Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for a full-time assistant/associate professor of video and film. Rank is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
The position will concentrate on the teaching of courses in alternative narrative with an approach that challenges conventional narrative production, and that emphasizes writing, directing and performance as imaginative and discursive sites for experimentation. We seek candidates who are actively engaged artists with demonstrated successful teaching at the undergraduate level in moving image production and theory with a focus on current transnational and cross-cultural practices. Practice, research and teaching may draw upon a broad range of experiences in video, film, sound, performance, photography, animation, experimental media and emerging technologies, as well as cultural studies, cinema studies and activism. We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise in analog and digital media and in a range of forms including fiction, non-fiction and hybrid genres.
Ability to communicate and work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary campus community and within a program that includes photography, installation and performance studies is important. Qualified candidates must have an MFA (or its equivalent) and a significant exhibition record. The position involves teaching two courses each semester, as well as substantial student advising and participation in program and college governance.
Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016. The position will begin in July 2017. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Please submit a letter highlighting teaching and professional work, a CV (including email address), three course syllabi examples, names and contact information of three recommenders, and three samples of completed video or film work. Examples of creative work must be submitted through a link to a secure posting on Vimeo or online portfolio at http://jobs.hampshire.edu. No hard copies will be accepted.
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.