University of California - Santa Barbara, Film and Media Studies
Assistant Professor: Film/Media Practice and Theory
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The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a mediamaker/scholar whose production practice is informed by and engages with film and media history, theory, and criticism. This tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.
We are a department with a combined research agenda that includes multiple scholarly approaches to film and media and a flexible notion of what constitutes a media object of study. We are open to a candidate whose creative projects are carried out in any one or more media forms and who would expand the department’s research and curricular strengths, international scope, and interdisciplinary interests.
The dossier of the successful candidate will show a strong commitment to teaching as well as an outstanding record of creative and research activity. S/he will be expected to teach in the core areas of our undergraduate and graduate programs, supervise and curate student projects, and develop innovative production courses integrated within a liberal arts curriculum emphasizing film and media theory, history, and criticism.
The department serves over 400 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students. Our facilities include a sound stage, screening rooms, animation and digital media labs, and the state-of-the-art Pollock Theater housed within the Carsey-Wolf Center, which supports research, teaching, and public programming about all forms of media.
A PhD and/or MFA is expected by the time of appointment. Applicants with the MFA degree who are prepared to work in a research oriented Film and Media Studies department are encouraged to apply. The department is especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00339, and must include 1) a letter of application outlining creative background as well as current and future research plans; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one sample of creative work and one of writing 4) at least three confidential letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed on or before October 7, 2014.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
For any questions, please contact Kathy Murray at email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Film and Film History