The Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a position in Film & Media Studies at the Visiting Assistant Professor level, to start in fall 2019. We seek a scholar whose research concentrates on contemporary art cinema, especially in contexts outside North America. Passion for teaching students with diverse and creative interests is essential. Teaching responsibilities are four classes per semester, may include online classes. Subjects include general undergraduate courses on film appreciation and film history, as well as core department courses, special topics, or graduate courses that fit the candidate's area of expertise.
This position will contribute to growing film & media programs centered in the department: a film studies minor offered as part of the online general studies BA, production BA and BFA programs in Film, and MA & MFA programs in Digital Media. Opportunities exist for internal research grants, and pursuit of external funding is encouraged.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Prospective candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three references, writing sample, and a sample syllabus. For full consideration, materials must be received by April 1, 2019. References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
Internal Number: 21204
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.