The Film Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an innovation hire in Film and Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018. Innovation hires enable us to shape new directions in our curriculum. Innovation hires begin as four-year contracts, but are budgeted as regular tenure-track lines and the process of faculty development and review is identical to those of tenure-track candidates, with reappointment review after three years. At this point, the curricular innovation itself is also reviewed. In the case of a successful reappointment and curricular innovation review, the innovation hire would convert to a tenure track line and proceed as if in the fourth year of a tenure track line.
We seek candidates with wide-ranging knowledge of the history and theory of digital moving image media. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses global frameworks and/or is at the intersection of critical race studies and media studies. We welcome applications from innovative scholars with a Ph.D in Media Studies or a related field. Experience in hybrid scholarly/creative practices will be an advantage. The demonstration of effective teaching and mentoring is required. This position will carry a 2/2 teaching load that will include introductory and intermediate courses that serve the evolving major broadly, as well as advanced courses in the applicant’s specialty. The successful applicant will also have some experience in program building, with interests in transforming a Film Studies Program with new curriculum in Media Studies and in creating cross-disciplinary conversations about visual culture at Mount Holyoke. The applicant should have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts college and a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.
Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, a statement about your teaching philosophy, and a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. For best consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017. We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.