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CINEMATIC ARTS CHAIR AND PROFESSOR IN FILM STUDIES

Requisition # 73764

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, September 5th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Cinematic Arts

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa invites applications for a departmental Chair and Full Professor in Film Studies beginning August 2020. We are seeking a senior scholar with an outstanding research profile and excellence in teaching who has the vision and skills to lead a department committed to the integration of film studies and film and video production in line with the goals and mission of the University of Iowa. The area of expertise is open and we expect the successful candidate will complement and enhance research and teaching strengths in the department’s Film Studies program.



The Department of Cinematic Arts offers a B.A. in Cinema (to over 380 majors and minors), M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Film Studies, an M.F.A. in Film & Video Production, and a new Screenwriting major, in addition to serving hundreds of General Education students. The successful candidate will build creatively upon the University of Iowa’s legacy in the fields of film studies and film production and enhance the department’s status as a vibrant intellectual, artistic, and cultural hub of cinema-related activities at the University and surrounding community, as well as in the broader academic field.



Questions can be directed to the search committee chair Associate Professor Paula Amad (paula-amad@uiowa.edu). Attachments to the application should include: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three recommenders; and a one-page statement outlining leadership experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Screening for the position will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.



The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department of Cinematic Arts and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

  • Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Outstanding record of ongoing research with international impact.

  2. Excellent teaching record.

  3. Previous experience in departmental leadership and administration.

  4. Demonstrated commitment to supporting and building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable department.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Commitment to an academic environment that integrates film studies and production.

  2. Experience in building collaborations across units and colleges, and between campus and community. 

  3. Experience with innovative, student-focused curriculum development. 

  4. Experience with alumni and donor relations.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
One-Page Statement Outlining Leadership Experience
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Paula T Amad - paula-amad@uiowa.edu
Clas-Cinematic Arts
Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building
104 West Washington
E210 AJB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2827
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/cinematic-arts/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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