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 (http://www.english.msu.edu/film/) 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 (http://www.cal.msu.edu/) 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.
Send application letter, cv, writing sample, and letters of recommendation to Prof Justus Nieland, Chair, Film Studies Search Committee, 201 Morrill Hall, Department of English, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48823-1036. The closing date for applications is Dec 2, although 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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