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Janet Staiger <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Dec 2006 19:28:35 -0600
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The School of Information and the Radio-Television-Film Department at The 
University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, 
tenure-track joint-appointment position.  This appointment, anticipated to 
start in Fall, 2007, will be made at the Assistant Professor rank with the 
School of Information as the home department for tenure purposes. We seek a 
faculty member who can bring vision and commitment to integrating the 
disciplines of moving image archiving and preservation with film history 
and cinema studies. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and 

The University of Texas is located in one of the fastest-growing centers of 
interest in film in the country. We welcome applicants who can leverage 
this film culture and help us envision new research possibilities and 
bridge traditional divides. Candidates must publish visibly, be able to 
obtain research funding, demonstrate excellence in teaching, and have a 
commitment to shaping the future of film preservation, access, and the role 
of film as a cultural record.  We are particularly keen on faculty whose 
interests and expertise span the areas of film archives, digital media 
research, preservation, and film history and cinema studies. We prefer a 
focus primarily but not exclusively on the United States with respect to 
film studies.

Candidates must hold a doctorate degree and be capable of teaching and 
supervising graduate students in both the School of Information (iSchool) 
and the Department of Radio-Television-Film (RTF). Faculty responsibilities 
include teaching courses in both the iSchool and RTF (a 2+2 load is normal, 
but may be reduced through external funding), mentoring masters and 
doctoral students, serving on school and university committees, and 
conducting a program of research that meets national standards of excellence.

The University of Texas School of Information is ranked 7th in the nation 
among programs in Library and Information Studies, and #1 in the nation in 
the area of archives and preservation.  The selected candidate would have 
the opportunity to contribute to the activities of the Kilgarlin Center for 
Preservation of the Cultural Record and the iSchool's evolving curriculum 
and research programs in digital libraries and media.

The Department of Radio-Television-Film has 25 permanent faculty, 
approximately 950 undergraduate majors & 150 graduate students pursuing 
Ph.D., M.A. or M.F.A. degrees.  RTF offers courses in film & television 
studies, international communication, telecommunication technology & 
policy, gender & sexuality, & ethnic issues in communication, film & video 
production, and screenwriting.

Review of applications will begin immediately; to ensure consideration 
submissions should be received by Feb 28, 2007.  For further information 
about the University and our programs, visit,, and Send inquiries 
and applications, including a complete curriculum vitae, a statement 
outlining how you see a fit with our programs, and three letters of 
recommendation to:  Bert Herigstad,  Joint Hire Search Committee, Dept. of 
Radio-TV-Film, 1 University Station A0800, University of Texas at Austin, 
Austin, TX  78712-0108.  The University of Texas at Austin is an 
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities and women are 
strongly encouraged to apply.

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