The Cinema and Media Studies Program and the Art Department at Wellesley College invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies. The specialization may be broadly conceived to include global media industries and cultures. We are seeking applicants who demonstrate extensive knowledge of film and media history and historiography, as well as expertise in a range of approaches that include technological, industrial, aesthetic, and economic aspects of that history. Candidates whose scholarship and teaching reflect a comparative media approach, and an engagement with the political implications of race, class, gender and indigeneity, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Wellesley College is a liberal arts school in the Boston area; its faculty enjoy strong support for scholarship and the opportunity to connect with other scholars from the many neighboring colleges and universities. For best consideration, please apply by March 21, 2021. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in the field of film and media studies and demonstrate potential to pursue competitive, innovative, and independent research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, to supervise and mentor students, and to participate in the activities of the program, including the development of a theoretical foundation for the major curriculum. Required materials for submission are a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, one article-length writing sample (not to exceed 10,000 words) and a teaching statement (not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages) that elucidates the applicant’s motivation to teach at a liberal arts college and to contribute to the program’s core curriculum
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