About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Department of Film at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of film/video production beginning Fall 2018. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. The Film Department is seeking a filmmaker and educator who can lead students through all aspects of film/video production, from concept development to final output. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses across various modes of production, including but not limited to documentary, narrative, and video art. Candidates should be proficient with digital workflows and experience with 16mm film production is also welcome. Evidence of successful college-level teaching is required. An MFA or equivalent in film / video production or related field is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of artistic achievement in film/video, including professional credits and screenings at festivals, cinemas, or other relevant venues.
Qualifications Vassar faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios, and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college- wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching. Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson River Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The City of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a C.V., a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, two sample syllabi (preferably at the introductory and intermediary levels), a candidate diversity statement, graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), links to samples of relevant creative work, and three letters of recommendation. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/ candidate-diversity-statement. Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2017 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Required Applicant Documents
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Optional Applicant Documents
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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