Professor of Film


School of English, Film, Theatre, & Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington



Victoria University of Wellington is committed to the future development of its creative disciplines.  The new role of Professor of Film is regarded as key to realising a vision for the study of film that is consistent with it being situated in the creative capital city, Wellington, and that builds on the Film Programme's existing strengths in integrating practical creative work with theoretical study.  


The Professor will provide leadership in teaching and research directed, in the medium term, towards establishing a Centre for New Cinema and an interdisciplinary Master of Cinema Arts degree.  


The substantive position will be that of Professor and the appointee will also act as Programme Director, and will work closely with the Head of School and Film staff to further developments in the Film Programme and eventually the Centre.


The role of Professor is a permanent position, while the role of Programme Director is a fixed term appointment for a period of 3 years.


An advanced research degree and an appropriate international research profile that may include creative or practical film work are required.  Also important is the ability to build positive working relationships within the discipline and of an interdisciplinary nature and a record of contribution and productive relationships beyond the academic domain.



This position will be advertised on the Victoria University of Wellington website from 24 November 2008.  A role description can be obtained off the website. 


School website:


Closing date for applications will be 16 February 2009.


More information can be obtained from;


Associate Professor Peter Whiteford, Head of School, [log in to unmask];


Dr Sean Redmond, Acting Programme Director for Film from 19/12/08 - 16/1/09, [log in to unmask]; 


Lillian Loftus, Faculty HR Manager, [log in to unmask]



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