Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies

The Visual, Material and Performance Cultures section in the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for one (1) tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a full-time, 9-month academic appointment, beginning fall 2024.

Priority consideration will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly work in one or more of the following fields:

·         African American Cinema

·         Asian-American Cinema

·         Disability Studies and Film

·         Eco-criticism and Film

·         Theories and Histories of Experimental and/or Cult Cinema, and/or Women Filmmakers and Cinema. 

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching experience as well as an ability to teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses in their specialty as well as foundational courses of the program such as history of film, film analysis, and classical, modern, and contemporary film theory.  

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach a 2/2 course load (or equivalent), mentor students, produce creative and/or scholarly work, develop and foster new film and media studies curriculum, serve on section, school, and/or university committees, and perform other duties related to teaching, research, and service as necessary. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated cultural competence and an understanding of the social and global issues impacting students and academia in the 21st century.  

School: The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts is a new school within the Texas A&M University System and has a diverse and dynamic mission with 60 faculty and over 15 staff members and a projected exponential growth in the next 5 years. The school was formed from three departments/programs spread across the university: the Department of Visualization, the Department of Performance Studies (which housed the Film Studies Program) and the Dance Science program. The mission of the school places a heavy emphasis on faculty and student collaboration and interdisciplinary work in both scholarly and creative research. Texas A&M University leadership has charged the new School with developing innovative research and creative works, public performances, and degree offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels that build upon our strength in merging art and science as well as the traditional fields of music, dance, art, and theater. Applicants should consult the school’s website to review our academic and research programs (https://pvfa.tamu.edu/).

Qualifications

A PhD in film and media studies, visual studies, or other related fields completed by May 31st, 2024 is required.

Demonstrated teaching experience, an active research agenda, demonstrated cultural competence and an understanding of the social and global issues impacting students and academia in the 21st century. 

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/137517  and submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (embed links to your work, student work, etc.)
  • Personal Statement: Your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable.
  • Names and contact information of five (5) professional references 

Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Daniel Humphrey, Chair of the search committee (email: danhumphrey@tamu.edu).

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