Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media StudiesLocation:
Northampton, MAOpen Date:
Oct 3, 2022Close Date:
Nov 17, 2022Description:
The Film and Media Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be both a scholar and a maker. We seek scholars of the history and theory of experimental media who can also demonstrate the capacity to teach in one or more areas of media production, broadly conceived. Production course offerings could be in traditional Film and Media Studies areas (such as video production or screenwriting), in interactive media (such as video game design/development), in emerging forms (such as the video essay or desktop documentary), or in production based more in Art (animation, time-based media, avant-garde methodologies). While experimental media is the area of scholarly expertise we are most seeking, we invite applicants who alternately or additionally are scholars of: critical race studies and media, global cinema, or gender and sexuality in media. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year in Film and Media Studies ranging from the introductory level to advanced seminars, and including both media analysis course and media production courses.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and supporting underrepresented student groups. Faculty from groups underrepresented in Film and Media Studies are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or a closely related discipline required by the time of appointment; MFA, in addition, is welcome but not required.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest historically women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and some faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Film and Media Studies Program may be found here: https://www.smith.edu/academics/film-media
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/114992 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, and contact information for three confidential references. Semifinalists and finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 1.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.