The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Appointment in Film Studies beginning August 16, 2018.
We are seeking applicants working at the intersections of film and new media with issues of diversity and underrepresented groups. The ideal candidate will have emerging expertise in one or more of the following areas:
- Film theory and digital aesthetics
- New and emergent media archaeologies and/or the digital humanities
- Race & ethnicity
- Class and inequality
- LGBTQ studies
- Disability studies
We welcome candidates with expertise in a variety of national and transnational media cultures.
As a postdoctoral teaching faculty member, the candidate will be assigned a 1/2 teaching load (total of three courses), and applicants must be prepared to teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses in the Film Studies Program. Extensive mentoring will be provided to help develop the candidate’s career trajectory.
Housed in the Department of English, the Film Studies Program (http://filmstudies.cal.msu.edu/) offers both a rigorous undergraduate major emphasizing theory and history and two production minors in Fiction Filmmaking and Documentary Production.
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 College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthen diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.Required Degree
Doctorate -Film StudiesDesired Degree
Other -Film StudiesMinimum Requirements
The recipient must have received a Ph.D. in film studies or its equivalent within three years prior to the start date.Required Application Materials
- Letter of application
- Writing sample of ca. 20 pages
- Teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, sample upper and lower level syllabi, and student evaluations)
- Diversity statement that addresses: a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.
At the conclusion of your online application, you will also be prompted to enter the e-mail addresses of at least three references who will be contacted and asked to upload letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak to your teaching experience. The references will be contacted if requested by the department.Special Instructions
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu/