The Connecticut College Department of Film Studies seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Cinema Production, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin July 1, 2020. Required: MFA in film or video production, or terminal degree in a related field, at the time of appointment; a body of narrative fiction filmmaking work; experience teaching at the college level, preferably screenwriting and narrative fiction filmmaking.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher and filmmaker with demonstrable knowledge about a vast range of forms, approaches, and sensibilities of filmmaking in all phases of the production process from screenwriting to post-production. Because of the small size of our classes, and the close working and collaborative environment of our Film Studies courses, candidates should demonstrate dedication to innovative and interactive teaching. An interest in engaging with and incorporating diverse perspectives, with a commitment to examining issues of power and privilege as they relate to intersectionality issues like race, gender, and class, should be reflected in the candidate’s approach to teaching and in their course materials.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching five film production courses annually (four in the first year) at introductory and advanced levels. In addition to teaching courses in screenwriting and narrative fiction filmmaking, the candidate will offer courses in areas of their own expertise that supplement our departmental offerings. The candidate will be expected to maintain a growing body of work as a filmmaker and to exhibit the work in juried exhibitions.
The candidate will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the Department’s mission of integrating theory and practice through socially responsible filmmaking in their work and as reflected by their teaching. The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability and desire to rigorously engage, inclusively support, and continue to draw a passionate and diverse student body to our major and to the College. Candidates may learn more about our department’s mission, resources, faculty, and course offerings, as well as see examples of student work at www.conncollfilm.com.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated colleague who is eager to support, diversify, and grow our department’s culture and community in ways specifically suited to a liberal arts environment. The candidate’s eagerness to advise and mentor students from a variety of disciplines and levels is crucial to our continuing commitment to a critically engaged and media-literate student body. Part of that commitment entails the candidate’s aptitude for creating events, discussions, and academically challenging experiences outside of the classroom, for Film Studies students, as well as for the larger community at Connecticut College.
Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO
In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received on or before October 1, 2019. To apply, candidates should submit the following documents electronically: letter of application; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; artist statement; links to a portfolio of creative work; three letters of recommendation; two syllabi for self-designed courses; and course evaluations from the two most recent semesters of teaching to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/64004.