Washington University in St. Louis, Film & Media Studies
Assistant Professor, Film Studies
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Faculty position announcement: Assistant Professor, Film Studies, starting Fall 2012
The Program in Film and Media Studies seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Film Studies with a research specialization in Chinese-language film. This position will begin in fall 2012. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The appointment will be in FMS but teaching duties will also involve courses crosslisted between FMS and the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of fluency in Chinese and be able to situate Chinese-language cinema (whether from the PRC, Taiwan, or Hong Kong) within a global context. Ability to address other Asian cinemas and media (Japan, Korea, and/or South Asia) would be welcome. Applicants should have a broad and deep knowledge of film. In addition to teaching courses focused on Chinese-language film, the faculty member will be expected to teach courses that may include: history of world cinema, film theory, transnational issues in film, major directors, film genres, or film/digital production. We encourage applications from candidates with an interest in the intersection between film production/practice and theory.
A PhD in film studies or a closely related field completed by the start of the position is required. Outstanding potential for scholarly publication and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Additional duties include: student advising, participation in faculty governance including program committees, college and university service.
A completed application will consist of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence such as syllabi and student evaluations. To apply please visit our website at https://jobs.wustl.edu and apply to job posting number 22435. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent to: Prof. Gaylyn Studlar, Chair, Chinese-language Film Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1174, Saint Louis, MO 63130. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 15, 2011.
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