Boston University, Cinema & Media Studies

Position ID:BU-CIMS-VAP [#18221]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cinema / African-American Cinema, history, culture, politics, and poetics of Black cinema in America
Appl Deadline:2021/04/11 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/03/01, finished 2021/10/16, listed until 2021/09/01)
Position Description:    

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The Cinema & Media Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in African-American Cinema, to commence July 1, 2021. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Cinema & Media Studies, Black/African-American Studies or related field in hand by the time of appointment. We are interested in candidates with strong research profiles in the history, culture, politics and poetics of Black cinema in America, including but not limited to research on important Black filmmakers, genres, movements and filmmaking traditions, either within or beyond the confines of Hollywood; considerations of race, film historiography and the archive; explorations of linkages to international, Postcolonial and/or Black Diasporic cinematic traditions; theoretical work on race, performance, spectatorship and identification; intermedial work spanning film, television, digital media, photography, video games and visual art; and intersectional approaches to race, gender and sexuality. Candidates should have a robust record of research, as well as evidence of inclusive and innovative approaches to teaching.

To apply, please submit via by April 11, 2021: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, writing sample (20-25p), and three letters of recommendation. Duties include a 2/2 teaching load at the undergraduate level. Courses will support interdisciplinary University programs in African-American Studies, American Studies as well as Cinema & Media Studies.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Boston University and in the Cinema & Media Studies Program. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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718 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215