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See also: Communication and Media Studies 2018-2019 and English Literature 2018-2019

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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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Colgate University (NY) - Assistant Professor of Media and Culture (Tenure-Stream)Edit

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.

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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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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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VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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