Professor of the Practice in Film Studies

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 16, 2023


Position Information

Title
Professor of the Practice in Film Studies

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Open-rank Professor

Open Date
10/16/2023

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

The Film Studies Program at Trinity College seeks to hire a full-time Professor of the Practice in Film Studies (film and media production), beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate for the position should be thoroughly familiar with the latest industry-standard camera, sound and editing technology and have established a track record of creating and exhibiting films and video, experience in teaching courses in film and media production, and have an MFA in film/video. The candidate must also be able to integrate the technical and artistic/film historical aspects of filmmaking in their course offerings and be able to teach the gateway course in film history and analysis. In addition to teaching five courses per year, the responsibilities of the position include supervising senior production theses, assisting the program director in managing the inventory of film equipment and use of film production spaces, and taking an active role in contributing to the growth of cinephile culture on campus. The salary and benefits package are competitive; the appointment is for an initial term of three years with the possibility of renewal every five years thereafter.

Qualifications

An MFA in film/video.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit: a CV; a letter of application that describes your approach to film as an artform, your approaches to teaching, including your approach to teaching to students from diverse backgrounds; and a portfolio of your films and video (please provide a document with links to the pieces). Applicants will also be asked to list contact information for two reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where they must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier services) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Questions should be directed to Prakash Younger, Director of the Film Program ( james.younger@trincoll.edu ). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom during December 2023.

Quick Link
https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/3148

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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