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Visiting Assistant Professor, Film Production/Studio Management

Employer
Wesleyan University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University’s Department of Film Studies invites applications for a one year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in film production and studio management beginning September 1, 2022. The teaching load is 2/2 with laboratory responsibilities each semester. Primary responsibilities include supervision of production spaces, student training, and advising senior thesis projects. This also involves helping to design, implement, and refine processes that relate to production spaces and their use. Applicants must be able to lecture on technical and conceptual production skills as well as to teach the small crew model of narrative filmmaking. Wesleyan’s program is solidly grounded in the integration of production and critical studies, and applicants must be committed to teaching film and video production within the context of film as an academic discipline. Willingness to relocate to the Middletown, Connecticut area is important.
Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college, with a strong and diverse undergraduate student body, that values both scholarship and teaching very highly.
Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an MFA in a related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies.
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a 1) cover letter; 2) statement of interest; 3) curricular vitae; and documentation of teaching experience, including 4) course syllabi and 5) student evaluations. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Applicants should also include links to two film samples (including passwords if required) in the cover letter. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information

Applications received by May 15, 2022 will be given full consideration for a Fall 2022 start date. Please contact Lisa Mingione at lmingione@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2220 if you have questions about the application process. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Note for Interfolio users:
We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systems

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, awilliams@wesleyan.edu.

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