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Film Studies - The New School

  • Deadline:
    Nov. 4, 2009, 4:42 p.m.
  • Location:
    New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Job Description: The Media Studies Program at The New School is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor to begin July 1, 2010. The Media Studies Program enrolls more than 400 students from 30 countries, and offers a curriculum in Media Theory, History, and Criticism, Film Studies, Media Management, and audio, video, film, and digital media production. The program also offers the M.A. degree online. (Further information can be found at www.newschool.edu/mediastudies.) We seek a scholar and teacher to teach in the areas of film studies and production, with an emphasis on integrating theory and practice; to coordinate the Film Form curriculum, which consists of courses on the theory and practice of filmmaking including Visual Systems; Cinematography: Art & Technique; Production and Post-Production Studio and to participate in student advising, admissions evaluations, committee work, and special projects. While the position is primarily dedicated to supporting the graduate program, opportunities for undergraduate teaching are likely to develop.

Qualifications: Terminal degree or equivalent experience in a media related discipline (Ph.D. preferred). The ideal candidate should have technical and production experience with film and digital media, as well as an understanding of the role of time-based imagery in contemporary media. The candidate must have demonstrated teaching excellence and a record of professional accomplishment. Some administrative experience is preferred.

All applications must be completed online at The New School’s human resources’s website.
Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., and the names and contact information of at least three references from whom the committee may solicit letters. Applications will be reviewed as received, and until the position is filled, but those arriving before December 15 will receive priority.

The New School is committed to an educational environment in which the curriculum and every other aspect of the university reflect the multicultural city and international world in which we live. It is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, veteran or marital status. Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals who belong to groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

This position is dependent on final budget approval from the Office of the Provost