JOB: Open Rank, Film and Africana Studies @ Texas A&M University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Film Studies and Africana Studies
Texas A&M University – College Station

The Africana Studies and Film Studies programs at Texas A&M University invite applications for a tenure-track open rank position.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies, Film Studies or related field.  We seek candidates with a strong research agenda and teaching record in African cinema or African diaspora cinemas in the United States, the United Kingdom, or Latin America.  Secondary fields of specialization may include ethnographic cinema and documentary cinema.

The position will have equal responsibilities in both programs; we expect the successful candidate to be able to teach Francophone, Hispanic, Anglophone, and Lusophone Black cinema, even if her or his specialty is in one or two of these areas.  The successful candidate will teach in the areas of her or his specialization, as well as Introduction to Africana Studies, Introduction to Film Analysis, and Film History.  Texas A&M University is a Research I institution, and the search committee is looking for scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary research, undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, and program development.

The Africana Studies Program and Film Studies Program are housed in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.  The programs offer an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in their respective fields. Over 40 faculty members from such diverse areas as Anthropology, Communication, English, History, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Philosophy, Performance Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies teach courses for our programs.  The joint position in Africana and Film Studies represents the College’s commitment to the advancement of interdisciplinary research programs and is evidence of the growing interest in these areas of study.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1. Send your application letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a 20-page writing sample to:

Juan Alonzo, Chair
Africana and Film Studies Search
4355 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4355

If you have questions, contact Juan Alonzo, Chair of Africana and Film Studies Search



Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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