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Assistant Professor of Film Studies

Employer
Whittier College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Not specified
Posted date
Dec 4, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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WHITTIER COLLEGE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Department of Theatre and Communication Arts


WHITTIER COLLEGE, a private, independent, liberal arts college located in the Los Angeles area, seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Film Studies position in the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts. The College has 1650 students, with approximately 50 theatre majors and 30 film minors. The Department is housed in the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts, a modern facility that includes two theatres and excellent support facilities. Video production facilities are housed elsewhere on campus. The Department offers a major (with an emphasis in either Design or Performance) and minor in Theater and a minor in Film Studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate must carry a teaching load of 20 credits per year:
- teach courses in introduction to film, history, criticism & theory, and in video production
- serve as adviser to students who minor in Film Studies, who are incorporating film studies into their self-designed majors through the Whittier Scholars Program, and to first-year students
- support the College through service including serving on a faculty committees
- support the Liberal Arts curriculum by teaching a first-year writing seminar every other year and/or developing a paired course taught in connection with a Whittier College colleague
- maintain an active and sustainable portfolio of peer-reviewed scholarship and creative activity (through publication, conference presentations, and/or productions) in addition to other forms of professional development
- be dedicated to the education of students in the context of a liberal arts college with a diverse student population

QUALIFICATIONS
Required: An M.F.A. or a Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field. The successful candidate must have demonstrable background to teach the following courses: Fundamentals of Cinema; Film Theory & Criticism (the two required core Film Studies courses); Introduction to Video Production; Advanced Video Production; as well as other history & genre focused film courses. Applicants must have excellent college-level teaching experience, and have (or show promise of) publications.


APPLICATION DETAILS
Application materials must include the items listed below. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.


Review of completed applications with begin on January 10th, 2018. For an application to be considered complete, please include the following:
- Cover or application letter
- curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching philosophy
- evidence of teaching success (including sample evaluations with an evaluation summary)
- 3 confidential letters of recommendation sent to search chair by references, not applicant
- unofficial transcripts from graduate work
- research statement or plan (that includes collaboration with undergraduates)
- sample syllabi
- writing & film/video samples

Applications must be submitted electronically (PDFs preferred), and letters of recommendation should be confidential and sent directly from the recommenders to: jholmes@whittier.edu
Or by mail to:

Professor Jennifer S. Holmes, Chair
Dept. of Theatre and Communication Arts
Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608






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