The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Film Studies and the Digital Humanities with an expected start date of August 16, 2020. A Ph.D. in film and media studies, or its equivalent, is required, and the successful candidate will have an emerging record of scholarly achievement. Salary is competitive, commensurate with rank and experience.
The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will be in Film Studies. Applicants must be prepared to teach a broad range of core undergraduate courses on film history, film and media theory, as well as a graduate film studies methodologies course, and to develop new courses within areas of their expertise. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the literary studies and Digital Humanities curricula through courses on digital media and methodologies, as well as advise graduate students. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of research, service, and teaching, normally two courses per semester. The teaching assignment may include courses in the College of Arts & Letters Interdisciplinary Arts & Humanities general education program and, potentially, in the College’s other interdisciplinary programs, such as women’s and gender studies.
Doctorate -film studies, media studies, or its equivalent
The applicant must have received a Ph.D. in film studies and media studies, or its equivalent, by the start date.
The ideal candidate will be instrumental in helping to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives focused on fields such as digital cinema and cultures, new media theory, media archaeology, archival theory and practice, and/or computational methodologies, particularly as these areas intersect critically with issues of diversity. Candidates should have primary expertise in film studies and the digital humanities, along with secondary expertise in areas such as gender and sexuality and/or race and ethnicity. We especially welcome candidates with expertise in feminist media history and theory. The research area is open to a variety of national, transnational, and postcolonial film and media cultures.
Required Application Materials
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website at https://careers.msu.edu. They should include:
a letter of application
a curriculum vitae
a writing sample of approximately 20 pages
a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, and sample upper and lower level syllabi
a statement summarizing your experiences with and commitments to diversity in your research and/or teaching, including experience mentoring diverse students
names and email addresses of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching experience
Review of applications will begin on December 2nd, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search: Professor Joshua Yumibe, firstname.lastname@example.org
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A college program housed in the Department of English, the Film Studies Program offers an undergraduate major and minor and a graduate certificate emphasizing theory and history, as well as two undergraduate production minors in Fiction Filmmaking and Documentary Production. The program has overlapping strengths in investigating cinema in relation to issues of global cinemas, aesthetics and technology, and independent filmmaking. The Department of English is a dynamic inclusive community that encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement. The department is deeply committed to initiatives such as the MUSE Scholars Program, which mentors graduate students in English from underrepresented groups, and the Womxn of Color Initiative, which organizes events for womxn of color and their allies working toward social and racial justice and equity. Digital Humanities at MSU (DH@MSU) is an academic program and a research center bringing together faculty, librarians, staff, and students in a broadly interdisciplinary exploration of the intersections of digital and computational technologies and the traditional content and questions of the humanities. Through projects such as the Consortium for Critical Diversity in a Digital Age Research, DH@MSU focuses on the potential for digital technologies to advance social justice.
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