Middlebury Looking for a Media Production Faculty Member


For the media academics reading my blog, I want to briefly point to a position that my department is searching for this Fall:

Assistant Professor of Media Production, Middlebury College

The Film and Media Culture Department invites applications for a tenure track position in Media Production beginning September 2012.  Appointment at the Assistant Professor level; completed M.F.A. or Ph.D. at time of appointment required.  The successful candidate will primarily teach introductory and advanced courses in video and digital media production, spanning the range of narrative, documentary, and experimental work, as well as specialized production courses in topics such as animation, documentary, or digital media.  Candidates should be versed and invested in the field of film and media studies as well as hands-on production, and thus would be able to teach additional critical studies courses per their interest and expertise.  It is expected that this candidate will be an active media creator and producer, and ongoing creative output will be considered his/her primary professional development focus.  The successful candidate should be comfortable teaching in a humanities-centered program anchored in film and media studies as part of an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and practice.  Details of the department’s mission, production facilities, and curriculum can be found on its homepage.

Applicants should provide evidence of creative potential and teaching excellence.  All application materials must be received by November 15, 2011.  Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit the following: a letter of application, addressed to search committee chair Christian Keathley, that outlines teaching and creative experiences and interests; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly writing (max. 25 pages); sample(s) of production work (max. 15 mins.); three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should speak to the candidate’s teaching ability.  Interfolio enables uploading of video to its own portfolio system, or embedding of links to existing website that presents your work (e.g., vimeo, youtube). Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.

Please spread the word to any media producers/scholars who might be a good match for the position.

Just to be clear: I’m no longer the chair of my department, and I’ll be participating in a detached role in this search from my current perch in Germany. So I won’t be doing online Q&As and outreach as I did during our last search, but if you’re interested in the job, reviewing the posts and comments from the search I ran two years ago could be useful, as would be reviewing my various Middlebury-centered posts about how things work at my home institution & department.

Good luck on the job market!

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