University of California - Santa Barbara, Film and Media Studies
Assistant Professor, Theories of Film and Media
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Department of Film and Media Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking to fill one faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2013.
We are looking for a highly interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on theories of film and media, especially innovative approaches that transgress conventional disciplinary boundaries. Research areas might include (but are not limited to) intermediality, narrative theory, cognitive studies, aesthetics, phenomenology, media archaeology, and affect theory.The ideal candidate will have the capacity and intellectual background to teach in the core areas of our film, television, and digital media curriculum and a research profile in theories and philosophies of cinema and/or electronic or digital media. The candidate will be expected to teach classical and/or contemporary film and media theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop specialized courses in his/her areas of expertise, and build upon a curriculum that embraces national and transnational film and media cultures.
The department serves nearly 500 undergraduate majors and 35 Ph.D. students with a rigorous curriculum in film and media theory, history, criticism and practice. The department is integrated with the Carsey-Wolf Center, home to the research and programming of the Media Industries Project and the Environmental Media Initiative, and the new, state-of-the-art Pollock Theater.
A Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment, as well as a strong commitment to teaching and outstanding scholarly research potential. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, one recent publication or writing sample, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to Kathy Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed on or before October 15, 2012. UCSB is an EO/AA Employer. See www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu and www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu.