Assistant Teaching Professor - Film & Media Studies - 18360BR
Assistant Teaching Professor - Film & Media Studies
The Department of Film and Media Studies is a growing and dynamic program with eight full-time faculty including internationally recognized scholars and filmmakers, over 300 undergraduate majors and minors, and approximately 10 graduate students. The department offers a comprehensive undergraduate and MA/PhD graduate curriculum.
The Department of Film and Media Studies welcomes candidates who through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department and academic community. The search committee is especially interested in applications from women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups.
The University of Kansas, a member of the Association of America Universities, is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU's main campus is situated in Lawrence, a vibrant community near the Kansas City metropolitan area. While maintaining a small-town atmosphere, Lawrence is ideally situated within a short drive of world-class museums, performing arts, dining, culture and entertainment.
20% Service: Contribute to a growing film and media studies department in which production and studies are integrated. Faculty must share in the work of the department by participating in service including faculty meetings, departmental committees, curriculum and program development as well as prospective student and community outreach. Serve as faculty advisor to student clubs such as the Animation Club. Adhere to departmental, college, and university policies.
10% Research: Faculty members are expected to remain current in creative work and best practices in their field, as evidenced in an active creative research program in film and media production.
1. M.F.A. or another terminal graduate degree (MA, PhD, or equivalent) in film/media production and studies, with a specialization in animation and visual effects, expected by start date of appointment (to begin as early as August 16, 2021).
2. Demonstrated skills and experience in contemporary animation and visual effects production methods and technologies.
3. Formal training and teaching experience in film/media production and studies as demonstrated by completion of a terminal graduate degree program and/or professional experience.
4. Demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the collegiate or equivalent level indicating expertise in teaching introductory film and media production and studies courses, upper-level undergraduate courses, and courses in animation and visual effects at all levels.
5. Willingness to participate in and lead course and curriculum re-design efforts and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate teaching and mentorship.
6. Evidence of an ability to engage positively in the artistic and intellectual life of the Department of Film and Media Studies, the School of the Arts, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University.
Additional Candidate Instructions
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.