Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCY
FULL-TIME ACADEMIC YEAR POSITION
POSITION: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
DEPARTMENT: Division of Liberal Arts
DESCRIPTION: The Division of Liberal Arts of The University of the Arts seeks a full-time faculty member to teach within and direct its new B.A. in Film and Media Studies. The program combines creative studio courses in film, animation, and writing with intensive study of the history, aesthetics, and social implications of film and allied media forms. The program admits its first entering class in Fall 2013.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The faculty member in this position is a proponent of The University of the Arts' commitment to an innovative arts education that encourages transmedia and interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration within and across its degree programs in visual, literary, and performing arts and design. This commitment is especially evident in the Film & Media Studies program, which blends film making with film study. This faculty member will:
• Develop and teach courses that introduce students to the salient theories and methodologies in film and media studies.
• Supervise and coordinate a degree program that incorporates studio coursework in the School of Film as well as academic coursework within the Division of Liberal Arts.
• Advise and mentor Film and Media Studies majors.
• Supervise a two-semester senior capstone thesis.
• Provide committee service and other duties as required.
• Report to Catherine Gunther Kodat, Dean of the Division of Liberal Arts.
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. or equivalent in Film, Communication, and/or Media Studies, with a record of scholarly publication and teaching experience.
RANK, LOAD, AND CONTRACT START DATE: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on experience (three year initial appointment), teaching 6 courses annually; administrative release negotiable. Appointment commences September 1, 2013.
TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit letters of application, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly writing, and the names of three references by e-mail attachment to FMSdirector@uarts.edu. Applications received by Friday, December 7, will receive fullest consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association convention in Boston, January 3-6, 2013.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS: The University of the Arts, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, is one of the only universities in the United States solely dedicated to educating creative individuals in the visual, literary, and performing arts and design. Our 2,100 undergraduates and graduate students and 500 faculty members bring passion to what they do, and in the process redefine how we think, teach, and create.
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