Assistant Professor – Film & Theatre – Film Scholar

first_imgCompensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents below by the applicationdeadline on February 1, 2021. Responsibilities Preferred Qualifications Participate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committees and other serviceassignments.Design and teach introductory and advanced level courses inFilm and/or Media studies, including special topics oninternational cinema/media, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexualidentities and orientation, immigration and/or other inclusivetopics.Participate in curricular development and teaching of coursesto meet the needs of the RTVF program and the Department of Filmand Theatre’s diverse student population.Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research andscholarship, as well as other forms of professionalengagement.Demonstrate awareness and experience in understanding the needsof a student population of great diversity—in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation—through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies, and advisement. Department SummaryThe Department of Film and Theatre, housed within the College ofHumanities & Arts, seeks qualified candidates for a full-timeAssistant Professor in Radio-Television-Film Studies with a Ph.D.in film/media history, research, theory, and criticism. This is nota production position. Candidates whose work is informed by EthnicStudies or intersectional issues of ethnicity, class, and/or genderare encouraged to apply. The department encourages public-facingscholarship, and the successful candidate will demonstrate facilityin historical, theoretical, and humanistic approaches to cinema andrelated media.The department embraces a diverse and fluid set of creativepractices and critical methodologies driven by nationally andinternationally recognized scholars and professionals. Faculty arecommitted to a collective mission of teaching and research tosupport student growth. We emphasize the ethical dimension ofcreative practice and scholarship within a global context and inrelationship to the dynamics of power–including those of class,gender, race, and geopolitics—as they pertain to visual, spatial,performing, institutional, ideological, and scholarlypractices.Our mission is to create and maintain an environment for learningthat promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom,human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of San Jose and thegreater Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction andintellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessiblehigher education for residents of the region and state, as well asthe nation and world. Learn more about our department community athttps://www.sjsu.edu/filmandtheatre/ Ph.D. in Film and/or Media Studies.Expertise in the history, research, theory, and criticism ofFilm and/or Media Studies.Experience teaching Introduction to Film/Media, Film/MediaHistory, Media and Culture, research, theory, and criticism, aswell as general education curricula (both lower division and upperdivision), within these fields.Experience teaching online and utilizing learning managementsystems.Promise of interesting research productivity through one ormore published peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters inFilm and/or Media Studies.Knowledge of interdisciplinary trends in the field offilm/media history, theory, and criticism including but not limitedto cultural studies and issues of race, gender, sexual identitiesand orientation, class, and/or immigration.Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional,relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage andsupport historically underserved students.Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparableexperience.Experience with academic advising and mentorship.Demonstrated service to program and department units.center_img An understanding of historical patterns of systemic exclusionof Black/African American, Latinx American, Native American,Asian/Pacific Islander American, and/or other racially andnationally minoritized peoples.Demonstrated teaching and scholarship framed within a regional,national, and/or transnational framework.Demonstrated ability to connect film aesthetics to other media(e.g., radio, television), to the study of industries, and/or tothe politics or economics or cultures of international cinemas andrelated media.Experience in curricular development of required and electivecourses within a Radio-Television-Film or equivalent major.Presentations at regional, national, and/or internationalpeer-reviewed conferences. Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair Elisha Miranda ([email protected]).The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. The University is committed toincreasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic andgender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23- campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 27, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Letter of interestCurriculum VitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy that describes whatrole faculty play in student successStatement of research plans (2 pages) that addresses therelationship of research activities to the classroom andteachingDiversity Statement (2 pages) that addresses the followingquestion: How does your teaching and/or scholarship foster acommitment to an inclusive and diverse academic community offaculty, staff and students?Three references with contact information This position offers an opportunity to forge further connections todifferent college and campus units and is also an excellentopportunity for film/media scholars interested in launching acareer at a teaching-scholar institution. The university is anational leader in graduating historically underserved students.SJSU has achieved both HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) andAANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) status. Moreover, 40% of our studentpopulation are first-generation and 38% are Pell- qualified. As aresult, we rank third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility.Required Qualificationslast_img