Assistant or Associate Professor of Film and Film Studies

Staten Island, Richmond (Staten Island) County
Jun 05, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Art and Art History Department of Wagner College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Film or Film Studies, to start in Spring of 2015. Required qualifications include an MFA in Film or Ph.D. in Film Studies, demonstrated excellence in teaching and strong potential for creative and/or scholarly productivity. Our hire will help to launch a new major in Film and Film Studies and will oversee a new Film and Media lab. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in documentary film making, but others specialties will be considered. Courses to be taught include Introduction to Film Making, Introduction to Film Production and Documentary Film Making, as well as upper level courses in areas of film making, theory or criticism dependent on area of specialty. Our hire will not only offer courses in the film major and minor, but will contribute to the general education goals of the college, including teaching in our innovative interdisciplinary courses within the Wagner plan learning communities and participating in civic engagement projects. Located in Staten Island and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1800 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. The College has been widely recognized for its innovative curriculum, The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which integrates a core curriculum, required learning communities, experiential learning, diversity and civic education, as cited by Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the educational media and several higher education associations. Further information about the College can be found on the Wagner web site, Applicants must submit: cover letter, curriculum vita, evidence of creative and/or scholarly achievements in field, and list of courses taught. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the Search Committee upon request. Send all materials to: Dr. Sarah Scott, Chair, Department of Art and Art History ( Deadline for submission is September 5, 2014. Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner College values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.