September 5, 2013

Call for applications: Film and Media Historian/Theorist, Assistant Professor

University of California, San Diego
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The Department of Visual Arts within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diegois committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department seeks a film and media historian or theorist.  All research specializations will be considered, but we particularly welcome a demonstrated interest in the relation of film and media to other art practices of the 20th and 21st centuries, and/or an engagement with the contemporary new media landscape. The candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching large undergraduate lecture courses on the history of film and media, undergraduate classes for majors in art history and media studies, and graduate seminars for an innovative Ph.D program in art history, which includes a concentration in art practice and also enrolls MFA students in its courses. Faculty in all areas of our department are expected to serve both the MFA and Ph.D programs by giving critiques, supervising independent studies, and serving on graduate committees. The department offers B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D degrees. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Candidate should have a record of excellence in research and teaching. Ph.D. (or close to completion) required.

We seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants are asked to summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity in their personal statement. Contributions might include such items as providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on UC pay scales.

We are only accepting applications electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system here.

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of two references (do not send letters of recommendation and/orplacement files) and evidence of work in the field.  The evidence may be in the form of off prints of articles, copies of books, etc. in PDF format that can be uploaded into the RECRUIT online electronic system.

Applicants should also submit a separate personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (click here for further information). Please reference position #FMH-2014-L on all correspondence.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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