Assistant Professor of Experimental Media/Film Production
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The Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Media & Film Production. This full-time position begins August 20, 2020. Ideal candidates will be multidisciplinary artists, fluent in both digital and analogue (film) motion picture technologies, with teaching experience in both beginning and advanced experimental media production classes. The department seeks candidates who will contribute to the experimental media/film-as-fine-art curriculum. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversityin people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College's intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
The Department of Visual and Media Arts is a vibrant and engaged community of artists, scholars and professionals, with over 100 full- and part-time faculty members, 1500 undergraduate majors, and more than 100 MFA graduate students. The department offers general education courses in art history, a BA degree that includes both media studies and media production, a BFA in media production, an MFA in writing for film and television, and an MFA in film and media art.
Emerson College is the nation's only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,535 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 59 countries and all 50 states.
Candidates should have an MFA in film/video or a related discipline, or a practice-based PhD with extensive production experience. Candidates with experience and accomplishments as a practicing artist comparable to a terminal degree will also be considered. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required as is an active record of media-making and exhibitions/screenings. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through teaching, creative work, service activities and engagement with students outside of the classroom.
Primary responsibilities will be teaching a range of introductory to advanced undergraduate classes and MFA-level graduate classes in 16mm film production, experimental film and media making, art video, media installation art, or media and performance art. Teaching in the Film Art BFA programsummer sessions in Boston or the Netherlands, or onlinemay be part of this appointment. Courses may serve students from across the College in addition to Visual and Media Arts majors. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentorship, support for admissions, and serving on department, school, and college committees.
The Visual and Media Arts Department offers a dynamic curriculum of exceptional range to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
Upholding the principle that diversity enriches education, Emerson College provides students with opportunities to learn from individuals who bring deep knowledge, different experiences, and unfamiliar perspectives to bear on teaching and creative work. More generally, the College is committed to infusing diversity into the curriculum, co-curricular offerings, and other activities as the means to develop community and intellectual growth. To support and sustain this community of learning, applicants demonstrating a record of significant engagement with issues of social, economic, racial and/or gender justice and equity in their work will be given preference.
Applicants must complete an online application form and submit a letter of application, a current CV, and contact information for three references. The letter of application should include statements on creative work, teaching philosophy and diversity and inclusion. Each material should be saved as a separate PDF or Word doc. and uploaded into the upload section where it requests your CV. Although the upload section just shows 'upload CV' - you should upload all materials in this section as the separate documents. Successful candidates will be contacted for samples of creative work as well as materials that demonstrate effective teaching, project mentoring, and engagement with diversity in the classroom.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
About Us Emerson College is the nations only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.
Diversity Statement Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.