Georgia State University, School of Film, Media & Theatre

Position ID:GSU-FMT-PROFESSOR [#10510]
Position Title: Tenure Track Open Rank Faculty Position in Film/Television/Media History
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Atlanta, Georgia 30303, United States [map]
Subject Area: Film and Media Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/11/20, finished 2018/11/25, listed until 2018/05/20)
Position Description:    

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Be part of the School of Film, Media & Theatre’s growing faculty at Georgia State University, an enterprising Research I university in Atlanta. Our new faculty member in Film/Television/Media History will play a central role in the school’s contributions to Georgia State’s strategic goals of highlighting the arts and media as vital to the quality of all major cities and demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for support for faculty include intramural research grants, summer funding, teaching release time, graduate research assistants, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding.

The Film and Media faculty and the Theatre faculty at Georgia State University merged in July 2017 to form the School of Film, Media & Theatre. The new school has over 900 majors and houses a Ph.D. program in Moving Image Studies, master’s programs in film/media production and studies, and undergraduate programs in film/media and theatre. We are located in the heart of the third largest media-producing capital in America. The School of Film, Media & Theatre is dedicated to broadening the range of voices heard in American culture (including perspectives that are often marginalized because of race, gender, age, class, rural status, gender identity, ethnicity, body image, disability, sexual orientation, military status, religion, or political orientation) and to critically examining the functions of mainstream visual storytelling in our culture.

The School of Film, Media & Theatre is part of the College of the Arts, which was established in 2016 and also includes the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, the School of Music, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts (CENCIA), and the Center for Educational Partnerships in Music. In addition to offering some of the university’s most popular majors, the college connects faculty and students with Atlanta’s thriving arts scene and booming film and music industries.

Georgia State University is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students significant research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia State as #4 in Most Innovative Schools, #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching, and #11 in Campus Ethnic Diversity among national universities.

Responsibilities The selected candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda; to teach graduate courses in a doctoral program in Moving Image Studies (including a graduate seminar in historical method) as well as undergraduate courses in film/TV/media history; and to participate in service at the department, college, university, and/or national levels. Candidates might specialize in cultural, technological, industrial, or reception/exhibition history or might combine different approaches (including media archaeology or material culture). Qualifications

Essential Qualifications (Assistant Professor rank): • Ph.D. in film/television or a related field (in hand by August 1, 2018); • An emerging record of film/TV/media research; • Experience in teaching at the university level

Essential Qualifications (Associate Professor rank or higher): • Ph.D. in film/television or a related field; • An established record of film/TV/media research; • A minimum of 5 years experience in teaching at the university level

Preferred Qualifications (any rank): • An established record of film/TV/media research that shows engagement with historical materials (e.g., digital or traditional archives; ethnographic study; ephemera); • Excellence in teaching at the university level; • An established record of mentoring graduate students and/or colleagues, particularly from underrepresented groups

Individuals at associate and full professor ranks are encouraged to apply.

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications as well as your past and/or potential contributions to diversity/inclusion through research/creative activity and teaching; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a representative scholarly publication/paper; and 4) at least two letters of recommendation.

Applicants should send their materials to or to the following address: Attn: Regina Anderson College of the Arts-Film, Media & Theatre Georgia State University P.O. Box 5060 Atlanta, GA 30303

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Angelo Restivo, To ensure consideration, please submit all materials by December 1, 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Film/Television/Media Studies.  

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