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Position Detail - Open Rank Professor of Film Media Theater

Open Rank Professor of Film Media Theater

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: South Hadley, MA
Categories: Faculty

The Film Media Theater Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track moving image production position to begin July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will have teaching and production experience in directing narrative film and/or television/web series. We welcome secondary specialties in performance and media practices, as the position is housed in the Film/Media/Theater department. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of experience mentoring and teaching students at the undergraduate level who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Faculty from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. MFA required by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a robust creative portfolio, college-level teaching experience and will be expected to continue to pursue their creative and professional activities.

The position involves teaching a range of moving-image production courses from the introductory level to the capstone, and may include hybrid production/critical studies courses. The course load is two classes per semester, as well as advising independent studies, honors theses, and advising in the major. Other responsibilities may include organizing a media production internship program/network for our majors, involvement with the Five College Student Film Festival, and programming occasional speakers and events.

Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, a CV, and three statements, one concerning teaching philosophy, one describing research/creative interests, and one about mentoring a diverse student body. Applications should be submitted by January 5, 2022.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college 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 a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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