Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies

The Connecticut College Department of Film Studies seeks candidates for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Critical Studies beginning July 1, 2019. Required: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, a record of outstanding scholarly work, excellent and innovative teaching on a college level, and experience teaching introductory and advanced film theory and criticism courses.  The person we hire will be responsible for teaching the program’s core course, Film 101, as well as advanced courses in the candidate’s specialization. The teaching load is five courses for the academic year. The candidate is expected to hold one night screening per class.  This position is benefits eligible.

Applicants who specialize in all areas of film theory and criticism will be considered.  The Film Studies Department is especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on representations of intersectional identities in contemporary moving image culture, especially work intersecting race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the industries that construct and inform those representations.  We encourage candidates to apply who might contribute to the study of moving image culture outside of the United States, especially cultural products from non-European and Indigenous populations.  The Film Studies Department recognizes the need to support and enhance our students’ media, visual, technological, and information literacies through the close textual analysis of a varied range of moving image representations and works.  The ideal candidate will have an understanding of film and its transformation as it has moved into different platforms (including video and digital media), as well as its varied experiences within a range of socio-cultural contexts.

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. 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 should be reflected in the candidate’s approach to teaching and in their course materials. 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.  The candidate’s experience and dynamic involvement in service work toward one’s discipline, department, and community are of particular interest.  We are also looking for a candidate with both the experience and desire to work closely with first year students, helping them to master moving image languages in both verbal and written forms.

We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment.  Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years. 

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

Applications for this position will be accepted until January 2, 2019. To apply candidates should submit the following documents electronically: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching), one or two samples of written scholarship (up to 30 pages per sample), two syllabi for self-designed courses; and course evaluations from the two most recent semesters of teaching to Interfolio at: