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November 2011, Week 3


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Justus Nieland <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:02:10 -0600
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Dear Screen-L: 

Please note the changes to the application procedures for the Director of Film Studies position at Michigan State University. Some of the application materials are to be submitted online. Please read below. We have also moved the deadline for applications to December 9.
English/Director of Film Studies
Michigan State University

The Department of English at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Director of Film Studies. This is a full-time appointment at either the advanced assistant (tenure track) or associate professor (tenured) level. Requirements: Ph.D. in film and media studies (or its equivalent); the ambition and imagination to lead new, college-wide initiatives in film and media studies and production. Administrative experience preferred.  Applicants must be prepared to teach a broad range of core courses in the Film Studies program, including film history, film and media theory, and film genres. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of scholarly achievement in film and media studies. Specialization is open, but areas of expertise may include new media history and theory (e.g., media archeology, digital poetics, social media, etc); Hollywood cinema (transnational methodologies preferred); early/silent cinema, especially in relation to new media history and theory; and so on.

Housed in the Department of English, the Film Studies program ( offers both a rigorous undergraduate concentration emphasizing theory and history and two exciting production specializations in Fiction Film and Documentary Expression (in collaboration with the College of Communication Arts & Sciences). The Director will be expected to teach graduate courses in film, media, and visual culture in the English Ph.D. program, and to contribute to new, interdisciplinary College of Arts & Letters ( media initiatives, including collaborations with performance, experimental and digital arts and design, and digital humanities. Faculty members in English are expected to contribute to the College's general education program.

Letter of application, writing sample and CV for this position must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State University Human Resources website

Letters of reference should be sent no later than December 9, 2011 to:

Justus Nieland, Chair Search Committee
Michigan State University
Department of English,
201 Morrill Hall
E Lansing MI  48824

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 


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