Assistant Professor of Film Studies – Digital Filmmaking, Screenwriting, and Critical Studies (Tenure-track)
The interdisciplinary program in Film Studies at DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Digital Film Production, Screenwriting, and Critical Studies to begin in fall of 2022 (salary commensurate with experience and qualifications). Preference will be given to candidates with an MFA in Film Production (or closely related field), though candidates with a Ph.D. in film or media with extensive production/digital filmmaking experience will also be considered. We seek a teacher-filmmaker/scholar devoted to undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the liberal arts college tradition, with a record of professional excellence in digital filmmaking and screenwriting (e.g., evidence of works presented or acknowledged in nationally and/or internationally recognized markets), with an area or areas of scholarly/critical studies expertise evident in their professional experience (teaching, scholarship, and/or artistic endeavors).
Candidates must be able to offer courses that introduce and center the filmmaking, scholarship, and lived experiences of BIPOC and/or other historically marginalized people, especially but not limited to a U.S. context. Of particular interest are candidates whose own creative work centers the lived experiences of BIPOC and other historically marginalized people and/or the intersection of race, sexuality, gender, class, and/or nation.
The selected applicant will teach six classes annually (3/3 load with a 0.5 credit extended studies course once every three years), maintain a robust professional presence in their field, and engage in service to the Film Studies program and the University (i.e., teach film-related First-year Seminars of their own design, teach courses that fulfill our Power, Privilege and Diversity and/or Global Learning requirements, advise students, serve on program and University committees, and work collaboratively and productively with colleagues across the arts and the University). Teaching assignments will include Introduction to Digital Film Production, Advanced Topics in Digital Film Production, Film Studies Senior Capstone Seminar (a two-semester experience in which students produce a short film, feature-length screenplay, or scholarly paper), Screenwriting, Introduction to Film, and lower and upper-level critical Film Studies courses in the candidate’s specialization (as well as classes listed above in service to the University). The successful candidate will also mentor independent study film projects. As an interdisciplinary program in a liberal arts setting, our courses seek to make connections between artistry, cultural, theoretical and historical awareness, and production/craft choices and technique.
Completed applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive full consideration; applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter; CV; 2-page teaching statement (which should include a discussion of teaching philosophy or approach, courses the candidate has taught as well as courses the candidate would like to teach, and ways in which anti-racism and a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences figure into pedagogical practice); terminal degree transcript(s); and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/95899). Additional supporting documents (samples of creative work and evidence of teaching effectiveness) will be requested after initial review. Please contact Chris White (she/her), Director of Film Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
In support of DePauw University’s mission and values, we welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.