Emory University: Senior Lecturer or Assistant Professor – Department of Film and Media Studies

Senior Lecturer or Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies

Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies invites applications for a new position at Emory.  The successful candidate will have significant experience as an imaginative creator in the evolving film, television or new media entertainment industries.  The candidate must also have a strong commitment to nurturing undergraduates across several years of coursework and internships.

This unique position entails teaching four to five courses annually (albeit with a course reduction for administrative work).  These classes include a senior capstone course, Content Creation, in which students learn about the workings of the industry, and plan, produce and distribute their own media content.  Other courses will depend on the hire’s areas of expertise, but could include topics such as film, television and digital content development, budgeting, scheduling, production, marketing and distribution (national and international), the contemporary American media industry, independent production, key film festivals, key global markets, or the history of the entertainment industry.

This hire will also co-direct our 40-student Concentration in Film and Media Management, a collaboration between our dynamic and growing department and Emory’s highly-ranked Goizueta School of Business, which gives our students knowledge, competencies and experiences for pursuing a post-graduate career in the media industries.  Part of the co-director’s duties will be building the Concentration and our industry curriculum by cultivating relationships with Atlanta’s dramatically expanding media industry (recently ranked first in the country for feature film production) as well those in Los Angeles and New York.  These efforts could also include assisting with fundraising for program initiatives. Appointment begins in Fall 2018.

Candidates should hold an advanced degree (MFA or Ph.D.), and at a minimum, demonstrate evidence of outstanding presentation skills in an industry or educational context. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate excellence in undergraduate level teaching.  This position will be either tenure-track or senior lecturer-track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

A complete application will consist of a cover letter that specifically addresses how the candidate meets the above stated requirements, a CV, and three letters of recommendation.  Application review will begin on January 22, 2018; to ensure full consideration all materials should be received by this date.  To apply for this position, please visit apply.interfolio.com/47211 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.

Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion.  In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.  Emory University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.