ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL CINEMA AND MEDIA

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL CINEMA AND MEDIA

Job no: 100856-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:L&S/COMMUN ARTS/COMM ART
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Communication Arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Global Cinema and Media. Applications at the Associate Professor level may be considered in exceptional cases. We seek a scholar who specializes in Asian, Latin American, African, or Middle Eastern cinema and media in a national, regional, and/or transnational frame. Scholars who work on aesthetics, industries, and/or cultural history in the realm of live action, animation, or documentary are urged to apply. We welcome applications from scholars who work on either historical or contemporary film and media. The appointment will begin in August 2020.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Research 1 institution that has a long tradition of study in the areas of film, media and cultural studies. The University supports a major film archive, the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater research, as well as the UW Cinematheque and the Wisconsin Film Festival. The UW Memorial Library has extensive foreign language holdings, and a world-class, browsable, open-stack collection. Not only are research funds available for individual scholarship and travel but also to build research collections in collaboration with the library system. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and frequently appears on the lists of the nation's most livable cities.

The Department of Communication Arts and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religious and other group identities. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Principal Duties:

As a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, the successful candidate will be expected to teach, conduct research, and provide service.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program with a substantial body of publications and a national/international profile in one or more areas of expertise.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to the Department of Communication Arts' teaching mission by teaching two courses per semester, one large lecture and one small course. The candidate will contribute to the training of graduate students in cinema and media studies. The candidate will participate in the weekly colloquium presentations for faculty and graduate students.

The candidate will be encouraged to establish collaborations with colleagues conducting related research in the area studies programs, the departments of language and literature, or history.

Promotion and tenure requires evidence of excellence and productivity in scholarly achievement, with strong value also placed on teaching and service, and requires review by the Arts and Humanities Divisional Committee. More information on the tenure process is available at https://secfac.wisc.edu/tenure/arts-humanities-divisional-committee/tenure-documents/

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Cinema and Media Studies or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Candidates should possess:
-Teaching experience at the college level (this could include as a graduate student).
-Extensive knowledge of film and media history, theory, and criticism.
-Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.

Appointment at the tenured level requires evidence of excellence in scholarly research, teaching and service and requires review by the Tenure Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Additional Information:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

The Department of Communication Arts and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religious and other group identities. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion, http://diversity.wisc.edu/.

Department(s):

A481400-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/COMMUN ARTS/COMM ART

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered as a candidate, your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal (https://jobs.wisc.edu)(PVL #100856). To apply for this position, please click on "Apply Now" and upload the following:

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) A writing sample

Candidates will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three references; each reference will receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than midnight, Friday, November 8, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact:

Kelley Conway
[email protected]

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100856-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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