Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Film and Electronic Arts
Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, United States
Internal Number: 136030
The Film and Electronic Arts Program at Bard College invites applications for a practicing filmmaker or media artist at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The job will begin September 2024. We seek candidates whose work centers on one or more of the following areas: documentary and nonfiction media; video activism; race and representation; sound art; expanded cinema; intermedial practice; digital and emerging modalities. We welcome applicants who aim to push film form and style in new and experimental directions. It is also important that they have a strong and active production and exhibition record, which may include showing work in galleries, museums, festivals, and arthouse theaters.
A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is a must. Classes will draw from the candidate's expertise and will speak to the broad needs of our curriculum. Teaching will include foundational courses focusing on cinematography, sound design, editing, documentary, narrative fiction, and cross-platform cinema. These hands-on, seminar-style courses should be designed to integrate into a film program that embraces production, history, and theory as well as fit within a broader liberal arts curriculum. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach introductory and upper-level seminars based on their own area of specialization and interest. Faculty in the program are encouraged to interweave critical studies fields into their production pedagogy; for example, critical race theory, disability studies, art history, the environmental humanities, film and cultural studies theory, gender and sexuality studies, indigenous studies, and media archaeology.
Mentoring and program development will also be an important aspect of this position. The successful applicant will advise students in the major, as well as supervise capstone projects. The Film and Electronic Arts program engages students in the study of motion pictures as an expansive field of art that combines creative practice with history and theory. Our curriculum aims to equip students with the technical and conceptual skills to make their own films as well as research and write about cinema and media. Faculty, students, and staff of Film and Electronic Arts affirm that diversity of experience and perspective enriches the creative practice of filmmaking, our program culture, and campus life. We encourage individuals from historically under-represented and marginalized communities to apply to this position. We also welcome candidates to reflect on their interest and past involvement with teaching a diverse student body.
Bard College is a highly selective college of liberal arts and sciences with 2000 students and is located in the Hudson valley, 90 miles north of NYC. The college is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus. For more information on Bard's DEI initiatives, visit: https://www.bard.edu/dei/
To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio:
Letter of application
One sample course syllabus
Contact information for three references
Three-four media samples. Please note that media samples must be submitted electronically as a web portfolio, streaming video links, or downloadable files. Include a list of submitted titles with relevant link(s) and passwords (if files are protected). Physical media submissions, including DVDs, film reels, and 35mm slides, will not be accepted.
Please note: References for finalists will be contacted for letters of recommendation
For full consideration, please send a complete application by December 15, 2023.
Salary Range: $87,000 - $90,000
This salary range reflects the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
Benefits Overview: We are pleased to offer our full-time employees an excellent benefit package which includes; multiple heath insurance options; TIAA retirement plans; generous vacation, sick, and personal time; and more. To learn more about employee benefits and eligibility at Bard College, please visit https://www.bard.edu/humanresources/benefits/.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.