advisor, atsumentha@ryerson.ca.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Please also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Cathy Gullo, Program Manager of the School of Image Arts (cgullo@ryerson.ca). Please note that names of further references may be requested at a later stage in the selection process. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick (bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca), Chair, School of Image Arts.

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application.

All applications received by January 15, 2019, will be guaranteed consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf

The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca  

RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Applications must be received by January 15, 2019.

Acknowledgment received:

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Ryerson University (ON, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor - Film and Digital Media Directing and Creative ProducingEdit

The School of Image Arts in the Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in film and digital media directing and creative producing. The appointment, effective July 1, 2019, is subject to final budgetary approval.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of directing and production-oriented courses in the undergraduate Film Studies program, in addition to teaching and supervision duties in the graduate Documentary Media (MFA) and/or Dramatic Writing (MFA) programs.

Candidates will be expected to participate in the university’s shared governance model (committee participation, departmental planning and programming), develop co-curricular activities, and remain connected to a network of professionals that will benefit students intending to enter the field.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree (MFA, or equivalent); a PhD would be considered an asset. The candidate must have substantial professional record of creative leadership in film and/or digital media production. Experience in teaching at a post-secondary institution would be considered an asset. The School of Image Arts is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to experiential learning. Curriculum development experience will be considered an asset. In addition, the following is expected of the successful candidate: 

  • evidence of, or the potential for, high-quality teaching, the potential for a strong creative and/or research profile (e.g. the ability to demonstrate and maintain an independent, externally funded research and/or creative program). 
  • demonstrate significant professional expertise in directing and producing for film, television and other digital media. 
  • demonstrated ability to teach a range of core film directing and production courses as well as courses related to the production of digital media. T
  • demonstrated ability to create and interpret scripted work for a range of media formats and platforms, and have a substantial record of creative production activities in the film industry. 
  • experience in leadership roles on feature films and be knowledgeable in all areas of production: script development, casting, working with actors, set management, budgets, and post-production. 
  • strong connections within the North American and international film industry that will benefit our students and raise our program’s profile.
  • demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research and creative activities. 
  • capacity for collegial service, leadership and with a desire to help shape the future direction of the School.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on Start Application Process above). Candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting research and creative interests, a CV, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluations), links to excerpts from at least three films you either developed and produced, or directed, and an indication of your role on each film.

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza, HR Advisor, at sumentha@ryerson.ca

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca.

Please also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Cathy Gullo, Program Manager of the School of Image Arts (cgullo@ryerson.ca). Please note that names of further references may be requested at a later stage in the selection process. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Dr. Blake Fitzpatrick (bfitzpatrick@ryerson.ca), Chair, School of Image Arts.

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application. 

All applications received by January 15, 2019, will be guaranteed consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: 

https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf

The RFA’s website can be found at: www.rfanet.ca  

RFA benefits can be found at: 

https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Applications must be received by January 15, 2019.

Acknowledgment received:

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Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor - Cinema StudiesEdit

The Cinema Studies Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, teaching in Cinema Studies, to begin September 1, 2019. The tenure home will be determined by area of specialization. Teaching load is 2-2, including undergraduate courses in the field and occasional graduate seminars for the Cinema Studies Graduate Certificate.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by May 2019 in Film Studies or a related field, with a specialization in US independent/Hollywood cinema.

Seeking candidates whose teaching and research address the diversity of cinematic output in the United States; a range of theoretical as well as historical approaches to the medium would be welcome. Significant experience teaching introductory film courses is required; experience teaching surveys or more advanced courses in American cinema is also desirable.

For more information on Rutgers’ Cinema Studies Program, which offers an undergraduate major and minor as well as a Graduate Certificate, please see: http://www.cinemastudies.rutgers.edu

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi, supervisor reviews, and student evaluations from recent courses taught); writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled or the search discontinued. You may direct any questions about the position to Nina Echeverria at nina.echeverria@rutgers.edu.

http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/76006

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/Art (incl. Film)Edit

DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN MULTICULTURAL STUDIES

(Tenure-Track) Assistant or Associate Professor Areas: Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/Art Starting Fall 2019

Refer to #104668 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

We seek qualified candidates whose work broadly focuses on Black/African American Studies and visual culture/art, with preference given to candidates with expertise in digital humanities and/or culture. Candidates may focus on the intersection of Black/African American history or culture with any of the following: music, dance, film, visual art, digital media. Areas of expertise relevant to Black/African American Studies and digital humanities/culture may include (but are not limited to): digital identities and representation, social media, digital literacy and ethics, gaming, digital methodologies.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach AMCS courses, maintain scholarly activities, advise AMCS students, and participate in department, school, and university-wide committees and other service activities. Applicants should expect to teach lower-division and upper-division AMCS courses to advanced majors as well as students meeting general education requirements. Applicants may also co-teach in year-long learning communities. 12-units per semester is the standard teaching load; however, this teaching load is reduced by two courses per academic year during the first two years of a tenure-track faculty member's probationary period.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a PhD in Black/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, Sociology, History, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies or other related field by the time of appointment.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary and service credit, and rank depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The salary for Assistant Professor is $75,212. The salary for Associate Professor is $84,600.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.

Please submit: Required

Application letter that includes; Research interests, Teaching Philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community.
Curriculum vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references to be contacted by the committee members

Additional Required Documents- Email this writing sample as a Word or PDF attachment to amcssearch@sonoma.edu

Article or chapter length writing sample

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Christina Baker: Christina.baker@sonoma.edu (707) 664-2928

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. #104668 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by October 7, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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Spelman College (GA) - Asst. Professor - Cinema StudiesEdit

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The Department of English invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies to begin August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching a 3-3 load in the general education core, the English major, and the film and visual culture minor. Active department and college-level service is expected.

Must have a Ph.D. in cinema studies or related fields with specialization in one or more of the following areas: black cinema and media studies, diasporic cinema and media studies, and/or gender, sexualities, and media studies. Prior teaching experience is also required.

Online App. Form: https://spelman.peopleadmin.com

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SUNY Oswego (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Environmental Film & LiteratureEdit

The Department of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in environmental film and literature.

Posting Date: August 29, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for further materials.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor, Environmental Film & Literature will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in environmental film and literature, as well as core courses in the Cinema and Screen Studies program, which includes 140 majors. Will teach courses that span environmental filmmaking, film and the environment, literature and the environment, as well as eco-criticism and theory. The Assistant Professor will also be expected to lead development of a minor program devoted to filmmaking in the service of conservation, sustainability and bio-diversity. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively in interdisciplinary ways both on campus and statewide; providing departmental and University service; advising majors; and continuing to produce a nationally competitive portfolio of sustained and distinctive creative and scholarly activity.

In addition, the Assistant Professor, Environmental Film & Literature will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: MFA/Ph.D. degree by time of appointment. A demonstrable film practice committed to the care and preservation of wildlife and wilderness that includes formal, ethical and political reflection on the practice of filmmaking itself. Must be dedicated to helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in a multicultural and global community.

Preferred Qualifications: A proactive colleague capable of working with scientists, humanists and activists in interdisciplinary and international contexts. Demonstrated deep commitment to mentoring students. A desire to collaborate with other faculty, and an entrepreneurial attitude for helping grow the program.

Additional Information: If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Bennet Schaber, Search Committee Chair, 315-312-2618 bennet.schaber@oswego.edu

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring.

APPLY at: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102066

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Texas Tech University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Film & Media Studies / Non-Western MediaEdit

The Department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film & Media Studies whose research and teaching emphasize global cinema & media studies. Preference will be given to candidates with research focus on non-Western traditions. Specializations may include television, digital media, sound studies, and game studies.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses on a 2/2 load (two courses per semester), some portion of which is expected to be taught online. Digital Humanities expertise is desirable. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is desirable.

We encourage candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech.

The candidate will provide service to the department, the college, and the university. Service duties include program-building as well as commitment to extra-curricular professional activities.

Ph.D. in relevant discipline is required.

Review of applications will begin October 15. Candidates must apply online at www.workattexastech.com, referencing requisition #14569BR and attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements. Dossiers will be solicited later from exceptionally qualified candidates.

TTU is designated as a Carnegie Tier One (Highest Research Activity) institution and recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech 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 TTU’s academic community. TTU welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Please see http://www.depts.ttu.edu/english/ for information about the Department of English and the Film & Media Studies program. Direct inquiries to allison.whitney@ttu.edu and scott.baugh@ttu.edu.

Applications will be accepted until November 1.

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University of British Columbia (BC) - TT Assistant Professor in Global Cinemas (Cinema & Media Studies)Edit

Start date: July 1 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cinema and Media Studies with a specialization in Global Cinemas to begin July 1, 2019.  Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice, which include BA, MA and PhD degrees in Film, and Cinema and Media Studies.

The department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in the cinemas of Asia, Latin America, Africa or other cinematic traditions and film cultures beyond North America and Europe.  We also welcome applicants with additional expertise in one of the following areas: media and technology, indigenous cinema, and transnational dynamics of film history, culture and industry formations.

Requirements for the position include a PhD plus evidence or promise of teaching effectiveness and student mentoring at the college or university level.  The successful candidate will contribute to a flourishing undergraduate BA in Film Studies and a Master of Arts program in Cinema and Media Studies, as well as a new PhD. program in Cinema and Media Studies which will begin in September 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and publication, participate fully in graduate supervision, and departmental service, which will include the creation of new curriculum.

Applications must include: a letter of application outlining scholarly background and philosophy; an example of their published research, a current curriculum vitae; a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and an ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (from various sources, e.g., teaching evaluations and/or course syllabi.)

Applications must be submitted online via this link: https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=156 (please follow the instructions provided on the application page off of our main website) In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded as soon as possible after your application is submitted via email to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca.

Applications and all supporting materials will begin to be reviewed on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Department of Theatre and Film maintains an international reputation for excellence with 19 full-time faculty members, numerous part-time faculty as well as guest artists and scholars.  Opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration are abundant with scholars and artists within the department and across the campus.  For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Media Studies (incl. Film)Edit

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in media studies. Expertise in media and critical race studies; media and globalization; media and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; and media and Indigenous studies would be particularly welcome.

The Department has recently renewed its curriculum, and courses that would be of particular interest to applicants for this position include Approaches to Media Studies; Comics and Graphic Media; History of the Book; Literature and Film; Television Studies; Approaches to Media History; Print Culture and Media Studies; Text and Image; and Literature and the Archive. Course development is ongoing.

The Department is one of the units supporting UBC’s Bachelor in Media Studies program. We are also connected with many inter- and multi-disciplinary groups across campus and beyond the university, and would welcome cross-cutting work, intersectional approaches, and ideas for innovative, collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach.

The Department is committed to equity and diversity. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion, broadly understood, and/or plans to make future contributions.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of imminent completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.

Applicants should apply through the UBC Faculty careers website http://facultycareers.ubc.ca/30787 by October 15, 2018 and they must be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application, a current CV containing full contact information, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews; complete teaching dossiers are not requested at this stage), the diversity statement described above, and an example of their published research. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to english.recruitment@ubc.ca.

Position start date: July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

MLA JIL 9/10/18

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University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Full Professor, Television and Media StudiesEdit

Television and Media Studies: The Cinema and Media Studies program in UCLA's Film, Television and Digital Media Department (FTVDM) invites applications for a full-time, tenured position in Television and Media Studies at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates should have a strong publication record in television studies that showcases a decisive intervention in the field, administrative experience, evidence of service, as well as experience supervising PhD dissertations, advising graduate students, and mentoring junior faculty. We seek a scholarly innovator whose expertise spans multiple historical, critical, or methodological approaches, and whose work has reframed or opened up the rapidly shifting field of Television and Media Studies. Expertise in two or more of the following areas is preferred: television history, audience and ethnographic studies, production studies, the social and cultural politics of television and media, television industries, aesthetics, cultural studies, political economy, genre, inter- or transmedia and global or transnational media.

The FTVDM Department focuses on intermedial frameworks that emphasize social justice and inclusivity and would particularly welcome a scholar who expands the department's research and teaching coverage of LGBTQ, race, ethnic, and/or disability studies approaches. Record of scholarly affiliation with related departments and area/ethnic studies research centers also a plus. Deadline for submission of application: November 1, 2018.

Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04040

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see the below link to read our vision statement: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/about/our-vision/.

Application information: Applicants must have a PhD in film studies, media studies, area studies, or a related discipline. Applicant must hold an academic appointment with tenure and be able to be appointed as a full professor at UCLA. The department is searching for applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and who are able to teach and advise broadly across the Cinema and Media Studies core and elective curriculum.

Please submit an electronic version of your CV, the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application, a statement of teaching goals and experience, a statement of contributions to diversity, one published article or book chapter (no more than 40 pages) and a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses your particular suitability for the position. Please address your materials to Professor Chon Noriega, Chair of the Search Committee.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

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University of California - Santa Barbara (CA) - Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature, Film, and Cultural StudiesEdit

The East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor who specializes in the interconnected fields of modern Chinese literature, film, and cultural studies. PhD preferred. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD in modern Chinese literature, film, cultural studies, or related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Candidate must have a PhD by time of appointment as Assistant Professor. Specialization in modern Chinese literature, film, cultural studies, or related field. Appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019.

As an interdisciplinary department made up of scholars of literature, anthropology, history, religious studies, and linguistics, we value innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. The ideal candidate would be a scholar who can both analyze the content of modern Chinese literature and film, and also examine how they are shaped by the evolving forms of media through which they are produced and disseminated. We also welcome applicants who set the production and reception of popular culture in the shifting social and historical contexts of modern China. We encourage applicants whose works address Sinophone cultural and artistic flows crisscrossing the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, North America, and beyond. The successful candidate will be able to teach graduate seminars in modern Chinese literature and film, while also offering broader undergraduate courses.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. For information on our department, please visit our website at http://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at http://apptrkr.com/1264613 Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 24, 2018. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Mayfair Yang: yangm@religion.ucsb.edu.

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University of Chicago (IL) - TT Open Rank Professor of Cinema and MediaEdit

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at The University of Chicago is seeking applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment of open rank expected to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates should have demonstrable research distinction, as well as evidence of excellence in teaching and, where relevant, institutional leadership. They should be qualified both to teach introductory and required courses in film theory and history and to direct doctoral theses. Applications are invited across a range of specializations in the history and theory of film and media. These include (but are not limited to) style and genre; questions of form, aesthetics, history, spectatorship, and the archive; race, gender, and sexuality; technology, new media, and media archeology; and national cinemas. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to situate their work within a theoretical and historical overview of the field.

Letters of application should be accompanied by a CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of article or chapter length, and sample syllabi (preferably for one graduate and one undergraduate course). Conferral of Ph.D. by June 30, 2019, is highly preferred, and Ph.D. degree must be conferred within one year of start date. All materials, except for the letters of recommendation, must be submitted online through the Academic Careers Website (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, requisition 03840).

Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the Academic Careers Website (preferred), Interfolio, or by email to tverleyen@uchicago.edu. Inquiries may be sent to Traci Verleyen (tverleyen@uchicago.edu) with the subject OPEN RANK SEARCH. The deadline for materials is November 15, 2018.

Posting Link: https://tinyurl.com/y7cjvswa

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University of Denver (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Film Production and Film Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in film/media production beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate will contribute to teaching in the university’s renowned film program where we prioritize advocacy and activism, and approach media/filmmaking through a critical lens which includes grounding in theory, history and criticism. The ideal candidate must be an active filmmaker who has made feature or short form films that have screened at noteworthy film festivals and/or have been distributed (broadcast/VOD/theatrical/DIY platforms).

Essential Functions: Teach undergraduate and graduate level core courses in media/film production. Also teach field production and editing, advanced editing, scriptwriting, and either narrative or documentary production. The normal teaching load is 5 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year, prior to receipt of tenure. After tenure, a full teaching load is 6 courses spread across 3 academic quarters in an academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Maintain an active creative agenda, teaching production courses and additional undergraduate and graduate classes in the department, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in departmental, division and university faculty governance through committee service and meeting participation. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Participate in national and/or international scholarly or creative networks and organizations.

Required Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in a related field with significant production experience by September 1, 2019. Active filmmaker who has made feature or short form films that have screened at noteworthy film festivals and/or have been distributed (broadcast/VOD/theatrical/DIY platforms).

Preferred Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in a related field with significant production experience at time of application. Ability to teach directing and writing for film and television, cinematography, sound (production and/or post-production), lighting, professional courses in film and film criticism. Ability to teach activist or social justice filmmaking. A creative agenda examining race or ethnicity, inequalities, and/or social change. Community engaged research and/or public scholarship. Application Deadline: For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 1, 2018.

Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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University of Kentucky (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - Film StudiesEdit

The Department of English at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky seeks an Assistant Professor of Film Studies with a focus on English-language film to start Fall 2019. This is a tenure-track position (9 month appointment) with a teaching load of 2-2. Candidates should have Ph.D. in film studies or in a related discipline with a film specialization by the time of appointment; a strong research profile; evidence of strong teaching; commitment to fostering an inclusive campus environment; willingness and competence to teach a wide range of film classes, from general courses for non-majors and Intro to film through graduate seminars. The department encourages applicants who can develop online courses.

Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/204175. Applicants must include the following: 1) a C.V., 2) a writing sample (20 pages), 3) a statement on research (upload under Specific Request 1), 4) a statement on teaching (upload under Specific Request 2), and 5) a statement on inclusivity (upload under Specific Request 3): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application deadline is November 25, 2018.

MLA JIL 10/26/18

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University of Maine at Farmington (ME) - TT Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, ScreenwritingEdit

The Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting, beginning Fall, 2019. The successful candidate will teach beginning and advanced Screenwriting, along with Digital Storytelling (as part of our program in Editing and Publishing), introductory multi-genre writing courses, occasional film courses, and one section of Senior Seminar (the creative writing capstone). Teaching load three-three, including one screenwriting course online every year to provide access to other campuses in the University of Maine System. In the cover letter, candidates should describe how they address under-represented voices in the classroom. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise undergraduates, participate in departmental service, mentor student writers, and join in sustaining our active, nationally-recognized BFA Program in Creative Writing. Our BFA program is affiliated with Alice James Books. Required: PhD or MFA, college teaching experience, evidence of excellence in teaching, and an active creative/research agenda.

Send letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio, and three letters of reference. Questions to Patricia O’Donnell, Chair, Search Committee, at podonnel@maine.edu. Application deadline: November 16, 2018.

Founded in 1864, UMF is an undergraduate public liberal arts college with an enrollment cap of 2000 students. It has consistently been rated one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, please visit www.umf.maine.edu. All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee training, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment. An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/56159

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University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Media StudiesEdit

The Department of Film, Television, and Media (FTVM, formerly known as the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures), invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in comparative approaches to global media studies. The university-year appointment will begin September 1, 2019.

We are interested in a humanities scholar who focuses on global media flows with an emphasis on television, new media platforms, forms of streaming distribution, and modes of production and consumption. Possible research/teaching interests also include history and theory of global television/media exchanges; transnational media industries and cultures; streaming and the creation of alternative media practices; the role of media in formulations of space, place, and geography; transnational media consumption and the reformulation of social, political, and cultural identities; fandom; and non-Western industries and media products. Scholars may approach these issues in any period in the history of television/media.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. by May 1, 2019 in media studies, or a closely related field, is required. The teaching load will be four courses per academic year (courses of all levels). The candidate should demonstrate a strong promise of scholarly excellence, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the ability to develop a global television/media curriculum across the creative production/conceptual studies divide.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence (such as teaching evaluations, etc.), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and two recent writing samples. All materials should be submitted in PDF form to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1137. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of support submitted to the same site.

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by Monday, September 24, 2018.

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Université de Montréal (QC) - TT Assistant Professor in Economics of Film and MediaEdit

Job description : The Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics of Film and Media.

Responsibilities : The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate students, oversee internships, engage in ongoing research and publication, and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies or another discipline related to the position.
  • Strong publication record in the economics of film and media.
  • Teaching experience at university level.
  • Expertise in the delivery of courses relating to the socio-economic dimensions of film and media including production, distribution and reception.
  • Adequate knowledge of the French language (written and spoken) or a strong commitment to achieving the proficiency level required*.

Information about the position: Posting number: FAS 09-18 /10
Deadline: November 9, 2018 inclusively.
Treatment: The Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.
Starting date: On or after August 1, 2019

Application

  • The application must include the following documents:
  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitæ
  • copies of recent publications and research
  • teaching evaluations at the university or college level (if available)
  • Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent to the chair of the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the following address:

Madame Suzanne Paquet, Chair
Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
Faculté des arts et des sciences — Université de Montréal
C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

The complete application should be sent preferably in electronic form to the following email: pascale.rouselle.1@umontreal.ca   For more information about the Department, please consult its Web site at: https://histart.umontreal.ca/accueil/


Language Policy: Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation. French is the language of instruction. To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French.

Confidentiality : The Université de Montréal application process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program : Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information. Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - TT Assistant Professor - English - 20th C. American Literature and Film Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an assistant professor in U.S. literature and film studies to begin in the fall semester of 2019. The candidate should have an active research agenda that demonstrates a scholarly trajectory in both U.S. literatures and film studies and experience teaching in both areas. Applicants possessing or expecting PhDs in English, Cinema and Media Studies or related fields no later than July 1 2019, are invited to apply. Desired secondary areas might include: U.S. ethnic cinemas, digital humanities, film theory, indigenous studies, queer theory, or regionalist literature. The faculty member who joins the department will contribute to the department’s longstanding strength in U.S. literature and growing new minor in Cinema and Media Studies and will have the opportunity to participate in the university’s Core Humanities and Gender, Race, and Identity programs.

The teaching load will include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty who teach and mentor graduate students and engage in scholarly research typically have a 2/2 load. The English Department supports interdisciplinary work and offers undergraduate degrees in literature, writing, and linguistics, as well as MA, MFA, and PhD degrees.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in U.S. News and World Report's top tier of “best national universities.” Our student enrollment of some 22,000 includes nearly 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a multicultural environment.

The university has a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art and music scene. Known for its proximity to the Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is close to Sacramento and San Francisco and has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications: An active and promising research agenda is expected, as are experience and promise as an excellent teacher. The PhD must be completed no later than July 1, 2019. Successful candidates must be able to teach courses and pursue a research agenda in both film studies and U.S. literature and must demonstrate an ability to support the university’s commitment to inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications: A track record of campus programming or community engagement is preferred, including experience developing curriculum and programming.

Contact Information for this Position: Search co-chair Katherine Fusco, kfusco@unr.edu; Michael Branch, mbranch@unr.edu Search coordinator Brenda Kishpaugh, bkishpaugh@unr.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Electronically submit a detailed letter of application that includes a statement on how you would contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service; CV; and three letters of recommendation via the university’s website at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--20c-American-Literature-and-Film-Studies_R0112406 . Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018. Applicants may be contacted later for additional materials.

EEO/AA: Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University of North Texas (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Media Industry Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Media Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Media Industry Studies in a tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2019. We are looking for a dynamic and innovative scholar who can enrich and expand our existing strengths in Media Industry Studies. We welcome applications from scholars with a broad range of specializations and methodological approaches. We are interested in recruiting candidates who demonstrate commitment to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity consistent with a Research I/Tier I university. 

Media Arts is composed of an engaged and growing group of accomplished faculty scholars and creative professionals, and is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. As one of the largest and most active programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Media Arts offers B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees. The department houses a PEG TV station and a 100,000-watt radio station. UNT is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which offers one of the fastest growing cultural and creative economies in the United States. 

  • Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will design and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Media Industry Studies and prepare students for a range of career paths related to the media industries, media management, the creative economy, and academia. In addition, the candidate will be required to develop a nationally recognized research program consistent with the standards of a Tier 1 Research institution; serve on department, college, and university committees; and mentor and direct master students and thesis committees. 

Required Qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D. in Media Studies, Communications, or a related discipline completed by the time of appointment
  2. Evidence of a program of sustained scholarship and an active research agenda
  3. Successful teaching experience at the university level
  4. Ability to work effectively with an ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse campus community
  • Preferred Qualification:
  1. Interest in developing and teaching master’s level online courses in Media Management and Leadership
  • Please send the following materials for initial review:
  1. Cover letter relating your experience and interests to the required qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be assured of full consideration, application materials are due by October 1st, 2018.

Link: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp 

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University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Fiction Filmmaking - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Fiction Filmmaking, to begin in fall 2019. We seek a fiction filmmaker whose work foregrounds marginalized identities/communities in the US context and who shares our commitment to inclusive pedagogies. Filmmakers that explore race/ethnicity in relation to other forms of socio-cultural-political difference—such as gender, sexuality, queerness, nationality, sovereignty, and/or ability—are particularly welcome to apply. Competitive applicants will have a vibrant portfolio and/or work(s) in progress as well as an inclusive teaching philosophy. We are especially interested in filmmakers who will enhance the department’s integration of scholarship and creative practice; build its strengths in understanding US media in relation to global cinema; and increase its developing curricular emphasis on social justice.

Required Application Materials Candidates are asked to submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae that includes a link to an online portfolio of creative work, two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach in this position, a one (1) page statement of teaching philosophy that addresses inclusive practices and your potential campus/community contributions, and three (3) references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Documents may be combined to be uploaded in available fields. Please note that the committee will begin reviewing materials as early as September 15.

Minimum Requirements: MFA or PhD in Production or related field in hand by time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching different aspects of filmmaking—including cinematography, sound, editing, screenwriting, and directing

About the University: The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds a distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

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University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

The English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in film history at the assistant professor rank. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines and are especially interested in candidates whose work positions itself in the broader and evolving field of Media Studies. Areas of specialization might include global/international/transnational cinema, early cinema, documentary, distribution/exhibition networks, disability studies, and/or race/gender/sexuality. PhD expected at the time of appointment. The normal teaching load in our department is two courses per semester. The position will involve active participation in Penna€™s interdisciplinary Cinema and Media Studies Program. Applicants should submit materials online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1443 and include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, the names of three references, and a writing sample (max. 7500 words). Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting their letters to the website. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of English is strongly committed to Penna€™s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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University of Puget Sound (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Critical Rhetoric and Film Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Puget Sound is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member who is a teacher-scholar dedicated to undergraduate education in Critical Rhetoric and Film Studies with demonstrated potential to complement and enhance existing faculty research and teaching.

This faculty member will contribute to our rhetorical/critical course curriculum. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in critical and rhetorical media studies with concentration(s) in: rhetoric and film and/or film and memory. We also encourage applicants who demonstrate teaching and research interests in race and gender, and civic engagement with attention to œsocial movements.

The teaching load is 3-3 and the student to faculty ratio is 12:1. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be to teach a variety of courses including: 1) an introductory course in communication criticism (COMM 240), 2) a 100-level introductory communication course stemming from the candidate's area of expertise which also satisfies the University's general degree core requirement toward Humanistic Approaches, 3) an upper division course in rhetorical theory (COMM 344), and 4) upper division rhetorical and critical film electives stemming from the candidate's specific area of expertise, including a 400-level senior seminar for graduating majors. The candidate will also contribute to the University's first-year seminar core: Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry (SSI). Other duties include continuation of professional development and involvement in activities sponsored by the department and University.

Qualifications: Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research with particular commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.

Application Instructions & Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit online application materials no later than September 21, 2018 to ensure consideration. Materials can be addressed to Department Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of Puget Sound.

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University of Rochester (NY) - Assistant Professor of Early Film HistoryEdit

The Department of English seeks to a fill a position in the history and theory of early film. The ideal candidate will teach and research silent and sound film before World War II. Secondary interests in the literature and culture of the period between the world wars would also be welcome. Teaching responsibilities will include early cinema history as well as introductory, advanced, and graduate courses reflecting the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Candidates should have completed their PhDs by August 2019. The department is looking to hire someone whose interests and expertise will inspire our students, undergraduate and graduate, while also leaving a lasting mark on the scholarly community. Candidates whose interdisciplinary credentials might expand ongoing work at Rochester are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates may contribute to longstanding collaboration in teaching and research between the English Department and other academic departments as well as the George Eastman Museum and the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. The standard teaching load is two courses each semester.

Applicants must apply on-line at: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting

Required materials include a letter of application, a CV, a research statement that includes an abstract of your dissertation or current book project, a writing sample, and the names of at least three references. Review of completed applications will begin on October 22, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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University of Southern California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies - LORs REQUESTEDEdit

Division of Cinema and Media Studies, Los Angeles, California

The Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position expected to begin on August 16, 2019.

We seek a film and/or media theorist whose research is located at the intersection of queer and/or trans theory and critical race theory. We will consider a broad array of theoretical and methodological approaches but particularly welcome candidates whose work addresses any of the following areas: African and African diaspora studies; theories of blackness; Latin American studies; Latinx studies; Middle Eastern and Arab studies; theories of the global south; and/or indigenous studies.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae including names and contact details for three references, and a sample of recent scholarship.

Minimum education: PhD degree

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN) - TT Assistant Professor in English, with spec. in American Cinema Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The University of Tennessee seeks an Assistant Professor with specialization in the field of American Cinema Studies, tenure track. The person hired will be appointed in English and work with faculty in other College of Arts and Sciences departments to maintain and promote the well-established interdisciplinary Cinema Studies Program. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach Introduction to Film Studies and Film and American Culture, as well as other upper division undergraduate and graduate courses.

We are a “Doctoral/Research Extensive” institution, with a departmental endowment that supports research. The English Department offers the BA, MA, MFA, and PhD. Professors teach a 2/2 load, distributed across undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and a CV by October 29, 2018, via Interfolio. Candidates selected for the next stage of review will be contacted to send additional materials.

Qualification: Candidates should have: (1) Ph.D. with specialization in American Cinema Studies, in hand or expected by 1 August 2019; (2) scholarship warranting appointment at the Assistant Professor rank; (3) active research agenda; and (4) record of excellent teaching.

Application instructions: Application should be submitted via Interfolio.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status and parental status.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/55664

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University of Texas at El Paso (TX) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Film Theory and/or Digital Media Production - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Communication at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking to hire a faculty member (assistant professor or associate professor) with a research and teaching emphasis in film theory and/or digital media production, effective September 1st, 2019. Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate & graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: film theory, film criticism, film studies, Chicanx and/or Latinx film, film directors, African American film, women and film, digital media production, and screenwriting.

Requirements: Candidates must have a record of scholarly publication. The potential to attract external funding is also desired. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Communication, Film, Media Studies or a related field (with a research concentration in film or media production). Professional experience in film and/or production is desirable, but not required.

Additional Information: Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit a letter of interest, dissertation/prospectus title and abstract, curriculum vita, and a writing sample (journal article, book chapter, conference paper). Applicants who are invited for phone interviews will be asked to submit three letters of reference, which must be received before the phone interview takes place. Review of applications will begin November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Stacey Sowards, at ssowards@utep.edu or 915-747-8854.

Apply at: https://utep.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=F0DBB22C698BA6E64A95D1BEB49AD8DC?JOBID=102207

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University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor of Race and MediaEdit

The Cinema Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Media. The position will be effective July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Film Studies, Film and Media Studies, or another discipline related to the position as described by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Cinema Studies Institute, in both required core courses and more specialized electives; to supervise and mentor students; to participate in affairs at the Institute; and to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level while establishing an outstanding and competitive research program that will expand our current research strengths.  For more information on the Cinema Studies Institute, visit http://www.cinema.utoronto.ca/.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in the roles that race and racialization play in film and media cultures, across local, national, and/or global contexts. In particular, we encourage cinema and media studies scholars who also work in Indigenous studies, Black studies, diaspora studies, and/or postcolonial studies to apply, but we welcome applicants with other methods of approach or areas of specialization as well.

Excellence in research should be demonstrated through the quality of the writing sample submitted as part of the application, a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, a record of presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Excellence in teaching should be demonstrated through a record of teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities and, with its multicultural student body and cosmopolitan setting, it offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic cities.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and a teaching dossier (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluation data).

Applicants must also arrange to have at least three external referees send letters of recommendation (signed and on institutional letterhead) directly to the Institute via email to Denise Ing, Assistant to the Institute’s Director, at cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of November 1, 2018. 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. If you have questions about this position, please contact Denise Ing at cinema.director@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In order to apply, please visit https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1803789&lang=en

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University of Washington, Tacoma (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Film and Media StudiesEdit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. 

The successful candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar/teacher whose work addresses both of the following areas: 1) film in relation to other arts (e.g. literature, theater, music); and 2) social identity in film and media (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, disability, class).  They will also have secondary research expertise or the ability to teach in global film, film history, or other related areas.  Candidates should have experience and an interest in teaching undergraduate courses at both the lower and upper division.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to supporting diverse student populations through inclusive teaching practices and will integrate effective pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. They will also demonstrate a commitment to institutional, professional, and community service.

The position begins in September 2019, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in Film/Cinema Studies or a closely related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis. APPLY HERE.

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University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Cinema and Media StudiesEdit

The Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in cinema and media studies whose research and teaching focus on new media, broadly defined. This position may involve specialization in animation, digital media, game studies, global media practices, and/or immersive media as well as work with gender, queer, and/or critical race theory.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in film or media studies, or in a closely related field, and demonstrate strong facility in historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches. A public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates who are able to work effectively with diverse student and community populations. This position will involve excellence in research and teaching on every level, from introductory large-lecture classes in cinema and media studies to advanced graduate seminars, as well as a commitment to fully participate in departmental committees and governance. The appointment begins 16 September 2019.

Applicants must submit the following materials: a letter of interest; a current curriculum vitae; at least 3 letters of recommendation; a statement of current and future research plans; a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations); a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or a dissertation chapter and abstract. Applicants should describe in their cover letter how their scholarship and teaching would contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To apply: https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/28343/positions/36494

Preference will be given to dossiers received by 5 November 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Global Film and TelevisionEdit

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Global Film and Television with an emphasis on Non-Western popular media aesthetics beginning July 1, 2019. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field within one year of hire. We seek colleagues with disciplinary interests in formalism and historical poetics, and we have particular interest in scholars of popular genre beyond the Western Hemisphere. Areas of specialization might include cinema of the Middle East, the Global South, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, or Non-Aligned Nations.

Successful candidates will join a distinguished undergraduate major with nearly fifty years of achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries. The Department is part of Wesleyan’s College of Film and the Moving Image. 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 records of candidates, scholarship, and the willingness to participate in the further expansion of a burgeoning program. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample (25-page maximum), and teaching evaluations (if available), to http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/6517. You will be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.  As part of the letter of application we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. For full consideration, applications must be received by October 20, 2018.

Deadline: Oct. 20

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Whitman College (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Film & Media StudiesEdit

Tenure-track position in Film & Media Studies, with expertise in New Media, broadly defined, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2019. Ph.D. required.

The successful candidate will offer courses in their specific area(s) of expertise, which may include, but are not limited to, the study of new media technologies, social media, remix cultures, on-line cultures, comics studies, industrial studies, and/or video game studies. The ability to teach either Intro to Film Studies, Intro to TV Studies, or Film Theory is also desirable. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

Deadline: November 12, 2018.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see http://www.whitman.edu and http://www.wallawalla.org.

Deadline: 12 Nov. 2018

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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - Lecturer in Film and Media Studies (begin Jan. 2019)Edit

Arizona State University JOB #12538

The Department of English at Arizona State University invites applications for a Lecturer position in Film and Media Studies with an anticipated start date of January 2019. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 – May 15).

Essential Functions of the job: The successful candidate will be expected to:

Teach undergraduate and graduate students in Film and Media Studies courses
Contribute to curriculum development
Engage in professional, university, and community service as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related discipline in hand by the time of appointment
Specialization in one or more of the following areas: digital media studies and practices, gaming, genre studies, cultural studies
Evidence of strong commitment to teaching and at least two years of experience teaching film and media studies at the college level

Desired Qualifications:

Evidence of an active research profile in Film and Media Studies;
Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
Record of public humanities work or demonstrated potential to advance a public humanities agenda
Experience with online education

To apply, please send electronically to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11904

1. a current curriculum vita; 2. a letter outlining a teaching philosophy that includes a description of how the applicant's experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; 3. the names, positions, and contact information of three references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

Initial Application Deadline is October 25, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every Monday thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

MLA JIL 9/14/18

Deadline: Oct. 25

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Eastern Illinois University (IL) - Instructor - Film and Video Production (3 yr. appt.)Edit

Full time Instructor position in Television & Video Production / Broadcast Journalism with three-year initial appointment

The Departments of Communication Studies and Journalism seek an individual to teach courses in broadcast journalism and TV/video production. General Qualifications: Master's degree in Communication, Journalism or related field is required for appointment. Significant experience teaching in higher education and/or significant professional experience in broadcast news or video production is required. Must be well versed in the production of scripted and actuality-based television and video content and have a working knowledge of both film-style and broadcast style production practices. A working knowledge of Adobe CC (notably: Audition, After Effects, and Premiere) and AVID is required. Primary teaching duties will include Broadcast News, Advanced Broadcast News, and various video production courses (narrative, actuality, & advertising). The ability to teach courses in news writing, promotional communication, audio production and/or digital media is a plus. Assigned duties may also include teaching courses consistent with the candidate's experience and interest within the Communication Studies or Journalism curriculum. Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and organizational skills are expected. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required. Candidate will be expected to work closely with the full-time news director of the campus TV station to provide practical learning opportunities. Students produce a daily 30-minute live TV newscast that has won numerous state and national awards. Normal teaching load is 24 semester hours per academic year. Initial appointment is for three years. Review of applications will begin Nov. 9, 2018 and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled. Online App. Form: https://apply.interfolio.com/55906

Higher Ed Jobs Deadline: Nov. 9

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit