Assistant Professor of English (Film Studies)
IU School of Liberal Arts
Department of English
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
BEGINNING DATE: August 1, 2012
Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field required by August 1, 2012
Required: Research specialization in Film Studies
Preferred: Evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly, publishable work; Expertise in film history, theory, and genres
The Department of English at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Film Studies, to begin August 2012.
Located in the heart of a cosmopolitan metro area of over one million, IUPUI is an urban campus of 30,000 students that offers more than 150 degree programs. Film Studies is an undergraduate program within English, which also attracts students from programs in New Media, Communication Studies, and the Herron School of Art and Design. Students may major in English with a Film Studies specialization; there is also a minor in Film Studies.
The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2012, a strong commitment to teaching, as well as a promising research program. The ideal applicant would have expertise in film history, theory, and genres, with interest in animation studies or independent cinemas a plus.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 21, 2011. Please mail and send electronically a letter of application with comments on teaching philosophy and experience and research agenda, CV, writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Dennis Bingham, Film Studies Search, IUPUI Department of English, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please email the same materials to Prof. Bingham at [log in to unmask] We will be conducting interviews via Skype starting in December. Questions about this position may be directed to Prof. Bingham at [log in to unmask]
This campus and department are committed to student and faculty diversity and value the educational benefits flowing from such diversity. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university; our goal is to create an academic community rich in cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution M/F/D.
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