Associate or Full Professor (Chairperson) - Film

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Aug 13, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 11206

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Film at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York invites application to fill a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor Chairperson position beginning fall 2015.

The Department currently has 320 undergraduate students in the following concentrations: Production, Screenwriting, Industry Studies, Documentary Production, and Film Studies.

The Department is currently completing the final phases of two new graduate programs:
1. M.F.A. in Cinematic Arts (with multiple concentrations)
2. M.A. in Film Studies, which is scheduled to open in fall 2015 in a satellite campus at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Faculty in the department are comprised of film scholars and filmmakers from a number of specialties, including screenwriting, directing, post-production, and documentary production. The successful candidate will serve as Department Chair with limited teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The position entails working with the Director of the graduate program and the Dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Film or Media Studies OR an M.F.A. in Filmmaking or  related craft. Experience as an administrator in a film or media department; a record of teaching experience and curriculum development; and experience mentoring faculty, staff, and students are necessary. Ongoing research or creative activity and a record of publications and/or productions commensurate for the rank are also necessary. The ability to work successfully with others at a highly diverse urban environment is essential.

The following are preferred:
- Experience in the area of strategic planning and curriculum revision and development on both the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Knowledge of contemporary digital technologies and a desire to help guide production curriculum into the future in a way that fits with specific departmental and institutional needs and limitations
- Familiarity with contemporary film scholarship that encompasses knowledge of theoretical and historical approaches to U.S. and global filmmaking
- A leadership style that is effective in articulating both scholarly and creative goals in a department that combines researchers and artists and that will establish a productive exchange of ideas among faculty in an open context
- Commitment to mentoring students and understanding the needs of a diverse student body


Associate Professor:  $68,024 - $82,299
Full Professor:  $85,356 - $116,364
Commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


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