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"Peaslee, Robert" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:27:08 +0000
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Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below job announcement, posted on behalf of my friend Curtis Coats. Please direct all inquiries to him at [log in to unmask]


Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

The Millsaps College English Department seeks a dynamic teacher and creative media arts storyteller ready to contribute to its growing Communication Studies major. This tenure track position requires a Ph.D. in Communication, Media Studies, Film Studies or related field by the time of appointment. Expertise in digital film production and ability to teach a related genre of creative writing is a plus. Professional publication in one or more of these areas, whether creative or critical, will be required for promotion.

Candidates should be eager and qualified to teach in the Communication Studies major's conceptual core (which surveys communication theory, history and ethics), and the major's media production sequence, which emphasizes creative writing as well as visual storytelling. Candidates must also be keen to develop new elective courses in their area of active scholarship and creative practice, while also contributing to departmental responsibilities for interdisciplinary general education courses. The positionís normal teaching load, set to begin in August 2015, is six courses per year over two semesters. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, submit the following materials by email to [log in to unmask]: a cover letter addressed to Dr. Curtis Coats, Director, Communication Studies Major; a teaching philosophy offeringspecific examples of effective classroom practices and possible contributions to Millsaps Collegeís commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community; a curriculum vitae; an unofficial graduate transcript; three confidential letters of reference. Samples of scholarly writing and creative work are also required (no more than 25 pages total). All applications should be complete by Friday, November 7, 2014.

Millsaps College is a National Selective Liberal Arts College founded by the United Methodist Church in 1890. It hosts the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the state of Mississippi. The College occupies a beautiful 100-acre residentialcampus in the heart of Jackson Mississippi -- a growing metropolitan area (SMSA 400,000) that is the political, financial, legal, medical, and cultural center of the state. Enrollment is approx. 1000. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. (Website:

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