Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Film Studies

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Position Information
Position Information


Job Posting Number F00327
Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Film Studies
Department College of Film and The Moving Image-1098
Job Category Faculty Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FILM STUDIES DEPARTMENT invites applications for an
Assistant or Associate Professor position with an emphasis on Black Cinemas beginning
July 1, 2023. We seek colleagues with disciplinary interests in archival research and film
form whose scholarship addresses the lived experiences and cultural contributions of
communities of color. Areas of specialization might include (but are not restricted to)
African American, African Diaspora cinemas. We welcome scholars also working in
Asian-Pacific-American, Latinx, Native American, and/or Queer cinema and media as
well as those working comparatively across these specializations, or combining the study
of U.S. race and media with transnational and intersectional approaches. Scholars with filmmaking experience welcome.
Successful candidates will join a distinguished undergraduate major with fifty years of
achievement and over 400 alumni working throughout the film and television industries.
The Department is part of Wesleyan’s College of Film and the Moving Image. Our
curriculum unifies media studies with production in a liberal-arts setting and emphasizes
audience-centered artistic practice. Strong consideration will be given to the teaching
records of candidates and the willingness to participate in the ongoing curricular growth,
diversification and decolonization of our program. Teaching load is two courses per
semester at introductory and specialized levels. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the department curriculum. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research or creative production, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in film studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in film studies or related field within one year of hire.
Management Competencies
Competencies
Special Instructions To Applicants
You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a : (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement and documentation of teaching experience, including (4) teaching statement, (5) course syllabi and (6) student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information
Applications received by November 4, 2022, will receive full consideration.
Please contact Lisa Mingione (lmingione@wesleyan.edu ) if you have questions about the application process.
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