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Visiting Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

Job Details

The Film and Media Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor for the 2024-2025 academic year, with possibility of renewal, contingent on institutional need and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Completion of PhD or MFA is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. We are especially interested in candidates engaged with immersive media theory and design (including augmented, virtual, and extended reality), particularly the ways in which these technologies can intersect with other subfields including, but not limited to, environmental media and media ecologies, global media industries, political economies of media, media archaeologies (and the transition from film to video to digital to virtual), and/or queer visual cultures. Theorist-practitioners and those with experience in immersive media production are welcome and encouraged to apply. The teaching responsibility is the equivalent of five courses per year, and will include our required Introduction to Film and Media Studies course; relevant existing elective courses such as New Media: History and Theory from Netflix to VR, Global Media, and/or LGBTQ Cinema; and advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing a diverse group of media makers and scholars to campus will be integral to the position, as will curating screenings/exhibitions and organizing special events.

In June 2024, the Film & Media Studies Program will be moving into a new, state-of-the-art building shared with the Computer Science Department that will house an experimental exhibition and performance space, a media archaeology lab, a digital music studio, a gaming lab, and fabrication labs. More information about the new building, and Colgate’s Initiative for Arts, Creativity, and Innovation can be found here .

Learn more about the Film & Media Studies Program .

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three recommenders through Interfolio . Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship meaningfully engage with values and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, providing concrete examples and/or strategies for working effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Please note that Colgate will not sponsor any visa or work authorization for this position.

Salary Range or Pay Grade

$68,900 (for ABD candidates) to $72,900 (for candidate with PhD in hand)

Colgate University is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3,200 students situated in central New York. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Upstate NY HERC Jobs .

Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Department of Campus Safety at Colgate University will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. Crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page . Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Policy Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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