Wheaton College Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies in Norton, Massachusetts

Wheaton College

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have 1,600 undergraduates from 39 US States and 72 countries. More than 23.7% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 13.9% are international students. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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2017/2018 - 2019/2020

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Full Academic Year

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The Film & New Media Studies ( FNMS ) program at Wheaton College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies to teach in and contribute to one of the college’s fastest-growing majors. This is a three-year, non-tenure track, full-time position, beginning in Fall 2017.

Candidates must have a primary teaching and research interest in, and be able to teach courses in, American cinema. We also seek candidates who would be able to offer undergraduate courses in a secondary area of specialization. This area is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who would be able to offer courses that would support our students’ interest in areas such as media studies or screenwriting.

The ideal candidate will also be prepared to teach Introduction to Film Studies, a required course for FNMS majors. Candidates who are able to teach existing courses, such as Film History to 1940, Hollywood Genres, Race and Racism in U.S. Cinema, Sexual Politics of Film Noir, are especially welcome and candidates should indicate this in their cover letter. Visit the Film and New Media Studies website (http://wheatoncollege.edu/fnms) to learn more about the intellectual framework for and courses in the FNMS program.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Candidates with a PhD in film studies or closely related field at the time of appointment are preferred. ABD candidates will also be considered at the rank of Visiting Instructor.
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and teaching and research philosophy statements. The teaching statement should succinctly speak to how your teaching philosophy can contribute to Wheaton’s curriculum. Applicants will be asked to list contact information for three reference providers, including email addresses.

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We are particularly interested in candidates who promote diversity and broaden the impact of Humanities thinking through their teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will join in our commitment to innovation and collaboration at an institution that focuses on undergraduate education.

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Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

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