Director of Film & Media Studies
The Division of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts seeks a director for its new B.A. in Film & Media Studies. By drawing on strengths in the Division of Liberal Arts and in the School of Film of the College of Art, Media, and Design, 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 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 Division of Liberal Arts' Film & Media Studies program, which blends film making with film study.
The new director 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 in the Division of Liberal Arts;
• advise and mentor Film & Media Studies majors;
• supervise a two-semester senior capstone thesis;
• provide committee service and other duties as required.
The appointment will be made at the rank of advanced assistant or associate professor. Ph.D. or equivalent in Film, Communication, and/or Media Studies required, with a record of scholarly publication and teaching experience commensurate with the level of appointment. The teaching load is 6 courses annually; administrative release negotiable. The appointment commences September 1, 2014.
Qualified applicants should submit curriculum vitae and letters of application only to FMSdirector@uarts.edu. The documents should be in Microsoft Word and submitted by attachment. Applications received by Friday, November 15, will receive fullest consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, January 9-12, 2014.
Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the University of the Arts 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.
The University of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.