Job – Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Tenure track

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 Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies – Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on Indigenous/Native American/First Nations film and global media activism. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the candidate’s substantive field; develop and teach courses in the research areas stated above in addition to introductory courses in Film and Media Studies; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.

We encourage women and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Film and Media Studies has 11 core faculty members and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Qualifications: 

1. A Ph.D. or MFA in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on Film and Media, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
2. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research, teaching, and publications.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach Film and Media-related courses, as evidenced by application materials, educational background, and teaching philosophy.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2013BR orhttps://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs and search by keywords [Film and Media]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, teaching philosophy, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

Application Information
Contact: Michael Baskett, Search Committee Chair
Department of Film and Media Studies
The University of Kansas
Online App. Form: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2013BR
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